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Department of Biology

Disciplinary research at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris is based on the expertise of its founding schools. Biology is one of ten disciplinary research fields bringing together top researchers and PhD students at state-of-the art laboratories.
Department of Biology

Life sciences are at the heart of sweeping changes related to ever-increasing knowledge and how it interfaces with key societal issues: healthcare, ethics, bioengineering. Research in the field of biology seeks to better understand biological processes, incorporating concepts and technologies from fields such as chemistry, physics and computer sciences. These interactions with other disciplines are often a driving force for developments that directly benefit society.

Fundamental and applied research in biology at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris aims to:

  • Improve our understanding of biological processes
  • Develop personalized medicine  
  • Develop more effective diagnoses and treatments 

World-class research areas

  • Structural biology
    • Cristallography
    • Cryo-EM
    • Structural modeling
  • Biochemistry
    • Assembly of multi-protein complexes
    • Assembly of RNA-protein complexes 
    • Initiation of translation
    • Microbial adaptation
  • Optics and spectroscopy
    • Nonlinear optics
    • Tissue microscopy
    • Nanoparticle imaging
    • Protein relaxation
  • Cellular biology
    • Cytoskeleton
    • Cell migration
    • Cell transformation
  • Developmental biology
    • Cell migration
    • Zebrafish embryo

Laboratories

Members of the Education and Research Departement

The research strategy in this field is implemented by researchers from Institut Polytechnique de Paris schools. They work together to conduct world-class research at state-of-the-art facilities.

President

Alexis Gautreau, Research Director at CNRS, Professor at Ecole Polytechnique
Alexis Gautreau, Research Director at CNRS, Professor at Ecole Polytechnique

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Course Finder for Biology and health

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Specialtie(s) : Cell biology Molecular biology Structural biology Bioinformatics Developmental biology Biophysics Applied microbiology Dynamic imaging Environmental and sustainable chemistry Material chemistry Solid state chemistry Catalysis Organic and organometallic synthesis Analytical chemistry Computanional chemistry Magnetic, sprectroscopic and optical properties Electrochemistry Chemistry at the interfaces
Duration : 3 years
Language(s) : French English
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Duration : 5 years
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Field(s) : Biology and health Chemistry Design Economics Electrical engineering Energy Energie nucléaire Computer science Nuclear energy Innovation, industry, society Applied mathematics, statistics Mathematics and applications Mechanics Physics Sociology Transport, mobility, networks
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Engineer program

Engineer Program

Field(s) : Biology and health Chemistry Economics Electrical engineering Energy Computer science Nuclear energy Innovation, industry, society Applied mathematics, statistics Mathematics and applications Mechanics Physics Sociology Transport, mobility, networks
Specialtie(s) : Technological innovations Space science Environment Data Science Finance Biotechnologies Neurosciences Social sciences Humanities Languages Cultures R&D Strategy Research Engineering Entrepreneurship Management Start-up Automatisation Connected objects Embedded systems Nanotechnologies Nanoelectronics Cryptology Quantum computer sciences Networks Statistics Electronics Space Sustainable development Machine Learning Intelligence artificielle Deep Learning Deeptech
Duration : 4 years
Language(s) : French