M2 Microbiology and Biological Bioengineering

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  • Places available
    24
  • Language(s) of instruction
    French, English
Présentation
Objectives

This specialisation has a combined objective:
• to train students who wish to pursue management positions in microbiology and biotechnologies in Industrial and service consulting firms (food processing, biotechnologies, health, pharmacy, beauty care, environment, chemistry ...)
• to prepare them for jobs in R&D in biotechnology firms and in public laboratories by enabling them to continue on to a PhD. The MBB curriculum deep dives into microbiology, biological engineering and biotechnologies. Students must acquire deep knowledge of strategies, approaches and methods to be implemented, which are validated, or in the process of being developed, to: - study micro-organisms, - exploit the biodiversity of germs, - detect risks due to germs and to prevent health accidents. The program enables students to go into research but also into other professions for which skills in microbiology are essential and that cover different sectors of activity: health, food, environment, biotechnologies. This curriculum is offered by several universities and “grandes écoles” in the Paris region (Ile de France) that focus on living organisms:
• Paris-Sud University(UPSUD),
• AgroParisTech (APT),
• Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines University (UVSQ),
• Paris Diderot University (Paris 7).
This curriculum groups professionals from the corporate sector and scientists, teachers, researchers and experts from the world of microbiology and biological engineering. In the second year of the master's program, students can choose to do an INTERNSHIP, as part of an apprenticeship contract signed with the Apprentice Training Centre (Centre de Formation pour Apprentis) FORMASUP.

Location
ORSAY
PARIS 15
PALAISEAU
VERSAILLES
MASSY
Course Prerequisites

Students who have completed the first year of a Master's course in Health Biology or Cellular and Molecular Biology, or a first year of a Master's course / equivalent engineering course in Biology and Biotechnologies. Knowledge base required in microbiology and virology (biodiversity, genetics, physiology), genomics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology. Biotechnology knowledge appreciated.

Skills
  • Expertise in microbiology and cross-cutting scientific knowledge:
    Formalise and build scientific and technical reasoning in microbiology. Use resources from a wide range of major biological sciences (molecular biology, genetics and microbial physiology, genomics, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnologies, bioengineering). Have a broad-based, holistic understanding of the potential for studying and exploiting microbial biodiversity. Use biotechnology tools at molecular and cellular levels, from laboratory scale to industrial scale. Apply investigative methods to determine how micro-organisms can be used to produce food, high added-value biomolecules, new therapeutic targets, materials and energy.
    Understand the principles and methods for microbiological diagnosis. Practise process hygiene. Apply quality control tools and methods both in the context of industrial production and that of scientific production.

  • Understand and analyse problems in microbiology and biological engineering:
    Make critical use of relevant information to formulate and analyse a problem related either to a scientific question or to a technical or regulatory document. Research, process and update listed documents. Identify how the industrial, regulatory and financial challenges of a bio-industry or an administration relate to their social, technical and economic context. List the technical, economic and safety factors that determine the choice of equipment or processes in industry or in the laboratory. Know how to assess the nature of the microbial risk (viruses, bacteria and spoilage fungi, pathogens or toxin producers). Keep abreast of technical, methodological and regulatory developments for (1) the use of micro-organisms and (2) the control of microbial contamination.

  • AUTONOMY in producing results and developing methodological applications:
    Autonomy in experiments: Carry out a microbiology experiment using a scientific approach. Follow a quality control system (HACCP)
    Autonomy in organisation and decision-making: Develop an experiment process and conduct a biotechnology research and/or development project to investigate and develop biological resources, in line with the economic and regulatory context.
    Organise and carry out strategic innovation projects, as part of bioproduct/bioprocess development activity or for method validation.
    Set up and monitor quality controls and hygiene safety within a company, in compliance with the applicable procedures and regulations. Develop of hygiene and cleaning plan. Improve actions as part of a quality-enhancing approach.

  • Critical thinking and ability to analyse the results produced:
    Generate and analyse complex data sets. Statistical analysis of data sets.
    Critically analyse the methodological approach and the results.
    Systematically track scientific, technical and technological advances.
    Criticise, communicate and transmit results.

  • Project management skills: teamwork and personal development:
    Develop and perform a project in a company. Implement managerial skills: prepare, plan and manage a project. Make project schedules and elaborate an associated budget; Be able to prepare a work meeting, lead it and conclude it. Present and promote a project in French or in English (the international language). Develop self-knowledge and interpersonal skills in a professional context ("people skills" or "soft skills"). Work as part of a team in a corporate or academic context.

