Welcome to the Tranmer Research Group Website

Principal Investigator: Geoffrey K. Tranmer, PhD

Tenured Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba.

Appointed Adjunct in the Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba.

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Senior Research Chemist, Merck Frosst Canada Ltd.

NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, Supervisor: Prof. Steven V. Ley.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Princeton University, Supervisor: Prof. Martin Semmelhack.

PhD, University of Guelph, Organic Chemistry, Supervisor: Prof. William Tam.

BSc (Hons), Brock University, Chemistry, Supervisor: Prof. Fred Capretta.


Brief Biographical Sketch

Dr. Geoffrey Tranmer, a native of Lindsay Ontario Canada, began his endeavors into scholarly research as an undergraduate at Brock University working in the lab of Professor Fred Capretta as a fourth-year thesis student. Upon completion of his Honors degree in Chemistry, he enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Guelph, studying the “1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrones Tethered to Norbornadiene: Scope and Applications”, under the supervision of Professor William Tam. Geoff initiated his post-doctoral studies at Princeton University working with Prof. Martin Semmelhack, studying the application of molecular design towards bacterial quorum sensing. Following this tenure, and an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship, he continued his studies in the group of Professor Steven V. Ley at the University of Cambridge researching the development and application of new technologies in organic synthesis, with particular focus on Flow Chemistry and Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis. Geoff’s first industrial role was as a Senior Research Chemist at Merck Frosst in Montreal as a member of the Technology Enabled Synthesis group, integrating the application of automated synthesis and purification into medicinal chemistry programs. Following subsequent employment at McMaster University as the Synthesis and NMR Lab Manager in the Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology, and research at the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization, he has accepted the appointment of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba. Geoff has co-authored 16 papers and 3 reviews in peer-reviewed journals, and has been named as co-inventor on six published patent applications and will focus his research and teaching in the area of Medicinal Chemistry.

“Geoff Tranmer – Taking the “ick” out of Organ-ic Synthesis since 1998”

Research Interests

•  Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Chemical Biology, Organic Synthesis

•  Flow Chemistry: Development and application of new synthetic technologies in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology programs

•  Development of targeted cancer therapies

•  Development of novel bioconjugation methodologies for use in chemical biology

Contact Information

Geoff Tranmer, PhD

Associate Professor

College of Pharmacy

(Adjunct) Department of Chemistry

University of Manitoba

321 Apotex Centre

750 McDermot Ave

Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0T5

Tel. 204-474-8358

Email: Geoffrey.Tranmer@umanitoba.ca