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Infection & Immunity Seminar Series

Infection and Immunity Seminar Series are offered as the Current Topics in Microbiology course. The Department invites guest speakers to talk about their current research. The seminars are a compulsory part of our graduate program but are open to all interested participants.


My CGPA is below 3.2.  Can I still apply?

You can still apply for Graduate Studies if your CGPA is below 3.2.  The university cut-off for CGPA is 3.0, but some students with CGPAs below 3.0 can be considered if the Department believes they possess other strong attributes that would make a successful researcher or scholar.

My CGPA is too low.  Can I be admitted to do a qualifying year? 

No.  The Department does not recommend students for admission pending completion of a qualifying year. 

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Benoit Cousineau

Associate Professor;
Molecular Biology/Genetics/Evolution

Mechanisms and applications of group II intron mobility;
Evolution of mobile group II introns; Lactococcus lactis live vaccines

Accepting graduate students and postdocs

Lyman Duff Medical Building
3775 University St., Room 617
Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
Tel: (514) 398-8929
Fax: (514) 398-7052

Honours Microbiology and Immunology program


This 74-credit program combines the substantial background given by the Major program with a challenging opportunity to carry out a laboratory research project in the U-3 year.

Liberal program

This flexible 49-credit program provides students with a strong concentration in Microbiology and Immunology. Students can pursue a minor in another specialty.

2004-2005 Evaluations

Results of student evaluations for MIMM courses in 2004-2005, in PDF format. To find other course evaluation data, see Office of the Provost site: course evaluations.

Sylvie Fournier

Associate Professor; Immunology

Role of the B7/CD28/CTLA-4 costimulatory system in the maintenance of lymphocyte homeostasis and the development of autoimmunity


Lyman Duff Medical Buildingcostimulatory system in the maintenance of lymphocyte homeostasis and the development of autoimmunity
3775 University St., Room 603
Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
Tel: (514) 398-7273
Fax: (514) 398-70

Major program

This 68-credit program is designed for students who want to acquire a substantial background in microbiology and immunology, and in related disciplines (chemistry, biology, biochemistry). This will prepare them for professional schools, graduate education, or for entry in industry or in research institutes.

A grade of C or better must be obtained in all required courses. A student who has a CGPA of 3.2 or higher can apply for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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Marcel Behr


Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Montreal General Hospital
Room A5-156
1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
Tel: (514) 934-1934 x.42815
Lab: (514) 934-1934 x.44620
Fax: (514) 934-8423
marcel [dot] behr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Research Orientations

We employ molecular biology techniques to expl