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Admission Requirements

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.

Program Requirements

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)

Research Areas

Steroids and hormone dependent cancers

  • estrogens
  • androgens
  • 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 


Sheng-Xiang LIN

Expertise in structure  biology, cell biology and physico-biochemistry targeting hormone dependant cancers; enzyme  application for industry.