In the Department of Biochemistry
at the University of Toronto, graduate students have the opportunity
to be trained in leading edge research in the life sciences. You
can choose from among 57 active research scientists, all of whom
have made many contributions to scientific knowledge. These scientists
are located at the University's Medical Sciences Building and at
other Institutes and Hospitals nearby. They offer you the choice
of a great diversity of subjects in which to do your graduate training.
You can work on the latest problems of molecular and cell biology,
proteomics and bioinformatics, immunology, protein folding and structure-function
relationships, gene expression and development, membranology, and
the molecular basis of disease. Our laboratory and instrumentation
facilities are superb and are continually updated to the most modern
requirements including state-of-the-art instruments for NMR, CD, fluorescence spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, light and electron
microscopy, and high-speed computation.
We have a vibrant and exciting graduate
program that includes approximately 100 students working towards
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. This large concentration provides a wonderfully
collegial atmosphere and fosters many opportunities for collaborative
research. Students belong to a very active and effective Biochemistry
Graduate Student Union (BGSU).
The BGSU provides essential input into policy decisions within
the Graduate Program, organizes the student seminar series, runs
career information sessions, and is the heart of the Department's
social activities. Our graduates have an excellent track record
of employment within academic and industrial settings and the
impending retirement of many faculty during the next decade across
Canada suggests that this is a most opportune time to begin graduate
We encourage all prospective students to visit our Department,
tour our facilities and meet with faculty and graduate students. In addition, all accepted applicants are invited
to visit the Department (at our expense) to interview with prospective
If you are considering graduate training, please contact the Graduate
Administrator (see below) for more information
or simply follow the links to Admissions and Program Guidelines.
It is our responsibility to ensure that you get the very best
training in biomolecular research. We are certain that you will
enjoy your graduate experience in our Department and, for those
of you unfamiliar with Toronto, you will also enjoy living in
one of the most civilized and pleasant cities to be found anywhere
in the world.
For general inquiries and assistance please contact: