Prof. Dr. Deryn Fogg

University of Ottawa

Deryn Fogg is a full professor and University Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She received a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1994, and carried out postdoctoral work at MIT before accepting a faculty position at uOttawa in 1997. Her research focuses on the interplay between mechanism and implementation in olefin metathesis and tandem catalysis, and development of non-traditional tools for insight into homogeneous catalysis. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Chemistry (2009), the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), and the Royal Society of Canada (2014), and was a Visiting Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 2015. She is a recipient of Ontario’s Polanyi Prize in Chemistry, a Canada-wide NSERC Discovery Accelerator award, and the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Strem Award for Inorganic Chemistry. She is an Associate Editor of Organometallics, and Permanent Secretary of the International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis. From 2000-2009, she chaired “Bacon & Eggheads”, a breakfast lecture series for Canadian Parliamentarians that presents leading Canadian research with important implications for federal decision-makers.

My Sessions

Frontiers in Ring-Closing Macrocyclization via Olefin Metathesis


Ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis has transformed organic synthesis in academia, and is now seeing its long-awaiting uptake in pharmaceutical manufacturing.1 Dominant among its applications in the latter context is ring-closing metathesis (RCM), owing to the therapeutic opportunities associated with macrocyclic drugs. A major challenge, however, lies in the competition between the desired cyclization reaction and intermolecular […]

General homogeneous catalysis