College of Pharmacy research theme

Drug discovery, design, development and delivery

Research affiliations

Adjunct – department of chemistry

Research groups

Medicinal chemistry


  • Anti-cancer agents
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Flow chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

Research summary

The Tranmer group has a diversified research interest in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and organic synthesis techniques. Primarily, our group develops new synthetic organic methods and designs and develops new drugs. Specifically, the Tranmer research group is interested in developing new flow chemistry methods that aim at enhancing current synthetic organic techniques, and focuses on lead generation and optimization in drug discovery. The Tranmer research group believes in championing research programs that are directed at developing and applying innovative synthetic organic technologies and methods to the fields of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.


Geoffrey Tranmer is currently an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and an adjunct in the department of chemistry. He was previously a senior research chemist with Merck Frosst Canada Ltd.


  • Postdoctoral training at UBC in bioanalytical liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), enzymology and at the Centre for Drug Research and Development in high-content and high-throughput drug screening (Postdoc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UBC specializing in NMR structural biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.Sc. (Pharm)) from the University of British Columbia (UBC)

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College of Pharmacy
Apotex Centre
750 McDermot Avenue West
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5 Canada