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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Chemistry (Thesis) — Chemical Biology (45 credits)

Offered by: Chemistry     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Not offered in 2013-2014.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

(minimum 24 credits)

At least 24 credits chosen from the following:

  • CHEM 691 M.Sc. Thesis Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Independent research work leading to writing of M.Sc. thesis for final submission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CHEM 692 M.Sc. Thesis Research 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Independent research work leading to writing of M.Sc. thesis for final submission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CHEM 693 M.Sc. Thesis Research 3 (9 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Independent research work leading to writing of M.Sc. thesis for final submission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CHEM 694 M.Sc. Thesis Research 4 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Independent research work leading to writing of M.Sc. thesis for final submission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CHEM 695 M.Sc. Thesis Research 5 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Independent research work leading to writing of M.Sc. thesis for final submission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CHEM 697 M.Sc. Thesis Research 7 (9 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Independent research work leading to writing of M.Sc. thesis for final submission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CHEM 698 M.Sc. Thesis Research 8 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Independent research work leading to writing of M.Sc. thesis for final submission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Required Courses (5 credits)

  • CHEM 650 Seminars in Chemistry 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : A seminar course designed for graduate students in chemistry which in conjunction with McGill Chemical Society will provide exposure to a broad range of special topics within the discipline.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Tomislav Friscic (Fall) Tomislav Friscic (Winter)

    • 1 seminar
    • Required of first year graduate students in Chemistry.
  • CHEM 651 Seminars in Chemistry 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : A seminar course designed for graduate students in chemistry which in conjunction with McGill Chemical Society will provide exposure to a broad range of special topics within the discipline.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Tomislav Friscic (Winter)

    • 1 seminar
    • Required of first year graduate students in Chemistry.
  • CHEM 688 Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : An evaluation that is completed before the end of the second year of registration.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Karine Auclair, Ian Sydney Butler, Bruce A Arndtsen (Fall)

    • Restriction: Restricted to graduate students in Chemistry.

Complementary Courses (11 credits)

(minimum 11 credits)

2 credits, two of the following courses:

  • BIOC 610 Seminars in Chemical Biology 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : First multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: John R Silvius (Fall) John R Silvius (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology.
  • BIOC 611 Seminars in Chemical Biology 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Third multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: John R Silvius (Fall) John R Silvius (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology.
  • BIOC 689 Seminars in Chemical Biology 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Second multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: John R Silvius (Fall) John R Silvius (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 689.
  • BIOC 690 Seminars in Chemical Biology 4 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Fourth multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: John R Silvius (Fall) John R Silvius (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 690.

Students will take at least three courses from the following list, including at least 3 credits from the first two courses listed below:

  • 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.
  • CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : This course will cover biologically relevant molecules, particularly nucleic acids, proteins, and their building blocks. In each case, synthesis and biological functions will be discussed. The topics include synthesis of oligonucleotides and peptides; chemistry of phosphates; enzyme structure and function; coenzymes, and enzyme catalysis; polyketides; antiviral and anticancer agents.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Karine Auclair, Laura Pavelka (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 402.
  • CHEM 503 Drug Design and Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Interdisciplinary course in drug design and development covering combinatorial chemistry, process chemistry, structure-activity relationship, pharmacokinetics and metabolism, mechanisms of action and steps in drug development, and principles and problems in drug design.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Nicolas Moitessier (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 302, BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or BIOC 212, or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: U3 and graduate students. Students can register only with permission of coordinators.
  • CHEM 504 Drug Design and Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Computational methods used in drug design and discovery including QSAR, docking/scoring, molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics, QM/MM, library profiling and library design.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 503 and permission of instructor
    • Restriction: U3 and graduate students. Students can register only with permission of coordinators
  • CHEM 514 Biophysical Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Physical chemistry concepts needed to understand the function of biological systems at the molecular level, including the structure, stability, transport, and interactions of biological macromolecules.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Paul Wiseman, Anthony Mittermaier, Amy Blum (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 203 or CHEM 204 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 404.
  • CHEM 522 Stereochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Stereoisomers, their nomenclature and configuration. Conformational analysis, separation of stereoisomers, and stereocontrol in organic synthesis.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Nicolas Moitessier (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 623
  • CHEM 591 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The roles of transition and main group elements in biology and medicine will be examined with an emphasis on using tools for structure and genome searching as well as becoming acquainted with experimental spectroscopic methods useful for bioinorganic chemistry such as macromolecular X-ray diffraction, EPR and EXAFS.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 381
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students or with permission
  • CHEM 621 Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry (5 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : A systematic survey of the mechanisms of the most common organic reactions from studies of reactions in the current literature.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Chaojun Li (Fall)

  • CHEM 629 Organic Synthesis (5 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : An advanced course in the synthesis of organic molecules with an emphasis on stereoselective transformations. Topics will include multiple bond formation, functional group interconversions, carbon-carbon bond formation and stereoselective oxidations and reductions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Philip Lumb (Winter)

  • CHEM 655 Advanced NMR Spectroscopy (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemistry : Advanced techniques of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Fourier transform methods, multiple pulsing, two-dimensional pulse sequencing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 1 lecture
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 555 or equivalent.
  • PHAR 503 Drug Discovery and Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Chemistry, mechanisms of action, and steps in drug discovery and development.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Dusica Maysinger, Lisa Munter (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: PHAR 301 or PHAR 303; or permission of instructor
  • PHAR 504 Drug Discovery and Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Nobel Prize-winning discoveries as a basis for drug development.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Dusica Maysinger, Lisa Munter (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: PHAR 301 or PHAR 303; or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: U3 and graduate students. Students can register only with permission of coordinators.
  • PHAR 562 General Pharmacology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Topics in pharmacology with an emphasis on molecular aspects and the nervous system; topics include molecular mechanisms of drug-action, cellular targets and rationale for therapeutics.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Guillermina Almazan, Paul Clarke (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: PHAR 301.
    • Restriction: Open to U3 students in the minor, major or honours program in Pharmacology, or with permission of instructor.
  • PHAR 563 General Pharmacology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Selected topics in pharmacology of the endocrine, metabolic, and cardiovascular systems. Additional topics include: pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics, chronopharmacology, molecular structure in pharmacology, epigenetic targets in cancer chemotherapy, and stem cell therapies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Daniel Bernard (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: PHAR 301.
    • Restriction: Open to U3 students in the minor, major or honours program in Pharmacology, or with permission of instructor.
  • PHAR 707 Topics in Pharmacology 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Topics in pharmacology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

The remaining credits may be graduate-level courses approved by the Department.

Faculty of Science—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)