Student applicants wishing to join the Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics must first apply to and register in the Ph.D. program of one of the collaborating graduate departments. To download an University of Toronto graduate school application form, please visit the School of Graduate Studies web site. You then send your graduate application form to one of the collaborating graduate programs. There is a section on the form where you can indicate which collaborative program you wish to join. Once accepted into a Ph.D. degree program, students can then apply for admission to Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics.
- Cell and Systems Biology - Admissions
- Department of Biochemistry - Admissions
- Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Admissions
- Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology - Admissions
- Department of Medical Biophysics - Admissions
- Institute of Medical Science - Admissions
- Department of Molecular Genetics - Admissions
- Department of Computer Science - Admissions
- IBBME - Admissions
- Department of Chemical Engineering - Admissions
Once you have been accepted into the Ph.D. program by a graduate department, please fill out the Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics application form and submit it to the Program Assistant, Rob Reedijk, . The Program Committee will then review your application and notify you of acceptance into the Program.
Students admitted to Program must follow a program of study that meets the requirements of both the collaborating department and Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics.
The requirements of the program for students are as follows: note that the the two GBB-mounted courses, JTB2010 and JTB2020, may be used to fulfill departmental Ph.D. requirements, as indicated in Appendix 1 of the GBB OCGS Appraisal Brief. Courses not listed below will be considered as acceptable alternates by the Program Committee on a case by case basis. Requests should be submitted along with the syllabus of the course in question to the Director.
- Course: One of JTB2010 - Proteomics and Functional Genomics, JBB2026 - Protein Structure, Folding and Design, EEB1460H, formerly JZB1521H - Molecular Evolution, JBZ1472 - Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics
- Course: One of JTB2020 - Applied Bioinformatics, CSC2417 - Algorithms for Genome Analysis, CSC2418 - Computational Structural Biology, CSC2515 - Machine Learning, BME1458 - Pattern Discovery Methods for Biomedical Engineering
- Collaborative Traineeship: Students in the Program are required to spend roughly 2-4 months in a collaborator of a Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics faculty member's laboratory. The idea is to learn complementary techniques and methods from this member's lab and apply them towards the student's own PhD project. The 2-4 months may be in non-continuous chunks of time. The goal is to generate data/results for a joint publication, but this is not an absolute requirement
- Participation in a yearly retreat (scheduled for May, 2013)
- Participation in a seminar series. As of September 2006, this series will be in the form of a Work-in-Progress seminar whereby students of the program will present their results to date. 75% attendance is expected. Collaborative Program faculty members will also be invited to speak in this series.