Why pursue a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Genomics?
Acquire broad-based knowledge of theories, quantitative methods, and applications of genomics, proteomics, molecular genetics, protein biochemistry and bioinformatics.
You’ll engage in in-depth learning about:
production of proteins of value to the pharmaceutical, agri-food and forestry industries
the development of genomic methods for industrial and environmental applications.
The program emphasizes hands-on experience and training with state-of-the-art genomic and biotechnology research equipment. You’ll become proficient in:
real-time quantitative RT-PCR
proteomics (protein extraction, tandem affinity purification mass spectrometry) using a diversity of molecular and bioinformatic tools.
Thanks to small class sizes and experience running your own research project, you’ll have a head start on entering the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, or pursuing further graduate studies.
Admission Requirements. To be considered for admission, students must hold a BSc degree from an accredited university with at least fifteen credits in courses at the 200 or 300 level in the following subjects: genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and 3 credits of laboratory in one or more of the previous subjects. In addition, applicants should have obtained an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a scale with a maximum of 4.30).
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
You’ll benefit from access to a greenhouse, animal holding facilities, epifluorescent and confocal microscopes, darkrooms, instrument rooms with centrifuges, spectrophotometers, basic biochemical instrumentation, a sterile transfer laboratory, cold rooms, environment controlled rooms and radioisotope laboratories.