Nominated Scientists

The following scientists have been nominated for listing on www.science.ca but have not yet been profiled. If you would like to nominate someone, or question the nomination of anyone listed here, please email info@science.ca.

Charles Beer

Organic Chemistry

Co-discoverer of vinblastine (from the Madagascar periwinkle plant) with Robert Noble at the University of Western Ontario in 1958. Vinblastine is a major chemotherapy drug used to treat cancers such as Hodgkin's disease, testicular and breast cancers.

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Douglas Coleman

Medicine

Obesity

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Paul Corkum

Fluid Mechanics, Power Systems, Electromagnetics, Photonics, Electronics

Developed attosecond (10^-18 or a billion billionths of a second) light pulses for molecular imaging.

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Eusebius J. Doedel

Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

His contributions to continuation and bifurcation theory, and his code AUTO are well known throughout the world in the fields of engineering and dynamical systems.

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Peter Kevan

Evolution and Ecology

World expert on bees and pollination of food crops.

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Christian Marois

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science

First to image planets orbiting a star system other than our solar system using speckle/noise suppression for direct exoplanet imaging using advance image processing techniques.

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Shirleen Roeder

Molecular Biology

Helped to decode the genome for yeast. Is working on the molecular and genetic mechanism for meiosis, the special type of cell division that permits sexual reproduction.

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William (Bill) Rowan

Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

Early Canadian ornithologist who discovered that photoperiodism, the length of days, was one of the main triggers of migration in birds.

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David H. Sinclair

General Physics, Subatomic Particles, Optics, Biophysics, Theoretical Physics

Driving force at Canada's Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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Kenneth Storey

Biochemistry

Elucidated the underlying biochemical principles that allow animals to make transitions to and from dormant states

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Nancy Turner

Botany

Demonstrated the pivotal role of plant resources in past and contemporary aboriginal cultures of Western Canada.

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