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The PhD in Biophotonics is a multi-departmental program managed by the Sciences and Engineering Faculty. It is open to all students having a university diploma equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in sciences or engineering, amongst the following disciplines (or equivalent): Physics, Physical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Biology.


As with all other PhD programs at Université Laval, the PhD program in Biophotonics is focussed on research. Students registered in the PhD program in biophotonics pursue a research project that will lead to a PhD thesis and original scientific contributions. This research project is pursued under the mandatory supervision of two co-directors: one working in Life Sciences, and the other one in Physical Sciences or in Engineering.

Researchers who can act as research directors in Biophotonics


The choice of courses at the PhD is very diverse, depending on the background of the student. Students normally take 6 credits of courses. Student who do not hold an MSc degree in Biophotonics may take some of the course modules offered at the MSc level.

See available courses (French only)

To register

More information on the PhD program (French only)

Sciences and Engineering Faculty, Université Laval, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045 avenue de la Médecine Bureau 1033, Québec, Canada, G1V 0A6
Ph.: 418-656-2163, Fax: 418-656-5902
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