Catalyzing Solutions

The Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation (CCRI) is Canada’s largest co-located, multidisciplinary catalysis research centre. It was created in 2001 with the vision to establish national and international collaborations at the interface of chemistry, engineering and biology in order to conceive and develop new approaches to catalysis science.  The Centre is located in an 18,000 sq. ft. facility built in 2005 at the University of Ottawa’s downtown campus in the heart of Canada’s national capital.  With state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with leading institutes around the globe, the CCRI provides researchers with a unique scientific environment that fosters groundbreaking research, collaboration and training of young researchers.

We have the organization, core facilities, expertise and the dedication for solving your technical problems.

Centre for Catalysis Research Innovation (CCRI) Collaborative Research Award for Medicinal Chemistry: “PDF for Hire”

This award is made possible by support from the CCRI, the Ottawa Heart Research Institute, and the Office of the Vice President Research. 

The full application process can be downloaded here: ccri_pdf_award.

Applications received over the course of the year will be reviewed in August and in February. The dead-lines are August 15th and February 15th.

The first round closed in October 2018. Subsequent rounds will be announced at a later date. Please see our first round's awardees below. 


2018 CCRI Collaborative Research Award for Medicinal Chemistry “PDF for Hire” Award Recipients

  • Dr Tommy Alain (CHEO, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, uOttawa) and Dr Chris Boddy (Chemistry, uOttawa) will be developing novel compounds that improve efficacy of oncolytic viruses for the treatment of intractable brain cancers. 
  • Dr Marceline Côté (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, uOttawa) and Dr André Beauchemin (Chemistry, uOttawa) will be developing new small molecule inhibitors of pathogenic emerging viruses.

Congratulations to our inaugural awardees.  The CCRI is proud to be able to support your collaborative research!


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