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M2 Predictive and Integrative Animal Biology

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  • Places available
    14
  • 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
PALAISEAU
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
Biostatistics, models and software 2
Ethics and Societal Issues About Animals 2
Principles and methods in 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
Genetic diversity and population management 3
Genome analysis 3
Integrative analysis of reproduction 2
Modeling from organs to herd and resource allocation 4
Quantitative and statistical genetics 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
Adaptation 1
Epidemiology and health 1
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Advanced animal genetics 1
Precision livestock management: application of quantitative biology and predictive models 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

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
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Application period
From 15/02/2023 to 10/06/2023
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Motivation letter.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Detailed description and hourly volume of courses taken since the beginning of the university program.

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

  • Letter of recommendation from a trainee.

    (Letter of recommendation from an internship supervisor)
  • 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)
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • The application procedure, which depends on your nationality and your situation is explained here : https://urlz.fr/i3Lo.

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