Identification of Biomarkers for Psychosis - HGEN 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Yannis Trakadis

Supervisor's Email: yannis.trakadis [at]

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Supervisor's department: Human Genetics

Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)

Term: Fall 2015-2016

Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015

Project title: Identification of Biomarkers for Psychosis

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Review of literature on the usage of metabolomics for patients with psychosis and the analysis of metabolomics results (using DI-LC-MS and/or NMR) in a real cohort of patients (n=~120) aiming to identify biomarkers for psychosis. As part of this project the student will also have the opportunity to learn about the process of writing up a manuscript for publication.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final grade shall be based on an evaluation of laboratory (or equivalent) performance (40%), a final written report (50%), and an oral presentation (10%) by the supervisor. Details of the evaluation scheme will be provided by HGEN to supervisors and applicants.

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

How students can apply / Next steps: After all of the parts of this application forms are completed and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring the application form and a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Department of Human Genetics (to the attention of Dr. Patricia N. Tonin, Stewart Biology Building N5.13) during office hours.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.