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Parcours CMB

Aim

CMB (Computational and Mathematical Biology) is a highly selective international Master of science dedicated to the analysis and the modelling of complex biological systems, created as a part of the graduate school of the Turing Center of living systems.

This Master is structured around 3 different 2-year degrees: Statistics, Mathematical modeling and Bioinformatics. These 3 majors lead students to address the new challenges of complex biological systems.

While specialising on a major in their own field, students share courses and interdisciplinary projects. Independently from their major, every student will follow courses in Computer Science, Mathematics and Biology.

Part of the formation consists in gathering students from the different CMB majors to conduct interdisciplinary projects that will prepare them to research internships and professional career.

Computational and Mathematical Biology is an international MSc with a strong emphasis placed on students' future professional career. As such, lectures are taught in English which is the language most commonly used in research.

 

This Master is shared by the departments of  mathematics and biology, and aims at gathering students with a high potential coming from different backgrounds and at benefiting from the interdisciplinary synergies between training experts in that scientific area on the rise.

  • In the mathematics-focused study paths, the main courses are dedicated to the main mathematical tools for modeling (deterministic or stochastics models, dynamical systems) or the statistical tools for interpreting biological data (statistical test, parametric estimation). Other courses allow in parallel to develop skills in computing and biology.
  • Courses of the biology-focused study path are dedicated to the analysis of interaction networks involved in different types of biological processes (embryonic developmental, nervous system, immune response) in order to understand the relationship between network structure and the behaviour of complex biological systems.
     

Career opportunities

The CENTURI Master of Computational and Mathematical Biology leads to an Aix-Marseille University degree and prepares students for scientific research. With this Master’s degree, graduates will be qualified for international research institutes as a PhD student or a Research engineer in data analysis, biological systems modelling, analysis of interaction networks, etc.

Graduates also have the opportunity to join private companies’ R&D departments in health care, pharmacology, biosystems and more generally to work on big data issues.

 

Practical Informations (2019-2020)

Welcome information meeting  on Monday september, 9 at 10h, followed by a cocktail and a seminar. Courses will start on Tuesday september, 10 at 10h.

 

Links with Research

This Master of science relies on the activities and skills of the laboratories that compose the Turing center of living systems

Recommended Prerequisites

As this Master is a highly selective research-focused study path, a BSc in either mathematics, statistics,  biology or eventually computational science  obtained with Honors is required. Students with a BSc in biology are requested to have already minored in either mathematics or computer science. A good command of English is compulsory as courses are taught in English.