Molecular Medicine (PhD)
Master’s degree (or equivalent as recognized by Université Laval) in Molecular Medicine or a subject closely related to selected graduate work.
High Academic Achievement: The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is 3.7 out of a possible 4.33.
Proficiency in French/English: Proficiency in either French or English is required.
Courses should be selected from the program description. Courses are offered in French, however:
- they may be taken in the 2nd year
- course exams are available in English
- TOEFL exam is necessary with a result of 90/120
- 2 PhD courses may be taken as a guided study reading class
Other requirements: Please note that students cannot enter the PhD program until the M.Sc. degree has been awarded, or all requirements completed.
Complementary Courses (5 credits)
- To be chosen from the molecular biology courses list
Doctoral Exam and Terminal Seminar (2 credits)
- Written PhD proposal and/or oral presentation, etc.
- A proposal plus oral presentation, as defined in the program of molecular medicine.
- Maximum duration allowed to succeed exam: 5 semesters
Thesis - Research activities (83 credits)
Steroids and hormone dependent cancers
- progesterones and cholesterol
- Steroid-converting enzymes, e.g., the reductive 17bta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases, steroid-sulfatase, 3alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases, aromatase, steroid sulfotransferase and 5-alpha-reductase.
Financial Support - Doctoral Funding
Scholarship offered in the context of the agreement between Université Laval and the China Scholarship Council
Expertise in structure biology, cell biology and physico-biochemistry targeting hormone dependant cancers; enzyme application for industry.