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Learning Opportunity: Master in Integrated Systems Biology (académique)

Master in Integrated Systems Biology (académique)

Course Information

This Master programme enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences.

The Master of Systems Biology combines theoretical and practical education: at least 1,450 hours of practical work in computer labs and wet labs within the University’s Life Sciences Research Unit or in partner institutions (Luxembourg Institute for Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), and the IGBMC in Strasbourg). At the end of the programme, students will be able:

  • to think on "omics" levels (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and physiomics);
  • to understand and apply the respective new technologies.

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Career perspectives:

  • PhD in biology / systems biology or bioinformatics (at the University of Luxembourg and abroad)
  • Positions in biotech and pharma industry
  • Researcher in biological, biomedical or pharmaceutical laboratories
  • Data scientist with focus on biomedical applications
  • Positions in Life Sciences / bioinformatics software companies
  • PhD in biology / systems biology or bioinformatics (at the University of Luxembourg and abroad)
  • Positions in biotech and pharma industry
  • Researcher in biological, biomedical or pharmaceutical laboratories
  • Data scientist with focus on biomedical applications
  • Positions in Life Sciences / bioinformatics software companies
Duration Information: 

2 years (4 semesters)

Access requirements: 
  • a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (at least 180 ECTS) in biosciences (biology, biochemistry etc.) or in bioinformatics (documented by copies of diploma papers). Students with a Bachelor’s degree from related disciplines, such as computer sciences, chemistry, physics or mathematics may be accepted, if a sufficient knowledge in modern biosciences can be documented.
  • Good knowledge of English (documented via the motivation letter or any other official test of English).
  • To be eligible for the CanSys programme, candidates must be nationals of a EU member state or have lived in the EU for a period of at least 3 years for a purpose other than studying.
Admission Procedure: 
  1. The applications are sent via the SEVE (Services des Etudes et de la Vie Etudiante) to the study director (Prof. Thomas Sauter), who makes a first screening for the above mentioned criteria.
  2. Applications that passed the pre-screening will be evaluated by the study director together with 1-2 other members of the MISB teacher’s team for the following criteria:
    • Motivation letter: besides the use of good English (see above), the applicant should demonstrate that he/she understands for what type of specialized studies he/she applies (for example by mentioning that the studies will necessitate skills in mathematics and computer sciences and not only classical biology).Students who would like to apply for the CanSys programme, should indicate this clearly in their motivation letter.
    • General scientific background: the applicant should have passed courses in fundamental science disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, with an acceptable grade (12/20 or more).
    • Courses in modern biosciences: the applicant should demonstrate knowledge in modern biosciences by documenting passed courses in molecular biology, bioinformatics, (human) genetics or similar topics.
    • CV: The CV of the applicant should demonstrate a continuous focus on scientific studies, if not otherwise explained in the motivation letter.

The above mentioned criteria are balanced against each other, failure in one is not automatically leading to a rejection of the application.

    3.  The study director informs the SEVE about acceptance or rejection of the application.

 

Online application after the admission procedure if accepted.

Costs: 

200euros/semester

Credits: 

120 ECTS

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Université du Luxembourg
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contact :

T.: (+352) 46 66 44 6302

fstc-misb@uni.lu

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Master's degree

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Course location information:

Belval Campus

6, avenue du SwingL-4367 Belvaux