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  • #BrighterWorld

    Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster lets you explore the chemistry of solids and living systems. Strong links among our research and teaching combined with internationally recognized faculty members and facilities make this Department one of the best in Canada.

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    Research

    We pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives...

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    Our undergraduate programs give students the tools to break down real world problems, such as how to monitor a disease’s progress or build a better battery, and apply their knowledge to design possible solutions. Laboratory courses give students hands on experience to test hypotheses using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    Our graduate programs offer opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research in all disciplines of modern chemical science. Explore to see the exciting opportunities that our Department can provide and find research areas to match your interests.

  • Analytical Services

    Analytical Services

    The combination of state-of-the-art equipment and experienced, professional personnel provides unparalleled analytical services to our academic and industry clients. Our staff work closely with clients to solve unique research questions. We also offer compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) , a standard no other academic lab in North America offers.

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Prospective Students

Hands-on experience, state-of-the-art labs modelled on industry set-ups and innovative teaching approaches – all mark our undergraduate programs

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Graduate Studies

Award-winning researchers and state-of-the-art research facilities combined with cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities give our students unparalleled opportunities to explore

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Research

Our faculty and students pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives and enhance our understanding of the world

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Analytical Services

We specialize in helping our academic and industry partners solve their analytical needs, including NMR and MS GMP testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)

Latest News

Three Science faculty members recognized for research excellence

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Colleagues have awarded Faculty of Science Research Chairs to Louis Schmidt, Gillian Goward and Martin Gibala. The faculty members will join last year’s cohort of Michael Brook, Kari Dalnoki-Veress and Allison Williams. Maureen... Read more

The 2020 winner of the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award is: Giuseppe Melacini, McMaster University

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Giuseppe Melacini obtained his BSc from the University of Milan in 1992 under the supervision of Professors Mario Farina, Lucia Zetta and Henriette Molinari, and his... Read more

Audrey Cameron Academic Excellence Awards in Chemistry and Chemical Biology - 2020

Thursday, 13 February 2020

The Dr. Audrey Cameron Academic Excellence and Discovery Fund has been established to fund student research experiences in which students will have the chance to... Read more

Making light work

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

A collaboration between McMaster and Harvard researchers has generated a new platform in which light beams communicate with one another through solid matter, establishing... Read more

No more tough pills to swallow

Friday, 31 January 2020

Taking medicine can be a tough pill to swallow – literally. For people who have difficulty swallowing – including children, older adults, or those with... Read more

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards for 2020 in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Friday, 31 January 2020

All interested and highly qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the McMaster Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology for an NSERC Undergraduate Student... Read more

Catalyst breaks sulfur–sulfur bonds to give new life to tired tyres

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Process recovers organic components that can become new elastomers Researchers from Canada have demonstrated a mild chemical approach for reclaiming organic polymers from waste tyre... Read more

Teaching-Track Assistant Professor

Monday, 2 December 2019

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, McMaster University  The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology invites applications for a teaching-track faculty position at the Assistant... Read more

Dr. Britz McKibbin, a Diet Detective

Friday, 25 October 2019

Diet detectives Researchers at McMaster have identified several chemical signatures, detectable in blood and urine, that can accurately measure dietary intake, potentially offering a new tool... Read more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Chemistry Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, McMaster University

Monday, 23 September 2019

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) at McMaster University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in... Read more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Molecular Medicine Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, McMaster University

Monday, 23 September 2019

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) at McMaster University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in... Read more

Scientists find simple urine test could offer a non-invasive approach for diagnosis of IBS patients

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Philip Britz-McKibbin in his lab. Photo by JD Howell. Scientists at McMaster have identified new biomarkers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in urine, which could lead... Read more

Upcoming Events

2Apr
Thursday, 2 April 2020, 01 30 PM - 02 30 PM
C&CB Seminar - Warren Chan, University of Toronto
9Apr
Thursday, 9 April 2020,
C&CB Thesis Day
23Apr
Thursday, 23 April 2020, 01 30 PM - 02 30 PM
C&CB Seminar - Mark Workentin - University of Western Ontario
30Apr
Thursday, 30 April 2020, 01 30 PM - 02 30 PM
C&CB Seminar - Tom McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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