The requirements of the specialization for students are as follows:

  • Courses: Students are required to complete the seminar series course GBB 1001H in years when offered. When not offered, students will complete this requirement by participating in the TorBUG seminar series. In addition, students are encouraged to complete 0.25 FCE in Genome Biology and 0.25 FCE in Bioinformatics within their departmental course requirements. (The the GBB core course may be also used to fulfill students’ departmental Ph.D. requirements)
  • Collaborative Traineeship: Students in the program are required to spend roughly 2-4 months in a collaborator of a Collaborative Specialization 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 a requirement.
  • Participation in a yearly retreat and/or other program training activities: The Collaborative Specialization in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics organizes meetings and other events of interest to the community. GBB students are given priority for enrollment in these events.

More information about the GBB requirements is available from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).