Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry offers a variety of undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs. The Department's 30 full time members and 25 adjunct and associate members lead research teams pursuing exciting, innovative science. They have made groundbreaking discoveries, from identifying the gene that causes spina bifida to documenting complex processes governing the regulation of protein synthesis to tracking gene expression in breast cancer development. The programs of study in Biochemistry at McGill are known and respected around the globe

McGill University, long renowned for its programs in the biomedical sciences, is regularly rated as the top research-intensive university in Canada and as one of the thirty best universities in the world by organizations like Times Higher Education, the QS World University Rankings and other international sources.

Montréal is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in North America. Home to four universities, it boasts the highest proportion of university students per capita of any major North American city. Bilingual and multicultural, it offers an exceptionally rich cultural milieu, hosting numerous festivals and other special events throughout the year. Montréal offers a stimulating and affordable environment that greatly enriches and broadens students’ university experience. 

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