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

Offered by: Biochemistry     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (36 credits)

Required Course (3 credits)

Complementary Courses* (6 credits)

At least 3 credits must be chosen from the following:

  • 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: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Robert Kiss, Christine E Laberge (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Thomas Duchaine, Alexandre Montpetit, Michael Trevor Hallett (Fall)

    • 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 2013

    Instructors: William Joseph Muller, Imed Eddine Gallouzi, Maxime Bouchard (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 2014

    Instructors: Bhushan Nagar, Thomas Martin Schmeing, Kalle Burgess Gehring (Winter)

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

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Examination of recent developments in protein biology and proteomics analysis. Proteomics, modeling and biophysical approaches to characterize the functional interactions of biological macromolecules; applications to biological problems.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jason Young, Kurt Dejgaard, Enrico Purisima (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 2014

    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 2013

    Instructors: Nicole Beauchemin (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 2014

    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 additional credits, to a minimum of 6 total complementary course credits, of 500- or higher-level courses in biomedical and allied sciences.

* 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—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)