Quantitative Life Sciences

Quantitative Life Sciences

Location

Location

  • Telephone: 514-398-4826
  • Email: coordinator.qls [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/qls

About Quantitative Life Sciences

About Quantitative Life Sciences

Quantitative Life Sciences is the broad application of mathematical, computational, and other quantitative methods to study biological systems at all scales—from single molecules to the environment. It is part of a rapidly expanding field that includes such specializations as systems biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, medical informatics, computational biology, computational pharmacology, computational neuroscience, and mathematical biology.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Quantitative Life Sciences

Please refer to the QLS website for further details.

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Quantitative Life Sciences Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Quantitative Life Sciences Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Applicants are expected to hold an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas (or equivalent): biology, chemistry, physiology, genetics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, or chemistry.

Applicants must have a strong quantitative background. Such a background may be obtained by having at least the equivalent of a minor in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, or engineering.

Applicants who do not have a formal education in life sciences need to have a demonstrated interest for that field, for example in the form of an undergraduate research project or the completion of life-science courses.

Applicants are expected to have attained a high scholastic standing equal to, or greater than, the minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3 (out of 4.0 at McGill University) in all levels of study.

Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit results of the TOEFL exam with their application and have a minimum score of 86 on the Internet-based test (iBT) with each component score not less than 20. Further information on English proficiency requirements is available at mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/international/proficiency.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Two reference letters
  • Copy of official transcripts

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by Quantitative Life Sciences and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term: Sept. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Winter Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A
Summer Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

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Quantitative Life Sciences Faculty

Quantitative Life Sciences Faculty

Director
C. Greenwood
Professors
Anesthesia, Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences: L. Diatchenko
Biochemistry: K. Gehring
Bioengineering: Y. Xia
Biology: G. Fussman, F. Guichard, D.Schoen
Biomedical Engineering: D. Juncker
Chemistry: P. Wiseman
Computer Science: K. Siddiqi
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health: C. Greenwood
Human Genetics: M. Lathrop
Mathematics and Statistics: D. Stephens
Neurology and Neurosurgery: S. Baillet, A. Evans, L. Levin, K. Murai, E. Ruthazer
Opthalmology & Visual Sciences: C. Baker, L. Levin
Pharmacology and Therapeutics: D. Bowie
Physics: P. Grutter, P. Wiseman
Physiology: L. Glass, H. Hwang
Associate Professors
Anatomy and Cell Biology: C. Brown
Bieler School of Environment: B. Leung
Biology: G. Brouhard, P. Harrison, B. Leung, B. Richards, J. Vogel
Biomedical Engineering: D. Bzdok
Chemistry: N. Moitessier
Computer Science: M. Blanchette, J. Pineau, J. Waldispühl
Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences: S. Komarova
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health: A. Benedetti, E. Moodie, A. Schmidt
Experimental Medicine: R. Sladek
Human Genetics: G. Bourque, K. Dewar, J. Majewski, R. Nadon, T. Pastinen, R. Sladek
Mathematics and Statistics: L. Addario-Berry, T. Humphries
Medicine: A. Benedetti
Microbiology and Immunology: J. Shapiro
Neurology and Neurosurgery: C. Pack, J.B. Poline
Physics: P. Francois
Physiology: C. Brown, G. Bub, M. Chacron, M. Chacron, T. Humphries, A. Khadra, S. Krishna, U. Stochaj
Assistant Professors
Anatomy and Cell Biology: M. Strauss, J. Vargas
Anesthesia: A. Grant
Animal Science: J. Xia
Biochemistry: U.D. Akavia, M. Vera Ugalde, I. Watson
Bioengineering: N. Reznikov
Biology: A. Hayer, T. Ohyama, L. Pollock, R. Reyes, S. Weber
Biomedical Engineering: N. Li-Jessen
Computer Science: Y. Li
Diagnostic Radiology: S. Bhatnagar
Electrical and Computer Engineering: A. Emad
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health: S. Bhatnagar, P. Saha Chaudhuri
Human Genetics: S. Gravel, C. Kleinman, H. Najafadabi
Institute of Parasitology: J. Xia
Mathematics and Statistics: Y. Yang
Medicine: J. Ding, G. Fonseca
Neurology and Neurosurgery: Y. Iturria Medina, B. Misic
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences: A. Baldwin, R. Farivar, A. Reynaud
Otolaryngology: N. Li-Jessen
Physics: S. Leslie
Physiology: P. Bashivan, A. Krishnaswamy, J. Mandl
Psychiatry: X. Meng
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