Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses Offered in MCB

MCB*6310 Advanced Topics in Developmental and Cellular Biology U [0.50]

  • A study of selected topics in contemporary developmental and cellular biology. Students will review recent advances in these disciplines at the molecular and cellular level, in biological systems ranging from simple eukaryotes to plants and vertebrates.

MCB*6370 Protein Structural Biology and Bioinformatics U [0.50]

  • This course explores structural biology from three perspectives: 1) the fundamental concepts in structural biology; 2) the methods used to determine structures (including x-ray crystallography, NMR, electron microscopy, and computational modeling); 3) the bioinformatic concepts and tools used to compare, contrast and assign biochemical function to protein structures and sequences. The course emphasizes building a conceptual and practical skill set that will be applicable to any structure related problem.

MCB*6500 MSc Research Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology U [1.0]

  • This mandatory two semester course emphasizes the development and refinement of the skills of scientific communication. Students submit a written thesis proposal and present a public seminar on a contemporary subject in the molecular biosciences. MCB MSc students normally complete this course within the first two semesters of their program.

(note: this course replaces MCB*6100 and 6200)

MCB*7500 PhD Research Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology U [1.0]

  • This mandatory two semester course emphasizes the development and refinement of the skills of scientific communication. Students submit a written thesis proposal and present a public seminar on a contemporary subject in the molecular biosciences. MCB PhD students normally complete this course within the first two semesters of their program.

(note: this course replaces MCB*7100 and 7200)

BINF*6110 Genomic Methods for Bioinformatics W [0.5]

  • This course provides an introduction to current and emerging methods used to generate genomic data analyzed in bioinformatics. This may include techniques for DNA sequencing as well as transcriptome, proteome and metabolome analysis. The objective is to develop an appreciation for the challenges of producing data. 

BIOT*6500 Molecular Biotechnology F [0.50]

  • This course will provide an overview of molecular approaches relevant to a broad range of biotechnology industries including those found in medical, microbial, protein, pharmaceutical, environmental and agricultural fields. 

BIOT*6700 Communication in Science and Business W [0.50]

  • The goal of this course is to develop written, and oral presentation skills to effectively communicate ideas and experiments in both scientific and business contexts. Students will be asked to write and orally communicate a research proposal.

BIOT*6800 Research Project S [1.00]*

  • The students will be matched with a research advisor in their first semester and write a research proposal on their project in the second semester communication course. During the time they do their research project, they will be expected to do the research work that they propose and then to prepare a written report of their results and conclusions as well as to give a poster presentation on this. The research project can be undertaken with any appropriate faculty member, or with an approved off-campus institution.

*Restriction(s): Students registered in Master of Biotechnology program.

The above is a compilation of courses offered by MCB. In cases of discrepancy, the Graduate Calendar will prevail.