Who can join us?

Undergraduate students, Graduate students at MSc and PhD levels and Postdoctoral Fellows who are in a Science or Engineering degree, in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Computational biology, or related field of one of the participating universities can submit their application to enter the program.

It is important to note that to become a CREATE-TECHNOMISE trainee you must also apply to and be accepted into your degree of choice through the University of Ottawa, the Université de Montréal or the Université Laval and be supervised by one of the CREATE-TECHNOMISE investigators.

How long is the training period?

MSc students: 2 years
PhD students: 3 years
Postdoctoral fellows: 2 years

What are the requirements for certification? 

Students will receive a certificate in “Microbiomes” once they complete their degree, to reflect the added training they received as part of the CREATE-TECHNOMISE program.

For undergraduate students
  • “Microbes and Biotechnology” Summer boot camp and the Scientific Symposium
  • Professional development workshops
  • Special seminar series
  • Advanced science communication courses
For MSc students
  • “Microbes and Biotechnology” Summer boot camp and the Scientific Symposium
  • Professional skills boot camp
  • One rotation in an academic laboratory
  • Professional development workshops
  • Special seminar series
  • Advanced science communication courses
For PhD students
  • “Microbes and Biotechnology” Summer boot camp and the Scientific Symposium
  • Professional skills boot camp
  • Two rotations in a participating partner (Academia, Industrial and International partners)
  • Professional development workshops
  • Special seminar series
  • Advanced science communication courses
For Postdoctoral fellows
  • “Microbes and Biotechnology” Summer boot camp and the Scientific Symposium
  • Professional skills boot camp
  • One rotation in a participating partner (Academia, Industrial and International partners)
  • Professional development workshops
  • Special seminar series
  • Advanced science communication courses

Interested in participating in the program?

For more information regarding the NSERC CREATE TECHNOMISE program, please contact Dr. Bo Xu, program coordinator.

  • Phone:  613-562-5800×3485
  • Address: Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Room 4103, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5.