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Course requirements

M.Sc. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology option) (45 credits)

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Required courses (5 credits)

 

CHEM 650 Seminars in Chemistry 1 1
CHEM 651 Seminars in Chemistry 2 1
CHEM 688 Assessment 3

 

Complementary Courses (11 credits)

 

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Two of the following (1 credit each):

Course requirements

M.Sc. in Pharmacology (Chemical Biology option)

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Required courses (9-15 credits)

 

Course requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Biochemistry (Thesis) - Chemical Biology (47 credits)

 

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Thesis courses (33 credits)

BIOC 695 Thesis Research 1 (Chem.-Bio.) 6
BIOC 698 Thesis Research 2 12
BIOC 699 Thesis Research 3 15

 

Curriculum

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.

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Scholarships

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Who is eligible?

Students entering or currently registered in graduate studies may apply for CIHR-funded scholarship support through the Chemical Biology Program. Preference for support is given to students in the early years of their program.

How to apply to the Chemical Biology option

How do I apply to the program?

The Chemical Biology Option is offered by three departments: Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Students wishing to enroll in the program must apply directly for admission to graduate studies in one of these three departments (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology).

Seminars


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Chemical biology mentors

A Mentor is an individual who has a background and research interests in areas germane to Chemical Biology, and who has expressed a particular interest in participating in the activities of the Option.

Chemical Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Option

The Chemical biology graduate option at McGill

What is Chemical Biology?

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Chemical Biology can be defined as the design or identification and the exploitation of novel small molecules as tools to investigate questions in biology.