Biology & Health

This program is dedicated to the molecular and cellular aspects of biology. It maintains a strong link between on the one hand the reductive molecular and structural approaches and on the other hand the more integrated approaches of cell biology, organism development and new therapeutic strategies.


OBJECTIVES


This program is dedicated to the molecular and cellular aspects of biology. It maintains a strong link between on the one hand the reductive molecular and structural approaches and on the other hand the more integrated approaches of cell biology, organism development and new therapeutic strategies. The program is part of a multidisciplinary context where progress in Biology (observation, sequencing, synthesis of the genome, omic approaches), go through dialog between disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanics, …) and take into account ethical questions concerning bio-technological applications. The program includes courses at the heart of biological concepts as well as courses at disciplinary interfaces. Internships in research laboratories strongly participate in the educational program.


PROGRAM STRUCTURE


Year 1 of the program strongly relies on the Biology program in year 3 of the engineer cycle at Ecole polytechnique. It includes courses that will be elected through discussion with the academic team depending on the prior background and planned objectives of the students. Proposed courses include, but are not limited to, genomics, immunology, neurobiology, biotechnologies for health and agriculture, epigenetics, molecular systems biology, biophotonics, computational biology, therapeutical chemistry, biomechanics, physics of biological objects, biophotonics, biological image processing, experimental training… Year 1 end with a 4-6 month internship in a research laboratory.
Eligible Year 2 courses include several structural biology courses (X-ray crystallography, NMR, Cryo-EM), practical structure-function relationships studies, molecular structures of the cell, bioinformatics, proteomics, personal research project, practical synthetic biology,… Some of these courses will be performed in collaboration with Paris-Saclay University. Year 2 ends with a 6-month internship in a research laboratory.


CAREER


Career prospects: This program can be completed by a PhD thesis. Students will acquire a wide and high-level education integrating molecular and cellular aspects of Biology relying on multidisciplinary approaches. This knowledge can be applied to research and/or engineering in various types of companies (Biotechnologies, Pharmas, Agrifood, …) or in teaching-research Universities. The program can also serve as the scientific side of a double formation leading to the sectors of regulation in biotechnology, IP, funding and management of innovation, scientific communication,…


INVOLVED IP PARIS LABORATORIES


The laboratories involved in the master are supported by the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), the INSERM (National Institute for Health and Medical Research) and by Ecole polytechnique and Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Some courses are shared with Paris-Saclay University


ADMISSION


Academic prerequisites
Licence/Bachelor in Science (Biology – Physics – Chemistry- Mathematics – Informatics) with a strong interest for and at least basic knowledge in Biosciences.

Language prerequisites
English
Possibilities for a program fully in English.


CONTACT


Yves Mechulam
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Laboratoire de Biochimie- CNRS UMR7654- Biology department
École Plytechnique
Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Registration for : Biology & Health

Admissions will open by the end of the year 2019.

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