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The Bernard Belleau Award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of medicinal chemistry through research involving biochemical or organic chemical mechanisms.

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The 2020 winner of the Bernard Belleau Award is:

Frederick G. West
The University of Alberta

Frederick West received his undergraduate training at the University of Arizona, and carried out PhD studies at the University of Wisconsin with Ed Vedejs. After a 2-year NIH postdoctoral stint at Columbia with Gilbert Stork, he began his independent career in 1988 at the University of Utah. In 2002, he moved to the University of Alberta, where he is currently Vice Dean of Science and Co-Director of the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta. In addition to work involving the chemistry of novel reactive intermediates and natural product synthesis, the West group has been involved in several aspects of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry. This includes hexose transporter proteins, cancer drug delivery, new PET tracers, and anticancer drugs targeting tubulin, DNA repair enzymes, and immune checkpoints.

Past Winners


David Perrin

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

David Vocadlo

Simon Fraser University
Society: CSC

Jeffrey W. Keillor

University of Ottawa
Society: CSC

Patrick T. Gunning

University of Toronto
Society: CSC

Andrei K. Yudin

University of Toronto
Society: CSC

John Honek

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC

William D. Lubell

Université de Montréal
Society: CSC

View the list of Past Winners.