Program list & descriptions

Biochemistry and Microbiology ( Masters )

Receive research training in a broad range of life science disciplines at the cellular, sub-cellular and molecular levels. We provide facilities and faculty expertise necessary to allow the use of modern techniques such as genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, X-ray crystallography, cell culture and microscopy in research. 

Entrance requirements

Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA, BSc Normally B+, but students with a minimum standing of B and a demonstrated aptitude for research will be considered.

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application deadlines

Entry point Domestic students International students
September Ongoing Ongoing
January Ongoing Ongoing
May Ongoing Ongoing

Exams and other requirements

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office 250-721-7077 PCH 207
FAX 250-721-8855
Chair R. D. Burke 250-721-7077 PCH 207
Dept. Secretary Deborah Penner 250-721-7077 PCH 207
Administrative Officer Margaret Blake 250-721-8887 PCH 207
Graduate Secretary Melinda Powell 250-721-8861 PCH 207
Co-op Coordinator Rozanne Poulson 250-721-8812 PCH 190
Co-op Secretary Stara Morning 250-472-4800 PCH 192
Senior Biochemistry Lab Instructor Glen Pryhitka 250-721-7076 PCH 179a
Senior Microbiology Lab Instructor Barb Currie 250-472-4251 PCH 179c
Stores 250-721-8853 PCH 168
Biotechnical Support Centre Albert Labossiere 250-721-7082 PCH 257a
UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre 250-483-3226

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