The AstraZeneca Award in Chemistry for 2011 goes to André Beauchemin, associate professor in the University of Ottawa's Department of Chemistry for his outstanding contributions to the field of synthetic organic chemistry. Beauchemin will receive an unrestricted grant of $100,000 over two years. Beauchemin's research focuses on structural elements incorporating nitrogen atoms into pharmaceuticals, common to more than 90% of all drugs. This research award will provide the resources to develop these processes, in collaboration with medicinal chemists at AstraZeneca Canada.
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