Program structure

 

The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biology, Systems Biology option, consists of one core curriculum course; 3 elective courses to choose from within Block B (at least one of which must be Conferences in Cancer Biology); and a thesis research project:

Entering students who did not complete the BIM6064 course series (BIM6064A, BIM6064B, BIM6064C, BIM6064D) as well as the BIM6065 course series (BIM6065A, BIM6065B, BIM6065C, BIM6065D, BIM6065E) or the equivalent during their M.Sc. training may need to enroll in additional courses . Furthermore, students who have not completed the BIM6070 course will be required to take it in addition to the regular curriculum.

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Block A : Core curriculum course (1 credit)

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BIM7015 - Research Seminar II

Course coordinator: Martine Raymond
Term: Fall, Winter

During this course, you will be orally presenting the work you have accomplished during your doctoral research project. Lasting 40 minutes, this seminar should be organized as follows: an introduction to your research project that includes an overview of the literature (10 minutes), a description of the objectives of the projects, a presentation of your results (20 minutes), a discussion and conclusion on your results, a description of upcoming experiments and new research opportunities (10 minutes). This course aims to teach you to summarize your research, to present your results orally and to develop your scientific communication skills.

Block B : Three of the six following elective courses (for a total of 3 credits)

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BIM7021A - Lectures in Cancer Biology I

Course coordinators : Benjamin Kwok, Brian Wilhelm
Term: Fall

Through a serie of weekly lectures given by internationally renowned researchers from various fields of biomedical research, this course aims to 1) expose you to different techniques and experimental systems in molecular, cellular and structural biology 2 ) improve your ability to understand and summarize research results presented in scientific articles and seminars, 3) exercise your critical thinking and judgment about results and conclusions presented in scientific articles and seminars, 4) improve your scientific communication skills.

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BIM7021B - Lectures in Cancer Biology II

Course coordinators : Benjamin Kwok, Brian Wilhelm
Term: Fall

Through a serie of weekly lectures given by internationally renowned researchers from various fields of biomedical research, this course aims to 1) expose you to different techniques and experimental systems in molecular, cellular and structural biology 2 ) improve your ability to understand and summarize research results presented in scientific articles and seminars, 3) exercise your critical thinking and judgment about results and conclusions presented in scientific articles and seminars, 4) improve your scientific communication skills.

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BIM7021C - Lectures in Cancer Biology III

Course coordinators : Benjamin Kwok, Brian Wilhelm
Term: Fall

Through a serie of weekly lectures given by internationally renowned researchers from various fields of biomedical research, this course aims to 1) expose you to different techniques and experimental systems in molecular, cellular and structural biology 2 ) improve your ability to understand and summarize research results presented in scientific articles and seminars, 3) exercise your critical thinking and judgment about results and conclusions presented in scientific articles and seminars, 4) improve your scientific communication skills.

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PBC6025A - Advanced Cell Signaling I

Course coordinator: Philippe Roux
Term: Summer

This course aims to help you 1) broaden your general knowledge in the field of cell signaling through discussions on recent discoveries made on various signaling pathways, 2) improve your ability to read and discuss scientific articles dealing with various key aspects of cell signaling, 3) develop your critical thinking skills through analysis of key articles in the literature, 4) learn to share and defend your opinions with other researchers, 5) improve your ability to do research on certain aspects of a particular signaling pathway.

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PBC6025B - Advanced Cell Signaling II

Course coordinator: Philippe Roux
Term: Summer

This course aims to help you 1) broaden your general knowledge in the field of cell signaling through discussions on recent discoveries made on various signaling pathways, 2) improve your ability to read and discuss scientific articles dealing with various key aspects of cell signaling, 3) develop your critical thinking skills through analysis of key articles in the literature, 4) learn to share and defend your opinions with other researchers, 5) improve your ability to do research on certain aspects of a particular signaling pathway.

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PBC6025C - Advanced Cell Signaling III

Course coordinator: Philippe Roux
Term: Summer

This course aims to help you 1) broaden your general knowledge in the field of cell signaling through discussions on recent discoveries made on various signaling pathways, 2) improve your ability to read and discuss scientific articles dealing with various key aspects of cell signaling, 3) develop your critical thinking skills through analysis of key articles in the literature, 4) learn to share and defend your opinions with other researchers, 5) improve your ability to do research on certain aspects of a particular signaling pathway.

Block C : Research activities (86 credits)

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BIM7047 - Research and Thesis

Doctoral research activities and thesis.

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