Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching

Biochemistry - LSCI 211 (3 Credits). Course description: Life Sciences: Biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids; enzymes and coenzymes. Introduction to intermediary metabolism.

Selected Topics in Biotechnology - BIOT 505
(3 credits). Course Description: The Selected Topics in Biotechnology course reflects these various expanded views of biotechnology. Each week a specialist will present an overview of his or her application of biotechnology within their research environment. The lecturers come from a variety of backgrounds including industrial and clinical settings. Students will not only gain insights into the use of biotechnology in highly applied situations, but will also be informed of potential employment opportunities in biotechnology. BIOT 505 is open to all third year students enrolled in an undergraduate science degree at McGill University. A basic knowledge of molecular biology is recommended. BIOT 505 is a required course for the Minor in Biotechnology, and the Graduate Certificate and the Master’s (Applied) in Biotechnology.

Biotechnology Management - BTEC 621
(3 credits). Course Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to different aspects of management in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries. The course is designed to give students an overview of the biotechnology industry in Quebec and Canada, to examine differences between industry research and academic research, to learn the concepts of quality control, standard operating procedures, to introduce students to patent protection from an industry side and from the University side, to introduce students to different concepts in the drug discovery chart. At the end of course, students will have a good understanding of how biotechnology companies operate, the duties of the different personnel in a biotech, and process of drug development and the financing of such a process. Course format consists of two 90 minutes lectures once every Monday.

Biotech Research Project 1, 2, 3, 4 - BTEC 622, 623, 624, 625 - (2, 6, 6, 2 credits). Course Description: The research project is divided into four courses. The aims of this research project is several folds: a) to provide students with hands on experience in a research laboratory where some or all of experimental skills acquired from the teaching laboratory courses are applied to a research project; b) to allow students to acquire knowledge through readings of literature and apply that knowledge to research project; c) to gain experience in research setting in industry or a research laboratory; d) to present and discuss their ideas through seminars; e) to analyze research data and write research reports. Students will meet several times with the Coordinator to discuss the various steps in this research project.