Robert Britton obtained his BSc from the University of Waterloo in 1996 working with Victor Snieckus, and his PhD in natural product isolation, structural elucidation, and total synthesis from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Edward Piers and Raymond Anderson. Britton spent two years at the University of Cambridge with Ian Paterson as an NSERC PDF then joined the Process Research Group at Merck as a senior scientist before starting an independent career at Simon Fraser University in 2005. He is a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar and his research program focuses on the concise synthesis of structurally and stereochemically complex natural products and the discovery of new synthetic methods to support drug discovery and development.
Past Winners - Boehringer Ingelheim Award
University of Ottawa
Robert E. Campbell
University of Alberta
Simon Fraser University