  • Communication skills and ability to summarise:
    Adequately communicate scientific and technical information to a target audience, in French and English
    Draft documents summarising scientific, technical or regulatory information. Communicate information about assignments, how to interpret them and teach them, both in writing and orally. Produce educational documents across a range of media. Offer solutions and suggest work prospects.
    Proficiently use automated office tools (spreadsheets, databases, word processing, building slide show presentations, etc.).

Career prospects

50 % of students enter research or development (R&D) positions – half at public research institutions and the other half in companies – to work on finalised research projects, development projects, method validation or project coordination. 10 % of students go on to doctoral studies.
Targeted professions: studies and research engineer, product/bioprocess development engineer, method validation engineer.

35 % of students move into quality control and quality management, join public or private bodies that provide expertise or accreditation, go into production or mass distribution, or take up monitoring positions at analysis laboratories.
Targeted professions: assistant and quality assurance manager, hygiene and microbiological control manager, quality auditor.

15 % turn to strategic tasks, related to the first two professions.
Targeted professions: technology monitoring & competitive intelligence, strategic or regulatory monitoring, marketing manager, product manager and technical sales engineer, production engineer and support engineer, etc.

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Génie et Microbiologie des Procédés Alimentaires
Physiologie de la Nutrition et du Comportement Alimentaire
MICrobiologie de l'ALImentation au Service de la Santé Humaine.

Institut de Biologie intégrative de la Cellule -CNRS/CEA
IRSTEA-laboratoire Procédés Biotechnologiques au service de l'environnement PROSE
DGA-Maitrise NRCB
EAU de PARIS-laboratoire R&D
INSTITUT PASTEUR
INSERM
ANSES
DGCCRF.

Programme

Le master Microbiologie et Génie Biologique MGB constitue un approfondissement disciplinaire en microbiologie, génie biologique et biotechnologie microbienne. Les étudiants doivent y acquérir une maîtrise spécifique des stratégies, des approches et des méthodes à mettre en œuvre, validées ou en cours de développement pour
- Explorer, étudier, générer et exploiter la biodiversité microbienne,
- Détecter les risques microbiens et procéder au diagnostic microbien
- Prévenir des accidents sanitaires, assurer la maîtrise de l'hygiène et le management de la qualité
La formation ouvre les étudiants à la recherche comme à tout autre métier où les compétences en microbiologie sont fondamentales et transversales à différents secteurs d'activités : Santé, Alimentation, Environnement, Cosmétiques, Biotechnologies blanches...
Le parcours MGB fédère des professionnels généralistes du monde de l'Entreprise et des Scientifiques, enseignants, chercheurs et experts du monde de la microbiologie et du génie biologique.
L'élément de formation MGB peut se dérouler par ALTERNANCE dans le cadre d'un contrat d'apprentissage signé avec le Centre de Formation pour Apprentis FORMASUP.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Approche stratégique et méthodologique en Microbiologie 9 25 100 25
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Scientific review 3 1 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Molecular and cellular microbiology 3 20 5
Microbiote intestinal et santé pour l'hôte 6 15 12 18 3
Medico-pharmaceutical applications of microbial biodiversity 6 42 8
Interactions microbiennes / Microbial Interactions 3 20
Interaction des microorganismes avec leur environnement 3 20 5 15
Aspects économiques et fondamentaux de la lutte contre les micro-organismes pathogènes 3 32 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Microbial Ecology of Fermented Food Products 6 50
Environmental microbial biotechnology 6 42 1 3 3
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Management de projet innovant 3 15 15
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Scientific review 3 1 30
Medico-pharmaceutical applications of microbial biodiversity 6 42 8
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Medico-pharmaceutical applications of microbial biodiversity 6 42 8
Maîtrise de la qualité et de la sécurité des aliments 6 36 12 2 30
Grandes fonctions de l'entreprise 3 16 9
Etude de marché et marketing 6 30 20
Aspects économiques et fondamentaux de la lutte contre les micro-organismes pathogènes 3 32 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Maîtrise de la qualité et de la sécurité des aliments 6 36 12 2 30
Interactions microbiennes / Microbial Interactions 3 20
Interaction des microorganismes avec leur environnement 3 20 5 15
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage E2M en laboratoire de recherche 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Contrat d'apprentissage 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage MAGB en laboratoire ou en entreprise 30
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/03/2020 to 14/06/2020
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

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

Additional supporting documents
  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.

  • Letter of recommendation from a trainee.

  • 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.

  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

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

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