Research projects BIO4004 & BIO4009 | BIM4006 & BIM4009

Welcome to your Biology Research Project Home page. Located at this site should be all you need to know when it comes to the Biology Honours program. You will use these pages frequently, so get used to navigating through this site. It contains critical information regarding BIO 4900 Honours Seminar on Virtual Campus and your Honours Project should you be taking BIO 4004 or 4009. For those students in the Biomedical Science program taking BIM 4006 or BIM 4009, you will find below all the information you require. As a Department, we hope that this year is rewarding and prepares you for a future career that involves biology! As Director, I welcome you and should you have any problems with this web, please contact me or my assistant, Mrs. Annie Laprise.

Frances Pick, Professor and Chairperson
Department of Biology
Gendron Hall, room 160
613-562-5729

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BIO4004: Honours Research Project - Course Outline (3 credits)

Description:

This course is primarily designed for students interested in obtaining research experience in a selected field of biology. A two-session research project will be carried out under the supervision of a principal investigator, typically a professor in the Department of Biology. It is also possible to work under the supervision of a professor in other departments at uOttawa or a researcher in governmental laboratory or in other research institutions, although a professor in Biology will need to act as a co-supervisor. Limited enrollment.

Prerequisite: Students must be in their 4th year of study of the Honours B.Sc. with Specialization in Biology with a minimum CGPA of 4.5.

Corequisite: BIO4900

BIO4004 Guide

Important dates and information to remember

  1. Project outline - October 21st 2016
    • A title and an outline on one page of your project. This outline must be approved by your research supervisor.
  2.  Progress report - January 13th 2017
    • A progress report not to exceed two pages. This report is to be graded by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable.
  3. Research project report - April 7th 2017
    • The final thesis in PDF format must be submitted to the Department of Biology. Take into account the time required for your supervisor(s) and  the external evaluators, they will need to evaluate your thesis and  submit your final mark. This report is to be approved by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable.
    • No extension will be given without a medical note.
  4.  Final grade - May 18th 2017
BIO4009: Honours Research Project - Course Outline (9 credits)

Description:

This course is primarily designed for students interested in obtaining research experience in a selected field of biology. A two-session research project will be carried out under the supervision of a principal investigator, typically a professor in the Department of Biology. It is also possible to work under the supervision of a professor in other departments at uOttawa or a researcher in governmental laboratory or in other research institutions, although a professor in Biology will need to act as a co-supervisor. The student is required to prepare a poster and submit to the Department a thesis describing the results of the research project. Limited enrollment.

Prerequisite: The student must be in her or his 4th year of study of the Honours B.Sc. with specialization in biology with a minimum CGPA of 6.0.

Corequisite: BIO4900

BIO4009 Guide

Important dates and information to remember

  1. Project outline - October 21st 2016
    • A title and an outline on one page of your project. This outline must be approved by your research supervisor.
  2. Progress report - January 13th 2017
    • A progress report not to exceed two pages. This report is to be graded by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable.
  3. Thesis abstract (thesis) - March 24th 2017
    • The thesis is to be written in the style of an original scientific article in the field (see formats of scientific journals in the field and consult your supervisor and co-supervisor if applicable). You must submit an electronic copy of your Abstract, with your name and that of your supervisor(s) and thesis title.
  4. Poster Day - April 29th 2017 in Biosciences Lobby 1-2-3
    • No deferral possible without a medical note
    • Please refer to the section below for more details
  5. Research project report - April 21st 2017
    • The final thesis in PDF format must be submitted to the Department of Biology. Take into account the time required for your supervisor(s) and the external evaluators, they will need to evaluate your thesis and  submit your final mark. This report is to be approved by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable.
    • No extension will be given without a medical note.
  6. Final grade  - May 18th 2017

Poster presentation

At the end of the winter session (April), you must present a poster summarizing your research. The poster presentation is compulsory and counts for 20% of the final grade. The poster will be evaluated by two external evaluators. The total poster should fit into a 1.0m by 1.0 m space.

  • The quality of material presentation (4 pts)
  • The scientific content (8 pts)
  • Your ability to explain and defend your research (8 pts).

John Armstrong Prize for Best Poster

For more detailed information please contact the coordinators: Cory Harris or Annie Laprise

BIM4006: Research Project in Biomedical Science (6 credits)

A one session research project that will be completed under the supervision of a designated professor. Students will present their results in a seminar or as a poster and submit a written report. For students in their last year of the Biomedical Science program who have maintained a minimum overall CGPA of 6.0 or have a GPA of at least 6.0 on their last completed 54 credits or permission from the Director of the BIM program. Students interested in completing an Honours project should take BIM4009 that lasts two sessions. BIM4006 aims to accommodate students who for exceptional reasons can not complete an Honours project over two consecutive sessions. Any registration to BIM4006 must be approved by the Director of the BIM program.

Corequisites: BIM4920, BIM4921.

Important dates and information to remember

  1. Progress report - February 17th 2017
    • A progress report not to exceed two pages. This report is to be approved by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable.
  2. Research project report - April 7th 2017
    • The final thesis in PDF format must be submitted to the Department of Biology. Take into account the time required for your supervisor(s) and  the external evaluators, they will need to evaluate your thesis and submit your final mark. This report is to be approved by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable.
    • No extension will be given without a medical note.
  3.  Final grade - May 18th 2017
BIM4009: Research Project in Biomedical Science (9 credits)

A two session research project that will be completed under the supervision of a designated professor. Students will present their results in a seminar or as a poster and submit a written report. For students in their last full year of the Biomedical Science program who have maintained a minimum overall CGPA of 6.0 or have a GPA of at least 6.0 on their last completed 54 credits or permission of the Director of the BIM program. Students enrolled in the Co-op program should take BIM4009 during their last full year of studies.

Corequisites: BIM4920, BIM4921.

BIM4009 Guide

Important dates and information to remember

  1. Project outline - October 21st 2016
    • A title and an outline on one page of your project. This outline must be approved by your research supervisor.
  2. Progress report - January 13th 2017
    • A progress report not to exceed two pages. This report is to be graded by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable.
  3. Thesis abstract - March 24th 2017
    • The thesis is to be written in the style of an original scientific article in the field (see formats of scientific journals in the field and consult your supervisor and co-supervisor if applicable). You must submit an electronic copy of your Abstract, with your name and that of your supervisor(s) and thesis title.
  4. Poster Day - April 29th 2017 in Biosciences Lobby 1-2-3
    • No deferral possible without a medical note
    • Please refer to the section below for more details
  5. Research project report - April 21st 2017
    • The final thesis in PDF format must be submitted to the Department of Biology. Take into account the time required for your supervisor(s) and the external evaluators, they will need to evaluate your thesis and  submit your final mark. This report is to be approved by the supervisor or co-supervisor if applicable. A confirmation by email is accepted.
    • No extension will be given without a medical note.
  6. Final grade  - May 18th 2017

Poster presentation

At the end of the winter session (April), you must present a poster summarizing your research. The poster presentation is compulsory and counts for 20% of the final grade. The poster will be evaluated by two external evaluators. The total poster should fit into a 1.0m by 1.0 m space.

  • The quality of material presentation (4 pts)
  • The scientific content (8 pts)
  • Your ability to explain and defend your research (8 pts).

John Armstrong Prize for Best Poster

For more detailed information please contact Michael Jonz or Annie Laprise

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