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Biophysics specialization (M2 - BCM)

This pluridisciplinary specialization is at the interface between physics and biology. It aims to train students who master, as well as physics, the concepts and technologies of molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics and chemistry, giving them the adaptability necessary for employment in research laboratories or industrial companies specialized in the field of life sciences.


Discipline-Specific Skills:

  • know the basics of contemporary physics
  • have a thorough knowledge of a specialized field in physics or one of its applications
  • analyze, model and resolve physics problems
  • show an capacity for abstract thought
  • use mathematical and statistical tools
  • know one or more disciplines bordering on physics
  • adopt a pluridisciplinary approach
  • know a few common techniques of instrumentation
  • set up and run experiments
  • use data acquisition and analysis software

General skills:

  • use a programming language
  • use information and communications technology
  • undertake research
  • communicate results, in verbal and written form
  • teamwork
  • set up and run a project
  • integrate a research team or a professional environment
  • understand and be understood in a foreign language.

Career opportunities

This is a “research” specialization, so leads most naturally to a PhD in a public or private sector laboratory. Even so, employment can be found in the private sector with this master’s degree specialization. 


This specialization is designed to bring together students with different study backgrounds, so that they can experience pluridisciplinarity not only in terms of course content, but in their interaction with other students. The program is made up of four obligatory papers:

  • introduction to structural biology and bioinformatics
  • structure of macromolecules in solution
  • organized systems and membranes
  • physical methods of macromolecule study

and three optional papers.


This specialization accepts students who have completed the first year of their master’s (or an honour’s degree), and students from engineering schools.


Master’s enrolment applications are open from mid-April to June.


Contact Informations

Contact Informations
CRIBIER Sophie (Physics)

FOULON Thierry (Biology)

Administrative Manager
SALLANDRE Corinne (Physique)
01 44 27 45 99
Sorbonne Université
Département de formation
Biologie moléculaire et cellulaire
Tour 33-34, 1er étage, Pièce 111
Case courrier 147
4 place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05

MESSIAS Aurélie (mention BMC)
01 44 27 34 36


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