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This program gives you the opportunity to work with professors specializing in the study of protein structure and function, environmental microbiology, bioinformatics, and biophotonics. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in biochemistry or an equivalent degree.

Applicants who hold a master’s degree in a related field may be eligible. However, the admission is not automatic.

In some cases, the program director may require students to do qualifying coursework depending on their previous training. Only applicants with a program or degree grade point average of at least 2.67 out of 4.33 for all required courses will be admitted to the program. 

French proficiency

The language of instruction at Université Laval is French. Hence, a good knowledge of written and spoken French is highly recommended. 

English proficiency

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

Research Areas

  • Genomics
  • Proteomics and metabolomics
  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant biology


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website giving their fields of research in biochemistry. (In French only)

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.