Master Approches interdisciplinaires et innovantes de la recherche et de l'enseignement - Spécialité - AIV
The Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV) Master (M.Sc) of Paris Diderot and Descartes universities is an interdisciplinary two-year program tackling quantitative approaches on different interfaces with Life Sciences. It aims at training creative and talented students to develop their research in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs. The program is based on learning through research pedagogy – rich with research internships and collaborative projects. AIV (Approches Interdisciplinaires du Vivant) is a track of the AIRE Master program (Approches Interdisciplinaires de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement). The program is funded by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation.
The 1st year of the AIV Master is the first in France to teach systems biology and synthetic biology. The training is focused at the interface of life sciences and physics, mathematics and computer science. Apart from systems and synthetic biology, students discover methods of mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and as well state-of-the-art technologies (fluorescence microscopy, nano-fabrication, molecular forces measurements, etc.) used to quantify the properties of living systems. They also gain skills in scientific communication and may want to participate in external modules to acquire or strengthen a specific knowledge.
During the second year students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world. The M2 curriculum is devoted to research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship. For those willing to pursue in a PhD program, the last semester will give them the opportunity to prepare a thesis project.
Students can follow the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings.
During the 2nd year, students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world.
The year is designed to help the students find their way into the research realm. Students can follow to the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings.
The M2 year starts with a one week workshop, along with the 1st year PhD students from CRI’s doctoral school. In small groups, students learn how to create interdisciplinary research projects. After this workshop, students attend weekly Friday sessions, during which the three AIV M2 courses will take place. The aim of the first course, which lasts three months, is to develop the students’ capacities to read and analyze current scientific articles. The second course, starting in January, is devoted to learn how to produce a scientific literature review. The last course, starting in April, is aimed at providing a wider perspective in the world of science, and to prepare students to write well-rounded research project proposals. During all the year, M2 students will be involved in research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship.
Students will have the opportunity to learn research by doing research in labs, to meet with many researchers and to discuss recent interdisciplinary research articles and reviews. At the end of the year, most of the students will apply to a PhD program, in France or abroad. One of our role as teachers is to make sure that all of the students know by the end of the M2 what scientific questions they would wish to work on during the 3-4 years of their future PhD and assure that the students have acquired the needed basis to tackle them.
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