I became interested in biochemistry when I was a first year undergraduate student at Faculty of Science Cairo University, the oldest Faculty of Science in the Middle East. In my first lecture at Faculty of Science, Dr.Maysa, an assistant professor of cell biology and genetics at Zoology department, described the cell structure and organization and she told us that the cell is like a computer where the DNA is the hardware and the protein is the software and at the end of the lecture she asked us to search for answers to some questions as, How nucleic acids and proteins function and regulate in the animal cell? What are the underlying workings of animal cells? What is the role of carbohydrates in cell adhesion? It was these initial curiosities that led me to be Zoology major as there was no biochemistry major at that time in Faculty of Science Cairo University. As a result of my great interest in biochemistry and cell biology I got the highest grade in this course [Zoo 111, General Cell biology, Physiology and biochemistry] in my class.
Studying as (Chemistry/Zoology) specialized undergraduate student has contributed greatly toward m...
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...d molecular biological techniques that are used to reveal the structure and function of biomolecules. Spectroscopy, protein biochemistry and molecular biology techniques are of great interest to me as they are hand in hand with structure-function investigation methods.
When applying for graduate school, I try to organize my thoughts into three major considerations: the university, the people and the program. In my opinion, all three stand out as being particularly distinguished at University of Alberta, a world-class research environment having a strong faculty and interdisciplinary program.
I want to continue my education at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta; I am convinced that my participation in your graduate program will give me high-quality comprehensive education and excellent research experience,
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