Sponsored by the CSC Biological/Medicinal Chemistry Division and Organic Chemistry Division



The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award is presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of biological or medicinal chemistry within the past five years of the initial nomination deadline date while working in Canada.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2024 winner of the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award is:


Roger Linington, MCIC
Simon Fraser University

Professor Linington received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Leeds and his Ph.D. in natural products chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He started his independent academic career at the University of California Santa Cruz before returning to Canada in 2015. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University where he holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Natural Products and High-Throughput Screening. 

His research program focuses developing new tools in 1) chemical characterization of complex mixtures, 2) phenotypic fingerprinting of bioactive metabolites and 3) creation of informatics platforms to integrate chemical and biological datasets. Professor Linington’s research program integrates wet lab science in small molecule characterization with informatics tool development through the creation of open-source databases, webservers and informatics pipelines for small molecule discovery and characterization. Professor Linington has interests in both the practical aspects of small molecule identification and the technical aspects of developing new computational methods in this area. This includes separation science, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, database design, and algorithm development. His team maintains the Natural Products Atlas (www.npatlas.org), a database of all known microbial metabolites.

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Past Winners

2023

Nicolas Moitessier, MCIC

McGill University
Society: CSC
2022

Scott Prosser, MCIC

University of Toronto
Society: CSC
2021

Anthony Mittermaier, MCIC

McGill University
Society: CSC
2020

Giuseppe Melacini

McMaster University
Society: CSC
2019

Robert Britton

Simon Fraser University
Society: CSC
2018

William D. Lubell, FCIC

Université de Montréal
Society: CSC
2017

John Paul Pezacki

University of Ottawa
Society: CSC
2016

Robert Campbell

University of Alberta
Society: CSC
2015

David M. Perrin

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC
2014

David Vocadlo

Simon Fraser University
Society: CSC
2013

Andrew Woolley

University of Toronto
Society: CSC