Education of a new generation
Study in an environment of excellence
IBDM, a research centre of international renown teaches students in modern biology. IBDM is part of the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Science of Aix-Marseille University (AMU). Education and training involving the latest innovations in an environment of excellence contributes to the development of research and medicine. Thanks to its dynamic environment, IBDM hosts more than 90 students and post-doc researchers coming from numerous different backgrounds in terms of their education and origin. For PhD students, there are several possibilities in regards to funding. They can receive grants from the Graduate School of Life and Health Sciences of Aix-Marseille University. Thanks to its scientific excellence, the institute has also its own grants from its doctoral programs like INFORM and from other foundations (FRM, the cancer league or CIFRE industrial research agreements). At IBDM, all PhD students benefit from individualized training and privileged monitoring. A thesis committee composed of three researchers or more helps to optimize thesis realisation and to detect potential problems to be solved as soon as possible.
IBDM teacher referents
The interaction between teaching and research for the IBDM is assured by the presence of a university teaching team with, in addition, a strong contribution from research personnel. Representing all the key disciplines of the Institute, they have an essential role in ensuring that what is being taught in the Department of Biology reflects the major research activities of the teams of the IBDM.
Thus, developmental biology, neurobiology, physiology and genetics are key elements in both the Licences and the Masters offered to students at Luminy. In addition all students are taught bioinformatics and physics, two subjects with an increasing importance for biologists. The aim of this education is to provide students with a conceptual and methodological expertise in the field of biology combined with other disciplines. “Learning by doing” education completes the training by teaching students to reflect on the development and implementation of research projects.