ICOS-20, 20th International Conference on Organic Synthesis
Friday, 20 October 2017
Marco A. Ciufolini


CiufoliniMarco A. Ciufolini

Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
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Education: BS (Chemistry, 1978) Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, Magna cum Laude
Ph.D. (1981) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Prof. M. Koreeda
Postdoc (1982-84), Yale University, New Haven, CT, Prof. S. Danishefsky.


Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia 2004-present
Co-head, Division of Drug Design and Synthesis, UBC Center for Drug Research and Development, 2006-2009
Professor of Organic Chemistry, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Ecole Supérieure
de Chimie, Physique, Electronique de Lyon, Sept 1997–Aug. 2004
Director, CNRS UMR 5078, Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2002
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2000-present
Assistant (1984-90), Associate (1990-97), Full Professor (1997-98), Rice University
Consultant for several pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe.
Founder or co-founder of 4 companies: 1 in the US, 2 in France, 1 in Canada.


Advisory Board, Heterocycles, 2007-2011
Reviewer for numerous journals; referee for promotion/tenure of many junior faculty
US (1993-1997): Member of several NIH Study Sections
France (1998-2004): Evaluation committees for many research units and institutes
National committee for the review of technical schools
National committee for the evaluation of young researchers
Canada (2004-): Evaluation of proposed Ph.D. programs at smaller universities


American Chemical Society (ACS), Member (since 1978)
Organic Chemistry Division of the ACS, Member (since1980)
Canadian Society for Chemistry and Chemical Institute of Canada (since 2010)
Societé Chimique de France (1998 - 2004)
International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC, since 2002)
member of the Advisory Board (2002-2006; 2012-2014); President, 2003-2005


Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2004
R. U. Lemieux Award in Organic Chemistry, 2013
Merck & Co. Academic Development Award, 2000 and 2001
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1994 – 1998
Student Research-Teaching Prize, ACS – Huron Valley Section, May 1982
Several teaching prizes at Rice University


Organic, bioorganic, and organometallic chemistry of potential applicability to synthetic endeavors; total synthesis of natural products; medicinal chemistry


Over 140 technical papers and book chapters, 28 patent applications, 1 monograph. Hindex
= 37. More than 220 invited talks at conferences and academic / industrial laboratories
worldwide. More than 30 Ph.D and 35 Master theses. Supervised about 15 postdocs
and 50 undergraduates.


DOB: June 14, 1956; nationality: United States of America, Italy.