M2 Molecular Nano Bio PHOTonics

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This international Master is based on the theoretical foundations and the experimental aspects of photonics, in interface with other disciplines (chemistry, biology, electronics). It focuses in particular on generic technologies implementing light-matter interactions for nanobiology and telecommunications. These technologies and their physical background are based on various aspects of molecular photonics (non-linear optics, lasers, photo-induced structuration of materials ...) at the material and device levels, and put also a strong emphasis on bio-photonic imaging. The interdisciplinary dimension is very strong, with lectures in physics, chemistry, biology and engineering sciences. Consequently, any students with an initial training in one of these disciplines is eligible for the MONABIPHOT M2 Master Course.

Course Prerequisites

This training is highly multidisciplinary, then accepting students displaying a great variety of backgrounds. Students having spent at least 4 years in a university or higher education institution and having validated the equivalent of at least 240 ECTS are eligible. They must have followed an academy training in at least one of the following fields: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical (with skills in physics and chemistry), electronics, telecommunications.

  • To master basic notions of physics, especially in optics, quantum mechanics and nanosciences, with their specific mathematical tools.

  • To treat a scientific problem by being able to identify the relevant sources of information.

  • To mobilize the conceptual, methodological, digital, technical and practical knowledge required for modeling and solving problems in physics or its interfaces.

  • To autonomously lead a scientific project and produce a critical analysis of the results.

  • To adapt to a new environment, to work in a team and to collaborate in order to achieve common goals.

  • To communicate effectively in English, in order to be able to write scientific papers, and to present oral communications in international conferences.

Career prospects
  •  Preparation of a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Electronic engineering
  •  Position in a company, at the engineer level
  •  Position in a higher education organization
  •  Preparation of an MBA
  •  Registration for another M2
  •  Creation of start-ups
  • Joining a training in Medicine

Covid-19 context (start of the academic year 2020-2021 for this training)

Training offering exclusively via distance-learning until December 2020 for international students detained outside France.

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Laboratoire de Photonique Quantique et Moléculaire
Laboratoire de biologie et pharmacologie appliquée
Photophysique et Photochimie Supramoléculaires et Macromoléculaires
Laboratoire de Chimie Physique
Systèmes et Applications des Technologies de l'Information et de l'Energie
Optique théorique et appliquée
Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay
Institut de chimie moléculaire et des matériaux d'Orsay
Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies
Institut Galien
Laboratoire Charles Fabry
Service de Physique de l'Etat Condensé - DRF/IRAMIS
Service de Bioénergétique, Biologie Structurale et Mécanismes - DRF/JOLIOT/I2BC.


SERP+ et Mochi.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Light-Matter Interactions: Basics 3 30
Introduction to Nanophotonics 7 68
Biosensors 5 36 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Tissue and organ bioengineering 2 25
Signal processing 5 50
Python programming for biological data analysis 3 8 20
Practical work in optics 2 16
Photonic devices 5 50
Nonlinear Optics 3 28
Molecules and Interactions 5 48
Molecular modelling and simulation 3 14 16
Microwaves and Photonics 5 22 28
Light-Matter Interactions : advanced 3 30
Ion Channel Recording using biochip technology 5 38 12
Introduction to microfluidics 4 28 12
Fluorescence in Biology 5 28 22
English 3 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Fundamentals in Physics 3 30
Fundamentals in Mathematics 3 30
Fundamentals in Chemistry 3 30
Fundamentals in Biology 3 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Quantum Mechanics 5 24 26
Chemistry for Optoelectronics 5 56
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Systems Biology II 2.5 12 13
Systems Biology I 2.5 12 13
Lipids and membranes in patho-physiology 2.5 25
Epigenetics 2.5 12 13
Biosignaling 5 50
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Virus et génie génétique 5 20 10 20
Neurophysiopathologies 5 25 25
Biologie moléculaire et cellulaire appliquées à des modèles viraux 5 10 45
Biologie cellulaire du cytosquelette 5 22 15 13

Stage de M2 d'une durée d'au moins 5 mois.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Master Thesis 30 700 40
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/01/2020 to 15/07/2020
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Copy of passport.

  • 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.

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