M2 Predective and Integrative Animal Biology

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  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
Présentation
Objectives

PRIAM (Predictive and Integrative Animal Biology) is not a study path: it is A full second year of a Master’s degree (M2).
A typical study path would be BIP-Animal year 1 of the Master’s degree followed by the second year , PRIAM M2.

Students are trained in applied animal sciences through an integrative approach to biology that mainly encompasses genetics, physiology and behaviour.
The aim is to:

  • become proficient in using bioinformatics and biostatistics tools related to the previous learning outcome.
  • learn to model biological processes at various levels of spatio-temporal distribution.
  • adopt the scientific methodology and actively prepare for further studies in a laboratory context.
  • learn the issues surrounding animals (livestock, wild and domestic) and prepare for employment in the relevant sectors

 

Location
PARIS 05
JOUY EN JOSAS
MAISONS ALFORT
Course Prerequisites

First year of an accredited Master's degree in biology or equivalent at Master's level (Bac +4) or accredited veterinary studies diploma.

Entry profile: undergraduate studies in general biology, preferably including elements of academic training in animal biology. Keen interest in animal science and motivation to work in the discipline.

Skills
  • Build an advanced disciplinary knowledge base in animal biology.

  • Employ integrative approaches in order to make optimal use of multidisciplinary inputs to animal sciences.

  • Conduct an experimental research project alone, in a small group or in a team, with rigour and creativity.

  • Apply fundamental research techniques to specific cases.

  • Be capable of bearing in mind ethical questions and societal demands in a research project that involves animals.

  • Be able to think critically when tackling a diversity of scientific information sources.

Post-graduate profile

Mostly doctoral programmes in biology or in animal sciences.
Further study (Master 2 or veterinary)

Career prospects

Further doctoral studies (research professions), mainly in the broad field of animal biology.
Preparation for veterinary studies
Companies in the animal industry (particularly Nutrition / Food)
Companies in the genetic/breeding industries
Selecting Bodies
Conservation biology sectors

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative
Biologie du Développement et Reproduction
Modélisation Systémique Appliquée aux Ruminants.

Programme

Le semestre 1 est composé d'une séquence d'introduction de 3 UEs obligatoires, d'un tronc commun de 5 UEs Obligatoires, d'un projet personnel d'une UE de projet scientifique obligatoire, et de 3 séquence d'UEs à choix optionnel.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Principles and methods in animal genetics 1
Biostatistics, models and software 2
Animal experiment, ethics and good practices in biology 2
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Quantitative and statistical genetics 3
Modeling from organs to herd and resource allocation 4
Integrative analysis of reproduction 2
Genome analysis 3
Genetic diversity and population management 3
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Scientific project 7
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Epidemiology and health 1
Adaptation 1
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Precision livestock management: application of quantitative biology and predictive models 1
Advanced animal genetics 1
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Epigenetics and gene regulations 1
Applied Ethology 1

Le second Semestre est entièrement consacré à un stage dans un environnement de recherche scientifique.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Research thesis 30
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/02/2021 to 10/06/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

Additional supporting documents
  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

    (English language level certificate B2 : IELTS score 5.5/6.5 ; TOEIC > 785 (C1>945) ; TOEFL IBT score 72/94 ; Cambridge FCE A or B grade ; or any equivalent official test.)
  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

    (Level B1 : Non native french speakers, a knowledge certificate issued by the French Embassy or a French language center. Students holding a French diploma or a diploma instructed in French are exempt from that obligation)
  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay) to download on https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/apply-master-programmes.

  • Referring contact information (compulsory for non-international applicants).

  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Letter of recommendation from a trainee.

    (Letter of recommendation from an internship supervisor)
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