Department of Biochemistry


Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University

How do cells work? How do dysfunctional molecular interactions result in diseases? And how could we design molecules to cure those diseases? Biochemistry is the science that explains life at a molecular level and finds solutions to complex health disorders. Whether you are looking for a career as a laboratory scientist, clinical biochemist, forensic scientist, geneticist, precision medicine consultant, or medical liaison manager, or if you simply want to become a top-notch researcher recognized worldwide, Biochemistry provides a solid core program and opportunities you were looking for.



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Study at McGill

Our Department laboratories comprise one of the best-equipped research facilities in Canada. Discover undergraduate and graduate programs in biochemistry and start your journey at McGill!

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A Renowned Department

The McGill Department of Biochemistry is home to some of the most distinguished biomedical researchers in the world.

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We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

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Learn about the Department

Discover the rich history of our Department that dates back to 1907!

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Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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