Course coordinators:

William S Powell email_icon
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
RI-MUHC (Glen) Room EM3.2212
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76414
Simon Rousseau email_icon
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
RI-MUHC (Glen) Room EM3.2244
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76394


EXMD 610 is intended to introduce students to a variety of basic techniques used in medical research. Lectures and, in some cases, demonstrations given on the following topics: purification of biologically active substances by chromatography; mass spectrometry; proteomics; various molecular biological techniques; next-generation sequencing technologies; stem cells; and transgenic and knockout technology. The course requirements include a seminar and term paper (on the same topic) as well as a final exam. This course is complementary to EXMD 609 (Cellular Methods in Biomedical Research. There is no overlap between the two courses and students may take either or both courses.


This is the primary website for EXMD610. All available information about this course can be found here, except handouts for the lectures, which are available on myCourses. There is a link to this site on the myCourses site for the course.


All of the lectures will be given in the MUHC-RI (Glen site) in room E-M1-3509, except for Jan 18, which will be held in Room D-03-6020 (Glen site).


You will need to present a seminar as part of the course requirements. You will receive some written feedback after your seminar, which you should consider carefully when you prepare your term paper, which will be on the same topic. The seminars will be evaluated by both faculty members as well as by the students. The marks for the seminars will be the averages of the faculty marks and the student marks (each with equal weight). You must select the topic  for your seminar/term paper from the list. If you have previously taken EXMD 609 you must select a topic significantly different from the one you chose for that course. No topic can be chosen by more than one person, so it is advisable to select your topic as soon as possible.