North American Biotechnology Master Application Experience Sharing

The prospects for biology at this stage are quite good. Let’s share a Canadian application experience and hope to help everyone.

Biotechnology Master Application Experience Sharing


Region: North America (Canada)

Professional: Biology Technical Major

degree: Master

1. Background

Institutions :985

Specialty: Biotechnology (undergraduate)

GPA:3.58/4.0

TOEFL:96

GRE:N/A

Internship experience:

Internship of the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences for 4 months; Canadian mitacs project, summer interns

Research projects:

• Gene editing

• Application of microcircle DNA in CAR-T cells

• CRISPR gene editing technology in human immunodeficiency virus

Results: impact factor 5 points or so paper Investing

Recommendation Letter: Chinese Academy of Sciences Researcher Recommendation Letter; School Tutor Strong Push; Canadian Tutor Strong Push

Other: One Principal Scholarship

Admission Status :McGill Biologymaster Awards Admission

Because I just got McGill’s research master offer in the past few days, I would like to share with you my understanding of the Canadian research master application. In fact, the research-based master’s application is similar to the PhD application, and the school will refer to the applicant’s research results/experience. And when the applicant gets the offer, he will also get a considerable scholarship. So the short-term academic system, the overall high school rankings, scholarships, and the training of courses + research make it difficult for Canadian research masters to apply.

Second, Canadian top school application

My undergraduate is a less well-known 985 university, GPA3.58, TOEFL is also close to ddl Come out to make up the results. Originally, I planned to study at a domestic university, and I had an experience of going abroad for an internship. I decided to go abroad to try it during my junior summer vacation. I feel that I am a person who does not leave the way to do things. I simply squandered a slogan. When I started school, I gave up my research. Then, since September, I have been busy with magnetics and preparing for language exams. In the magnetic phase, I sent more than 30 sets of magnetic letters and received nearly 15 responses. Most of them did not recruit students this year. Some tutors admit that they have no money, but they really want to recruit me. I received two interviews in total, and finally I negotiated with a tutor in October.

But I suggest that if you want to go abroad, plan as early as possible and start preparing as soon as possible. Just like me, I started to prepare. On the morning of the test, I will open the mailbox to see if there is any reply.

Anyway, no matter what, no school, fortunate!

Three, Canadian university research master’s program selection policy

The admissions of major universities in Canada are different, but there is a commonality is the mentor and committee Jointly decide to accept. In most schools, the tutor’s weight is large, and the committee will focus on the instructor’s opinion when reviewing the application. For example, at McGill, the instructor completely decides whether or not to enroll you. It is also clearly stated in the introduction of the master’s program. It is recommended that you contact an interested tutor before applying for this project. The root cause of this, I think everyone understands that the mentor has paid the bulk of your funding.

Fourth, Research Masters Application Focus – Magnetics

But I’m saying how Before I set up the magnetics, I want to talk to you about the importance of scientific research. Since it is mainly the tutor who decides whether the student can be accepted, how does an applicant count as excellent in the eyes of the instructor? The tutor recruits students to give him work and results (of course, the tutor will also examine the applicant’s learning ability and communication skills). I think scientific experience accounts for a large proportion. Applicants who have a very good research experience often make the instructor shine, even allowing the instructor to ignore the shortcomings. So what kind of research experience is awesome? Although there is no uniform standard, we can look at the following dimensions: 1. Whether there is any result, and how much influence this achievement has in the field (IF, which journal, the first author) 2. Relevant research experience Sex is whether your research and the tutor’s research match or overlap 3. What is the visibility of the tutor in the research institution you are engaged in?

1. The most direct manifestation of the results is the article or patent.

If there are articles, conference papers or patents, then they can be written into the CV in a generous manner (even if the Chinese journal is published, and if the IF is not high, the SCI is 12 If it is, it is recommended not to write in the CV). For most people, especially those working in the biological field, how difficult it is to send an SCI at the undergraduate level, but it doesn’t matter, the instructors are also undergraduate, they also understand.

2. If your research content is very match with the tutor you want to apply for, then chances are that you will be able to receive an interview invitation.

