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Master 2 in Systems and Synthetic Biology

University/Institute: University of Evry-Val-d'Essonne / Paris Saclay (UEVE)
Location: France - Evry
Focus: Other: Synthetic Biology
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Other: biophysics
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (< 1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The vigorous development of Systems and Synthetic Biology constitutes a huge challenge that must be met both from the research and education perspectives. This Master 2 in Systems and Synthetic Biology (mSSB) represents the first step towards nurturing a new brand of researchers and engineers to face up to the challenge.

Added values of mSSB:
- Partnership with Paris Saclay University, AgroParis Tech, Telecom SudParis, Sup&amp;#039;Biotech
- A+ appreciation by AERES (French quality assurance evaluation agency)
- The first Master 2 in France teaching Synthetic Biology.
- Scientific environment: Paris region, the first European R&amp;amp;amp;D concentration; Genopole® of Evry, the leading French Biopark, with 20 academic laboratories and 70 biotech companies; Excellent research facilities offered on-site.
- World-class research training laboratories.
- Limited number of stipends offered to foreign students.
- First row seat in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition (MIT, USA).

Program Goals:

The aim of mSSB 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 and Synthetic Biology. Students undertaking the course will gain hands-on experience in experimental Biology, modelling and designing. They will also enhance transversal capacities including planning a project, giving a seminar, writing and defending a scientific report, interacting with a community, perceiving the industrial, economical and ethical issues associated with these developing fields.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2018
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 70
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 25
Average number of incoming students per year: 20
Average number of graduates per year: 20

Program URL: http://www.mssb.fr/
Syllabus URL: http://www.mssb.fr/

Contact Person: Ioana Popescu ( ioana.popescu@univ-evry.fr )

Last updated: Dec 01, 2017

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