The Biochemistry graduate program gives students the molecular fundamentals of life processes and appropriate investigative training at the MSc and PhD level.
Students can perform research in a variety of subjects, such as the analysis of detailed aspects of molecular structures and the study of the integration of metabolism in whole animal systems.
Graduate students are also actively involved in laboratory bench work, course work, and oral and poster presentations at national and international. They acquire autonomy in conducting research and in preparing publications.
This broad, basic science background prepares students for career in a number of different work environments: teaching and research in an academic setting; research and administration in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry; or health related disciplines in the public or private sector.
- University of Ottawa’s biochemistry program is the second largest in Ontario.
- Possibility for students to work in many research institutes affiliated with the university within the nation’s capital (OHRI, Heart Institute, CHEO)
- Multiple University-wide research core facilities including state-of-the-art LCMS/MS for proteomics and lipidomics studies, genomics, structural biology (x-ray crystallography), cell imaging and flow cytometry.
- CIHR Training Program in neurogenerative lipidomics and participates in the NSERC-CREATE Training program in Quantitative Biomedicine at the University of Ottawa.
Facilities, Research Centres and Institutes
- Centre for Neural Dynamics
- University of Ottawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease
- Centre for Research in Biopharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
- Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
- Kidney Research Centre
- University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre
- Medical Devices Innovation Institute
- Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology
- University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute
Programs Offered in this Discipline
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- MSc in biochemistry with thesis
- MSc in biochemistry with research project (please see tab above for the admission requirements)
- MSc in biochemistry specialization in bioinformatics
- MSc in biochemistry specialization in human and molecular genetics
- MSc in biochemistry specialization in pathology and experimental medicine
- PhD in biochemistry
- PhD in biochemistry specialization in bioinformatics
- PhD in biochemistry specialization in human and molecular genetics
- PhD in biochemistry specialization in pathology and experimental medicine
Biochemistry Graduate Studies Committee
Drs. J. Baenziger (Director), K. Rayner (Assistant Director), D. Picketts, I. Lorimer, M. Fullerton, M. Pelchat, T. Lagace, A. Blais.