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Peter W. Schiller, O.Q., PhD, FRSC, FAAAS, FAAPS

  • Director, Chemical Biology and Peptide Research unit 
  • Full IRCM Research Professor
  • Full Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Université de Montréal
  • Holder of the Canadian Pacific Chair on Pain

Other affiliations

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Drug Discovery, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA
  • Member, Quebec Pain Research Network, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
  • Member, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

Awards and honours

  • Recipient, Cathay Award, Chinese International Peptide Symposium (2014)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2001)
  • Recipient, Research  Achievement Award, Amer. Assoc. Pharm. Sci. (AAPS) (2000)
  • Officer, Ordre national du Québec (1999)
  • Recipient, Vincent du Vigneaud Award, American Peptide Society (1998)
  • Fellow, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) (1998)
  • Recipient, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship (1997)
  • Fellow, International Neuropeptide Society (1997)
  • Recipient, MERIT Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA (1997)
  • Recipient, Prix Galien Canada (1995)
  • Member, Royal Society of Canada (1991)
  • Recipient, Prix Marcel Piché, IRCM (1987)
  • Recipient, Max-Bergmann Medaille, Germany (1987)
  • Recipient, Kern Award and Medaille, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland (1971)

Degrees and relevant experience

  • PhD in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland (1967-1971)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, USA (1972-1973)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Laboratory of Chemical Biology, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA (1973-1975)
  • Guest professor, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH-Zurich (1979)
  • Guest professor, Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapour (2009-2012)
  • Lee Wee Nam Visiting Professor, School Biol. Sci., Nanyang Technological University, Singapour (2013-2014)
  • President, American Peptide Society (1995-1997)
  • President, Section of Drug Design and Discovery (DDD), AAPS (2003)
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