Overview and specifics






90 credits

Program Type

Dissertation or thesis track


  • Full-time
  • Offered at the Montréal campus
  • Day course


This doctorate program provides in-depth training in biomedical and basic research with a seminar course and as much time as possible dedicated to laboratory work.

Language accommodations

Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. These departments are aware of the importance of bilingualism in order for graduate students to succeed in their research careers.

Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine provides a number of accommodations to make you feel comfortable and help you fulfill the requirements of the program even if French is not your main language of study:

  • Access to course notes in both French and English.
  • Choice of giving oral seminar presentations in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing exams in French or English.
  • Choice of taking the comprehensive exam in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation in French or English.

Note that all laboratories are offered in a bilingual environment. Above all, staff in the program are available to help and support you throughout your studies.


The program gives students a background in biochemistry and molecular biology research. Students will carry out a laboratory research project under the supervision of an experienced professor or researcher. Once they finish their projects, which generally take between two and five years, graduates can directly enter the job market or continue their training with a postdoctoral fellowship that may eventually lead to a research position.

Members of the Graduate Studies Committee

  • Gerardo Ferbeyre
  • Nathalie Grandvaux
  • Nikolaus Heveker
  • Franz Lang
  • Pascale Legault
  • Stephen Michnick
  • Martine Raymond
  • Luis Rokeach
  • Martin Sauvageau
  • Daniel Zenklusen
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