The Department of biochemistry, microbiology and immunology located in the Faculty of Medicine offers graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in Biochemistry.
The objective of the program is to prepare candidates for a career in university teaching and research. Graduate students are actively involved in laboratory research, course work, and presentation of research seminars. Thus, they acquire autonomy in conducting research and in preparing publications. The program creates a stimulating and challenging environment which will allow students to achieve excellence in research. Graduates of the program must demonstrate research skills and credibility as professionals in their area of research.
Members of the Department are involved in three main research fields: general biochemistry, molecular biology, and, nutrition and metabolism. Further information is posted on the departmental website.
The Department is a participating unit in the following collaborative programs: the bioinformatics program (at the master’s level), the human and molecular genetics program (at the master’s and doctoral levels), and the pathology and experimental medicine program (at the master's and doctoral levels).
Most of the courses in these programs are offered in English. Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of his or her research group.
In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.
The programs operate within the general framework of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.