Formation

Formation


Key information

 

Duration

Two years full-time, September to September

Credit value

ECTS 120 - 12 teaching modules

Course leaders

Professor Paul Hofman, Programme Director; Dr Marius Ilié and Dr Nicole Arrighi, Deputy Directors

Study mode

2 in-company internships of 6 months followed by a dissertation
Teaching language: French (50%) and English (50%)

Teaching modules

First year (M1 core courses)

TM1. Human Health – Agro-environment / Santé Humaine – Agro-environnement

TM2. Quality in Biobanking / Qualité dans les Biobanques

TM3. Ethics, legislation & social issues / Bioéthique, législation et questions sociétales

TM4. Hygiene and Security / Hygiène et Sécurité

TM5. Management and Project Management / Management et Gestion de Projet

 

Second year (M2 core courses)

TM1. Economic model in biobanking / Modèle économique dans les Biobanques

TM2. Complex data management / Gestion des données complexes

TM3. International networks / Réseaux internationaux

TM4. Communication & Marketing / Communication et marketing

TM5. Manage your future career / Gérer sa carrière

 

Hands-On Seminars (students oral session, SOS)

Students will dedicate themselves to group-based studies. They will be asked to defend their analysis of a concrete, current issue raised by a biobank. The group recommendations will be presented in front of faculty members.

Internship market workshops

Internship market workshops aim to better prepare students for their internship search and cover topics like CV presentation, assessment centers and handling interviews.

Master's Thesis

Students must write a master's thesis to graduate from this program. It represents an important component of the Master’s learning experience. The objective of the thesis is to explore cutting-edge research implementation in daily practice within a highly competitive biobanking environment.

The courses are given by academic professors, doctors and engineers from French and European Hospital Biobanks and by professionals holding key positions in the biobanking world.

 

 

Paul Hofman
Academic Director
M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Hospital-Integrated Biobank (BB-0033-00025), Pasteur Hospital, Nice
Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Pathology and Liquid Biopsy Laboratory, Pasteur Hospital, Nice
University Hospital Federation OncoAge, CHU de Nice, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice
Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing, Nice (IRCAN), INSERM U1081/UMR CNRS 7284, Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Center, Nice


Nicole Arrighi
Deputy Director
Ph.D., Associate Professor

Institute of Biology Valrose
Université Côte d’Azur, Nice


Marius Ilié
Deputy Director
M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Hospital-Integrated Biobank (BB-0033-00025), Pasteur Hospital, Nice
Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Pathology and Liquid Biopsy Laboratory, Pasteur Hospital, Nice
University Hospital Federation OncoAge, CHU de Nice, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice
Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing, Nice (IRCAN), INSERM U1081/UMR CNRS 7284, Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Center, Nice

 

Program faculty include:

  • Hospital engineers (Nice Hospital-Integrated Biobank; Bayer Crops Science Sophia Antipolis; ICAReB, Pasteur Institute Paris)
  • Research engineers (INSERM, CNRS, INRA, and INRIA)
  • Quality managers (Nice University Hospital)
  • Researchers (IRCAN, INSERM, CNRS, INRIA, INRA, IPMC)
  • Medical doctors (Nice University Hospital)
  • Biobank managers (Biobanques Infrastructure, Biomérieux)
  • Private Sector Managers (Roche, Biomérieux)

 

Faculty Team (download here)

  • 85 biological and microbiological resource centers in France
  • 500 Biobanks in Europe
  • 800 research teams provided with and working on biological samples in France
  • International biobanking networks, organizations and societies, including “Infrastructure Biobanques” (http://www.biobanques.eu/fr/), the European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking – ESBB (http://www.esbb.org/),  International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories – ISBER (http://www.isber.org/), the Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure –BBMRI-ERIC (http://www.bbmri-eric.eu/)

Annual tuition UCA IDEX (2018-2019): €4,000

A limited number of scholarships are available from the institution.

 

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