Student research projects are situated at the interface between two disciplines and typically form part of an ongoing collaboration between two PIs of QBM, who would serve as advisor and co-advisor. The project is anchored in the student’s primary field of training, which is usually also the principal advisor’s field of expertise, but requires close interaction with a second discipline, commonly represented by the co-advisor. While students are firmly based within their advisor’s lab, they also develop strong ties, both professional and personal, with the co-advisor and his/her group when applicable.
The student has a thesis advisory committee (TAC) and will report to it on his/her progress annually. The TAC ideally consists of minimum three members (advisor, co-advisor/ 2nd member of QBM, 3rd member of QBM) and when required or wanted additional external members.