M1 Applied Systems and Synthetic Biology

  • Places available
    8
  • Language(s) of instruction
    French, English
Présentation
Objectives

The development of Systems and Synthetic Biology constitutes a huge challenge that must be met both from the research and education perspectives. The M1 ASSB represents the first step towards nurturing a new brand of researchers and engineers to face up to the challenge.
The M1 ASSB is based on the concept of research training through research and self-Learning. The aim of M1 aSSB is to provide students from the Life Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Physical and Computer Sciences a mean to fruitfully engage in collaborative work across disciplinary boundaries, with applications in Systems & Synthetic Biology.
The outlets of the ASSB platform will naturally be multidisciplinary paths such as the M2 Systems and Synthetic Biology or the M2 Plant Sciences from the "Mention BIP" which take students to the doctorate and then to future academic and industrial careers.
Students undertaking the course will gain hands-on experience in experimental biology, modeling and designing.
Teaching within ASSB will be in English and in French as it will be a personalized formation.

Location
ORSAY
EVRY
GIF SUR YVETTE
VERSAILLES
PARIS 15
PALAISEAU
JOUY EN JOSAS
Course Prerequisites
Applicants may come from Universities or from Engineering schools. Applicants must have a Licence (L3), or an equivalent qualification (3 years of successful higher education after finishing high-school), in either Biology, applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry or Physics. Bi-disciplinary curriculums including biology is favored, but highly-achieving and motivated students in any of the cited disciplines can apply.
Skills
  • Integrate concepts and technologies from different disciplines.

  • Learn research by doing research in systems and synthetic biology.

  • Apply modelling and engineering strategies to biology.

  • Conceive research projects in systems and synthetic biology.

  • Develop collaborative research work within interdisciplinary teams.

Career prospects

The professional perspectives of M1 ASSB lie in the massive development of Synthetic Biology, and the orientation of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry towards the use of predictive models and the modeling of biological systems. The outlets of the ASSB platform will naturally be multidisciplinary Masters such as the M2 Systems and Synthetic Biology or the M2 Plant Sciences from the "Mention BIP" which take students to the doctorate and then to future academic and industrial careers.

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

MICrobiologie de l'ALImentation au Service de la Santé Humaine
Mathématiques et Informatique Appliquées du Génome à l'Environnement
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin
Génie et Microbiologie des Procédés Alimentaires
Génomique métabolique - DRF/JACOB/Génoscope
Mathématiques et Informatique Appliquées - Paris
Metagenopolis
Informatique, Biologie Intégrative & Systèmes Complexes.

Programme

Le S1 est constitué d'ECTS à choix et obligatoires pour le sous-parcours ASSB mixte (French-English) et d'ECTS obligatoires pour le sous-parcours ASSB International (English).

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
The Teach Systems Biology project 8 3 30 30
Systems Biology II 3 16 9
Systems Biology I 3 16 9
Cellular economics 4 15 10
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Short-term internship in Functional analysis of living systems 7 3 150 10
Research project in Functional analysis of living systems 5 3 30 10
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Statistiques 3 20 10
RNAi - Ingénierie genomes 4 14 6 24
Plantes/insectes 2 10 10 4
Fonctionnement de Entreprise Innovante 4 20 20
Evolution et organisation des génomes 3 15 9
Epistémologie 2 27 6
Biotechnologies 2 23 4.5 3
Biodiversité et Physiologie 2 16.5 7.5
Biodiversité et génétique 2 12 12

Le S2 est dédié au tronc commun de la GS et de la mention, et du stage.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage / Internship 7
Projet "adopte un gène" 3 6 36 6
Cycle de conférences 1 20
Anglais 3 30 30 5 10
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Short-term internship in Synthetic Biology (iGEM-like) 7 3 150 10
Research project in Synthetic Biology 5 3 30 10
Biologie de Synthèse - Synthetic Biology 4 16 9
Modalités de candidatures
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

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

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

  • Supporting documents (TOEFL, TOEIC, certificate of a teacher ...) of a level of a foreign language.

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

Contact(s)
Course manager(s)
Jules Matthieu - matthieu.jules@inra.fr