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Independent Research

BIOC 491

6 credits
Independent Research.

Biochemistry: Individual work on a project to be performed in a research laboratory.

Offered by: Biochemistry

  • Winter
  • Prerequisite: BIOC 462
  • Restriction: Registration by departmental permission only
  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Arnim Pause
    • Arnim Pause

Students can refer to the list of Departmental Researchers. Students are well advised to begin their search for a supervisor in early November.


Once accepted by a supervisor, students MUST inform undergrad [dot] biochem [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Antonio Tarenzo)


Jason C. Young

Jason C. Young

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry

Biogenesis of Proteins and Organelles

Graduate students accepted.

Michel L. Tremblay

Department of Biochemistry

Role and function of protein tyrosine phosphatases


The General Office Staff is located in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Room 905.

Francis Girard
Administrator Officer
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
Room 905B
francis [dot] girard [at] mcgill [dot] ca


The curriculum of the Chemical Biology Option is structured so that in completing the Option, students also complete the course requirements for the regular graduate programs in their home departments. For this reason, program requirements are listed separately below for each department, even though the 'core' content in Chemical Biology (9 lecture credits plus 2 or 4 seminar credits for each program) is the same for each.

See course requirements for the Chemical Biology option:

Biochemistry in the news

News releases, newspapers excerpts, and various notices about the Department. Due to the ephemeral nature of the Web, some items are copies of articles published elsewhere on the net.

Researchers find new clue to degenerative disease

McGill team shows how mutated proteins that 'misfold' in cells are recognized

  Irwin Block
  The Gazette Wednesday, May 19, 2004 

Doctoral program

Our doctoral program aims to produce scientists who will be capable of solving biochemical and health-related problems and go on to hold leadership positions in both the public and private sectors.

Requirements for admission

Students who hold an M.Sc. degree from another recognized university (or from another McGill Department) may be considered for admission at the Ph.D. level. These candidates register at the Ph.D. 2 level.

Completing the Ph.D. program

Major program

The MAJOR program becomes more specialized in Biochemistry during the final two years, with a total of 67 science credits. This program requires skills and insight from all areas of chemistry, and from other areas such as biology, physiology, microbiology and immunology, statistics, and pharmacology.

For students aiming for a professional career in the biological sciences or in medicine, these programs can lead to post-graduate studies and research careers in hospital, university or industrial laboratories.