The Master "Biologie Intégrative et Physiologie" is a two years program (but application are accepted also for the second year) whose goal is to provide a strong knowledge in the latest development of modern biology. As an MSc student of BIP you will be part of a rapidly developing field in which modern biology is integrating molecular techniques in the solution of biological problems. This MSc contains a core of courses covering key topics in biology, with particular emphasis on methodological and quantitative aspects. The Master’s programme extends into courses in specialised areas, representing the research topics for which the different Institute of Biology associated to the Master (see laboratories) are particularly renowned. This includes (molecular and cellular biology, developmental biology, Evo-devo, neurobiology, stem cells, Cancer biology, Biophysics...)
At the end of the Master students will
- Have a deep knowledge of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control the fundamental biological processes, with an emphasis on the disciplinary fields of the master (Developmental Biology, Stem Cells, Neurogenesis, Cancerogenesis, Physiology ...)
- Understand how deregulation of these processes leads to the development of pathologies such as cancers, neurodevelopmental disorders, metabolic pathologies; and to appreciate how recent developments in basic and applied research represent a promising avenue for genetic, molecular, cellular and pharmacological therapies.
- Be aware of the power of model organisms to study basic biological processes, and master the molecular biology, genetic, genome editing, cell and tissue imaging technologies that can be used in these organisms to understand a given biological process.
- Acquire a knowledge of Biostatistics in order to be able to process experimental data and to perform a critical analysis of data from the literature
- Be able to conduct a research project on a biological question using a multidisciplinary, quantitative and integrated approach.
- Be able to utilize knowledge in several disciplinary fields in order to understand the molecular processes that govern the development and function of living organisms, and understand how their deregulation can lead to the emergence of pathologies.
- Be able to implement an innovative and multidisciplinary experimental approach, with the most recent techniques, to dissect the molecular mechanisms that control the development and physiology of eukaryotes, using model organisms
- Possess the linguistic knowledge and writing methods to design, produce and present the results of a research project or a bibliographic study in English and in French
- Design, formalize and carry out a research project to provide answers to a previously well-defined biological question