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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Biochemistry (Thesis) — Bioinformatics (45 credits)

Offered by: Biochemistry     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (30 credits)

  • BIOC 694 Thesis Research 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Laboratory research focusing on the thesis research project for the M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry; Bioinformatics Option.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to students enrolled in the M.Sc. in Biochemistry (Bioinformatics Option) program.
  • BIOC 698 Thesis Research 2 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • BIOC 699 Thesis Research 3 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • BIOC 696 Seminars in Biochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Seminars in biochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to M.Sc. and Ph.D. Biochemistry students only.
  • COMP 616D1 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to current trends in Bioinformatics and closely related fields such as genomics and proteomics.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Fall)

    • Restrictions: This seminar is restricted to graduate students in the Bioinformatics Option. Enrolment is limited to 30 students.
    • Note: The seminar will meet for 3 hours every second week over Fall and Winter semesters.
    • Students must register for both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • COMP 616D2 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : See COMP 616D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: COMP 616D1.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

Complementary Courses* (9 credits)

3 credits to be chosen from the following courses:

  • BIOC 570 Biochemistry of Lipoproteins (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Structure, function and metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins as they relate to lipid storage diseases, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: BIOC 311 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Open to U3 and graduate students
  • BIOC 600 Advanced Strategies in Genetics and Genomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Advanced technologies and methods in genomics research, presented by experts actively pursuing the experimental approaches discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Enrolment limited to 15 graduate students.
    • Prerequisite: BIOC 454 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Must take part in the Biochemistry graduate program
  • BIOC 603 Genomics and Gene Expression (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Examination of recent developments in analysis of eukaryotic cell genomes and control of gene expression. Molecular genetics; genomics and the bioinformatics of analysis of genomic and functional-genomic data; mechanisms and signal-transduction pathways for regulation of gene expression; applications to human disease.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: William Joseph Muller, Jose Guerreiro Teodoro, Imed Eddine Gallouzi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: BIOC 454 and permission of instructor.
  • BIOC 604 Macromolecular Structure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : X-Ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, computational methods and theoretical approaches to the determination and analysis of macromolecular structures. Theory and practical applications will be covered. Examples will include interpretation of structure as it applies to biological functions. In conjunction with the Université de Montréal.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bhushan Nagar (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: BIOC 450 or equivalent
    • Lectures in French and English
    • Offered in the Fall term, in even alternate years.
  • BIOC 605 Structural Biology and Proteomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Examination of recent developments in structural biology and proteomics analysis. Diffraction, NMR and modelling approaches to macromolecular structure; biophysical, proteomics and related approaches to characterize the physical and functional interactions of biological macromolecules; applications to biological problems.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jason Young (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: BIOC 450 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  • EXMD 615 Essentials of Glycobiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Examination of the structure, function, and biosynthesis of glycoproteins, glycolipids and glycosaminoglycans, and the biological role of complex carbohydrates. Lectins, methods for elucidating carbohydrate structure, glycomics, and human diseases due to disorders of glycan synthesis.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Brian Gilfix (Winter)

    • Winter
  • EXMD 635D1 Experimental/Clinical Oncology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : The course will deal, on a site by site basis, with the incidence of cancer, present treatment, treatment outcome, underlying causes, current research and directions for development of new treatments. Chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy and nutrition as therapy and treatment of cancer will be included.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Maria Hadjopoulos (Fall)

    • Students must register for both EXMD 635D1 and EXMD 635D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EXMD 635D1 and EXMD 635D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EXMD 635D2 Experimental/Clinical Oncology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : See EXMD 635D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Maria Hadjopoulos (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EXMD 635D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EXMD 635D1 and EXMD 635D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Plus 6 credits from the following courses:

  • BINF 621 Bioinformatics: Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioinformatics : The main problems related to the analysis of biological sequences (sequence comparison, homology, gene annotation, phylogenetic inference, comparative genomics) and the computational approaches (dynamic programming algorithms, Blast heuristics, hidden Markov models, Bayesian statistics).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Martina Stromvik (Fall)

    • Restriction: Enrolment by students in the Bioinformatics option or by permission from the course coordinators only. Limited to 30 students.
  • BMDE 652 Bioinformatics: Proteomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Overview of high-throughput proteomic technologies commonly employed to study the localization and function of all proteins in an organism, and the bioinformatic approaches to analyze raw data and deposit them in proteome databases.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in Bioinformatics option program or permission by coordinators.
    • Note: The course is inter-disciplinary and is targeted to students with different scientific backgrounds. A substantial portion of marks will be given based on practical assignments.
  • BTEC 555 Structural Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Fundamentals of protein structure and the application of tools for structure determination, how protein structure allows us to understand the complex biological functions, and how knowledge of protein structure can contribute to drug discovery.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Reza Salavati (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 1-hr lecture, followed by 2 hrs of computer lab.
    • Prerequisite: Molecular biology or biochemistry, and basic bioinformatics, or permission of instructor.
  • COMP 618 Bioinformatics: Functional Genomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Techniques related to microarrays (normalization, differential expression, class prediction, class discovery), the analysis of non-coding sequence data (identification of transcription factor binding sites), single nucleotide polymorphisms, the inference of biological networks, and integrative Bioinformatics approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in Bioinformatics Option Program or permission of coordinators.
    • Restrictions: Enrolment by students in the Bioinformatics Option Program or by permission of course coordinators only. Computer Science graduate students not in the Bioinformatics Option Program need additional permission of the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Committee respectively.
  • PHGY 603 Systems Biology and Biophysics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Introduction to classical and current topics in biophysics and systems biology in order to model the control of gene expression and intracellular signal transduction, as well as gene spread in populations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of differential equations at the MATH 315 level or equivalent.
    • Notes: Enrolment is limited to 20 students per semester. The course is 1.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of seminar per week. Readings will focus on classic and current journal articles.

* Complementary courses are chosen in consultation with the Research Director.

The Graduate Advisory Committee may stipulate additional coursework depending on the background of the candidate. BIOC 450 (Protein Structure and Function) and BIOC 454 (Nucleic Acids) are additional requirements for those who have not previously completed equivalent courses in their prior training.

Faculty of Medicine—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)