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 University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the Office of the Vice President Research. 

The full application process can be downloaded here: ccri_pdf_award.

Applications for the Summer/Fall 2018 (start date July 1st 2018) competition are due June 1st 2018. Award announcements will be made June 15th 2018. 


Winter/Spring 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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