Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2014/2015)
31.3 Biochemistry
  • Professor and Head of the Department
  • M.D. Berry
31.3.1 Program of Study
  1. The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Biochemistry or Food Science to full-time and part-time students.

  2. The admission requirements for the graduate programs in Biochemistry and Food Science are as given under General Regulations. Depending on the background and/or area of specialization, a candidate's program may include additional courses taken for credit in Biochemistry, Food Science or related subjects.

  3. The program of a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree shall be the responsibility of the supervisory committee, composed of the Supervisor and at least two other faculty members recommended with the concurrence of the Supervisor by the Head.

  4. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange regular meetings with his or her graduate supervisory committee. A semi-annual report, prepared by the Supervisor and signed by all members of the supervisory committee, is required to be given to the Head of the Department or delegate.

  5. All candidates for the Ph.D. Degree shall be required to attend and participate in Departmental seminars.

  6. A candidate for the Ph.D. will be required to present a seminar on his/her research area within 18 months of starting the program and again immediately prior to the submission of thesis.

  7. A candidate for the Ph.D. degree shall normally take the Comprehensive Examination within the first seven semesters of his or her program. The examination will have two components: the preparation of a grant proposal on a topic related to the student’s research specialization followed by an oral examination of the proposal. Failure of this examination will result in the termination of the candidate’s program.

31.3.2 Courses

A series of advanced courses in the areas outlined below will be offered. Normally only one course will be offered per semester.

  • 6000-6009 Special Topics in Biochemistry
  • 6010-6019 Special Topics in Nutrition and Metabolism
  • 6020-6029 Special Topics in Food Science
  • 6400 Control of Intermediary Metabolism
  • 6460 Structural Biochemistry
  • 6520 Nutritional Biochemistry
  • 6530 Food Biochemistry
  • 6590 Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology (credit restricted with Biology 6590 and Medicine 6590)
  • 6630 Marine Biochemistry
  • 6680 Processing and Quality of Foods