Sponsored by the University of Ottawa and the Organic Chemistry Division, the Keith Fagnou Award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to
organic chemistry while working in Canada. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than 12 years prior at the time of initial nomination.
The 2016 winner of the Keith Fagnou Award is:
Jean-Francois Paquin studied chemistry at the Université Laval where he graduated with a BSc in 1999. In 2004, he received his PhD under the supervision of Mark Lautens at the University of Toronto. After a postdoctoral stay in Erick M. Carreira’s lab at the ETH Zürich, he was appointed assistant professor in 2005 at the Université Laval as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry (2005−2010). In 2010, he was promoted to associate professor and his Canada Research Chair was renewed (2010−2015). In June 2014, he was promoted to full professor. His current research interests include the development of novel methodologies for the synthesis of organofluorine compounds and their applications for the preparation of bioactive fluorinated compounds or fluorinated biological probes.