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The 31st QOMSBOC is a Virtual Symposium
hosted by McMaster University on
December 3 & 4, 2021

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Congratulations to all of our QOMSBOC 2021

Award Winners!

Oral Presentations:

Tommy Lussier (Université de Sherbrooke - Legault Lab)

Ryan Moreira (University of Waterloo - Taylor Lab)

Eric Isbrandt (University of Ottawa - Newman Lab)

Dominic Campeau (University of Ottawa - Gagosz Lab)

Alexis Gabbey (University of Toronto - Rousseaux Lab)

Cynthia Messina (Concordia University - Forgione Lab)

Poster Awards:

Ahmed Fnaiche (Université de Montréal - Gagnon Lab) 

Kristian El Chami (McGill University - Arndtsen Lab)

Michael West (University of Toronto - Rousseaux Lab)

Myroslava Volosheniuk (University of Ottawa - Beauchemin Lab)


QOMSBOC is an annual symposium organized by synthetic and bioorganic research chemists in Quebec and Ontario, Canada.  Hosted by a different academic institution each year, QOMSBOC offers a forum to showcase cutting-edge research done by graduate students, undergraduate, and postdoctoral researchers.  The primary objective of QOMSBOC is to inspire and help to train the next generation of outstanding young organic chemists.

QOMSBOC 2021 Plenary Speakers

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Prof. Christina White

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Prof. Ryan Shenvi

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Prof. David Nagib

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

The Ohio State University

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Dr. Rebecca Ruck

Executive Director, Small Molecule Process R&D Enabling Technologies, 


QOMSBOC 2021 Virtual Program

Friday, December 3, 2021



1:00 - 1:15 Opening Remarks

1:15 - 3:30 Oral Presentations

3:30 - 4:30 Plenary Seminar by Prof. Ryan Shenvi


4:30 - 5:30 Poster Session 1


6:00 - 8:00 Oral Presentations

8:00 - 9:00 Plenary Seminar by Dr. Rebecca Ruck

Saturday, December 4, 2021 



9:00 - 11:30 Oral Presentations 

11:30 - 12:30 Plenary Seminar Prof. David Nagib

1:00 - 2:00 Poster Session 2


2:00 - 4:00 Oral Presentations

4:00 - 5:00 Plenary Seminar by Prof. Christina White

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QOMSBOC 2021 & 2022 Leadership

Director: Meghan Fragis, Graduate Student, McMaster University (

Chair: Dr. Jake Magolan, Associate Professor, McMaster University

Advisory Committee:

Dr. Anthony Rullo, Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Dr. James McNulty, Professor, McMaster University

Dr. Jarrod Johnson, Research Associate, McMaster University

We thank our sponsors

For more than thirty years, our annual QOMSBOC events have been made possible by generous support from many sponsors.  Our 2019 QOMSBOC, held at the University of Ottawa, was sponsored by the following organizations.

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Enquiries about potential sponsorship of our next in-person QOMSBOC event, which will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton in November of 2022, should be directed to the QOMSBOC 2022 Chair, Dr. Jake Magolan (

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