I applied for the Mitacs Canada Summer Internship Program during my junior year (this program is mainly for the domestic 985 and 211 college juniors, all in all fields. Interested students can Pay attention to the school’s Academic Affairs Office, or visit the previous study website www.csc.edu.cn/chuguo/s/675). In the lab that I was waiting for in my spare time, I did a small job in inducing the gene editing system. Later I used to be a full professor at the Goodman Cancer Center. The main technique he used was to induce the expression system, and he was interested in The work of genetic editing. I expressed my previous work and some ideas about my future work in the magnetic letter. It may be in the middle of his mind. He sent me a reply that night and invited me to talk in detail on Skype.

There was another instructor because I pointed out the virus out date used in his lab, and replied to me with a long letter. I told balabala that the problem I pointed out was correct. He thought But the lab just happened to be no one wanting to do this, and then told me that he has not yet made a result in his current funding application. He even went to find the information about the lab and the boss I was doing in summer intern (I only told him, which university I was in, what kind of work I did with it. I initially thought that he had a relationship with the boss of my internship, Later, when I was at noon, I asked my boss. He said that he didn’t know this person at all. So I think he is full of sincerity. Of course, the reason why I can point out his work problems is because I have done this work before, and I am very aware of the upgrading of technology.

3. Reputation is relative. Be good at using the reputation of research institutions and bosses (plus points)

This may be seen by benevolent people.

I remember when I was internship in Canada, my boss said at the group meeting, don’t choose the papers produced in “small workshops” to report. He is a very cautious person, and he may feel that the things produced by “small workshops” are not reliable. Therefore, I personally feel that an internship in a good research institution and a well-known boss may give the other party a better impression, and the applicant’s work is more easily recognized.

So I think that applicants who come out of the less well-known instructor lab, have a relatively high success rate in the field or related fields. Because this little-name mentor may be famous in his own field.

In addition to the above three points, I would like to say that the research experience only serves to reflect the scientific research literacy and potential of an applicant. Exaggeration often leads to problems during the interview. So my opinion is, how much is written, this thing is not much, if you are not familiar with it, don’t write it if you don’t do much work. Therefore, this also requires us to be serious and not impetuous when doing scientific research. Under the guidance of the teacher, you can achieve good results.

Five, how to apply magnetics

Specifically, if there is sufficient time, you can consider deep magnetic or academic sets. I think the academic set has the following steps:

1. Choose the right project, tutor.

2. Introduction to the Research Instructor Lab and related literature recently

3. Find Match points, point out problems or give suggestions

In fact, Academic The set is a very laborious and risky activity. The first is that if the teacher does not enroll this year, or if someone changes jobs, even the mailbox will be replaced. You send a long academic set of magnetic letters, only to sink into the sea. In order to avoid this, we must first exclude professors who are not alive. I mainly use the following methods: 1. There may be enrollment information on the homepage of the school. 2. Nature, Scinence and other magazines will also publish some enrollment. Information, in addition to the PhD Opening Position on the applicant’s website, will update some enrollment information. 3. See the recent articles published by the instructor and the time of the lab’s homepage update (you can enter the javascript in the address bar of his homepage when the update is available: Alert(document.lastModified))

If you haven’t posted an article or updated it for a long time, most of these instructors can’t choose.

If you think of a better teacher, then write your letter and recommend yourself. I usually write a few things in the letter: Why do you like his lab/field; what can I contribute to his lab; purposefully introduce my research experience and some of my ideas; ask him if Recruit Msc./PhD. Students. In terms of magnetics, I don’t have a way to try it out in various majors. Let me briefly talk about biology.

For the academic set of biology, I usually choose a teacher, then spend nearly one morning browsing the homepage of his lab, downloading several recent articles from Pubmed, and then A lot of time is spent researching his articles, generally I only look at the abstract and figure other really need to look again. Find out what techniques and methods he used to do this research, and then I found the place with his Match. Any thoughts on where you are interested in his entire study. Finally, I would like to talk about the research experience related to his laboratory (this is mainly to tell him that I have already met this technology and have had similar research experience. It is no longer necessary to spend time and energy training in his laboratory).

After writing the email, remember to check it out. I know that there is a paragraph to say, there is an applicant who writes dearDr.XXX

to write dead.XXX. You feel it. .