Meet the profs night will take place on October 7th! If you're interested in pursuing research or would like to get to know your faculty better, come out to University Club from 5-8! This is an excellent networking opportunity and business casual clothing is recommended.


Professors who will be in attendance:
Michelle MacDonald, Ray Truant, Andrew McArthur, Alexander Hynes, Matthew Miller, Jakob Magolan, Eric Brown, Richard Epand, Sara Andres, Felicia Vulcu, & Angela Scott


Research information Night

Interested in research? 🧬🧫🔬We have the event for you! The BBSS will be hosting a Research Info night for students interested in getting to know more about research being conducted at the university and how to get involved! The panel will include students in research at the undergraduate level along with a few graduate level students so make sure to prepare your burning questions!Before the panel, there will also be a discussion on how to prepare a compelling resume!Can't wait to see you all there :)


M.H.Sc. Medical Genomics Info Session: Nov 6

Genomics, the reading and interpreting of information contained within DNA, is a rapidly growing area with far-reaching implications from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside. To address the evolving implications of genetics and genomics in medicine, the Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Toronto has launched a new professional Master’s program in Medical Genomics. On behalf of the MedGen Program Team, we would like to invite you to join us for an information session and networking event!

If you are an enthusiastic and engaged student with a clinical or B.Sc. background, and you're interested in pursuing a career in medical genomics, please join us on April 4th, 2019 from 5PM-6PM to learn more about this Master's program. You will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to the core teaching faculty in this program and key departmental leaders, and to find out if UofT's Medical Genomics program is a good fit for you. 

Register for the Event (Space is limited, so please register in advance.)
Date: November 6th, 2018
Time: 5PM-6PM
Location: Donnelly Centre Red Room, 160 College Street, Toronto
Refreshments provided


McMaster Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Open House

Last year, the Faculty of Science organized an open house for undergraduate students considering graduate studies in science. Our Open House is being held next Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 from 5:00pm-6:30pm. It’s being held in CIBC Hall on the third floor of the Student Centre (MUSC 319). Just like last year, this is a free event, and we will have tea, coffee and snacks for all attendees. If you’re interested in learning more about graduate studies at McMaster, this is a great opportunity to get information about the application requirements and process, as well as speaking directly to students currently in the program(s) you’re interested in. It’s never too early to start gathering information, so even if you’re only in first or second year, this event is still very much for you.

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Biochemistry Careers Night

Professionals currently in a Biochemistry-related field of work are invited to talk to undergraduate students about their current job and past experiences. Guests include those from healthcare, research, and industry (look below for more information on our wonderful guests).

Coffee and Tea will be provided.

Sarrah Lal - Senior Manager at Micheal DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Health Care

Amelia Guo - Master’s Student in Dr. Eric Brown’s Lab

Victoria Marko - Research Technician at McMaster University

Lydia Van Delft- QA Manager


Biochemistry Info Night for First Years

Are you a first year interested in specializing in Biochemistry in Level II? Come and learn more about what the program has to offer, and ask questions to students who are currently in the program. Students from different years will be present to share their experiences. This is a great way to get exposed to the program and what to expect should you choose to go into it. Snacks are also provided!


Winter Wonderlab BBSS & BDCS Formal

The McMaster Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Society and McMaster Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization Society are beyond excited to present you with the event of the year that you will not want to miss. Get ready for an amazing night with great food, music and fun! The formal will be held at Carmen’s Banquet Hall on January 25th, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM.

Gather your dresses, suits, bow ties and pipettes and join us for a classy night at Carmen's Banquet Hall, which will include a delicious 3 course meal accompanied by raffle prizes, great music and dancing.

Join us for a formal like never before! Even if you’re not in Biochem or BDC, this night is for anyone to enjoy!

For $35, you’ll get: Transportation to the venue and back to McMaster, 3-course meal, great music and dancing.

Visit our Facebook Event Page for more information. Buy your tickets online here.


Call for Submissions for Graduate Student-Run Journal

Catalyst: Facets of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that showcases clinical and basic science research articlesreviews and protocols. We are also feature opinion pieces and multimedia submissions, including illustrations, photo galleries, videos, podcasts, etc. All students are encouraged to submit their work to the upcoming issue!

The submission deadline is December 12, 2018. For general submission information, click here. For category specific guidelines, click here.


The BBSS & BDCS Present... a Night at the Operon

“A Night at the Operon” formal is the Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences event of the year.  The McMaster Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Society and McMaster Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization Society are beyond excited to unite to make A Night at the Operon a night to remember. 

Biochemistry Sports & S'mores

Are you so passionate about biochemistry such that your life truly does only consist of eating, sleeping, and pipetting? If so, come out to the Brotein Bonfire where we will have not only all the s'mores your hearts desire, but also a chance to play some sports and meet more cryogenic cool Biochem students. See you there!