We are now accepting applications for September 2024 and January 2025

We are looking for students with previous research experience who are motivated and devoted to research.

The admissions committee evaluates the academic background and achievement, the research experience, and letters of reference of each applicant to judge her/his potential to become an independent scientist. The committee also examines the “Letter of Intent” which all applicants are strongly encouraged to include with their application. The Letter of Intent should describe why the applicant wishes to enter the Biochemistry Graduate Program, career aspirations, areas of research that interest the applicant, a description of the research experience the applicant may already have (summer work, honours project, co-op work, etc.), and any explanations about his/her background that he/she cares to include.

The minimum academic requirements are normally introductory survey courses in biochemistry and molecular biology, two advanced courses in biochemistry/molecular biology topics, and a laboratory course. Independent research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, computational biology, biophysics and/or computational biology is strongly encouraged.

Letters of reference are important in the evaluation process. We are particularly interested in receiving letters from research supervisors. If the applicant completed an undergraduate project/thesis course or performed research in a co-op session or as a summer student, he/she should ask scientists who have supervised the research projects to write letters of reference on his/her behalf.