Sponsored by the CSC Biological/Medicinal Chemistry Division, Organic Chemistry Division
The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award (formerly the Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) 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.
The 2021 winner of the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award is:
Anthony Mittermaier, MCIC
Anthony Mittermaier obtained his B.Sc. in biophysics at the University of Guelph in 1996 and his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Lewis Kay and Julie Forman-Kay in 2003. After a short post-doc under the supervision of Lewis Kay and Regis Pomes at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, he joined the Department of Chemistry at McGill University in 2005, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. He has been the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) in the Faculty of Science since September 2020. His research employs a combination of biophysical techniques, particularly calorimetry and NMR spectroscopy, to address fundamental questions regarding the molecular basis of protein and nucleic acid function and drug design. In 2012 he was awarded the Agilent Early Career Professor Award for his advances in combining NMR with calorimetric techniques. More recently, his laboratory has begun to focus on using ITC to measure enzyme kinetics and thermal hysteresis experiments to measure supramolecular assembly.