The Master in Chemical and biomolecular engineering is a program which centers on Life Sciences from a molecular point of view in order to identify and analyze in depth cellular regulation mechanisms and anomalies. The purpose of this program is to provide students with a research-based degree (in the fields of macromolecular biochemistry, structural biology, proteomic biotechnology and structural bioinformatics) that would lead academic and non-academic carreers.
Organization of the program
This program is organized by seven Universities/EPST (U. Paris Descartes, U. Paris-Sud, UEVE, Ecole Polytechnique, AgroParisTech, ENS Cachan, INSTN). The first year (M1) is organized within each University/EPST in which the student is registered in whereas the second year is common to all students, regardless of which University/EPST they are registered in (same lectures, same locations, same exams and same internships).
Orsay (U Paris-Sud), Paris (U Paris Descartes), Gif sur yvette (CNRS), Palaiseau (Ecole Poly- technique), Saclay (INSTN), Evry (UEVE), Versailles (INRA)
• To train specialists in the fields of biochemistry, protein engineering as well as proteomics
• To develop methodological proficiency in structural biology (in particular biological Crystallography, RMN and electron microscopy)
• To provide an in-depth training in structural biology and biotechnology.
Eligibility : completion of an M1 year
This program accepts students into M2 and is open for students who have passed the M1 Master of chemistry oriented towards Life Sciences. It is however more recommended to have completed an M1 in the Spectroscopies & Analysis track. A letter explaining your interest for problems on the chemical/biological interface on a molecular level is essential.
Each student will have the choice to choose amongst several modules depending on the specialization that he or she wishes to pursue (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Structural Biology, and Biophysics). Each module is thought through theoretical and practical lectures.
M2 Semester N°3
Each student will have to choose 5 to 6 courses from the following :
• Integrated structural biology
• Crystallography of biological macromolecules
• Structural bioinformatics
• Spectroscopy technics applied to biomolecules
• Proteomics methodologies
• Solubles proteins and protein membranes : Expression, purification and study of their interactions
• Structural Biochemistry, mechanisms and protein functions
• Structural-functional relations of proteins and nucleic acids
• Metabolic engineering
• Industrial application of enzymes
M2 Semester N° 4
During the second year (from January to June) students need to complete an internship within the field of research in a laboratory which is associated with his or her formation. This internship will be evaluated through a written thesis and an oral presentation of the thesis and will in turn account for 30 ECT.
In Paris Descartes :
Laboratoire de Cristallographie et RMN Biologiques - LCRB - UMR 8015 CNRS
Laboratoire de Chimie et Biochimie–LCBPT – UMR 8601