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Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University


Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University.

Bringing together 10 institutions that offer studies in literature, medicine, science, engineering, technology and management, our alliance fosters a global approach to teaching and research, promoting access to knowledge for all.

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The 4EU+ Alliance

In a changing world, Sorbonne University has joined forces with six universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

With an innovative model of the European university, seven large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

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The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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International master's programme «From fundamental molecular biosciences to biotherapies»

The field of biotherapy regroups the therapeutics based on the use of molecules designed from a living organism. Biotherapies comprise cell and tissue therapy, gene therapy and therapies using human molecules synthesized by eukaryotic cells or bacteria, as antibodies and bioactive proteins.
This domain has considerably evolved during the recent years thanks to the research progress in vectorology, stem cells, biomaterials, omics and computational biology, which have transformed the practices of research laboratories in fundamental biology and biotherapy and allowed numerous clinical trials to emerge. The societal and ethical impact of these new features is huge and the area of biotherapy will need experts in the next future. Future researchers in this field require a strong education in the molecular basis of the physiopathological processes to develop new biotherapy strategies.

International master's programme «From fundamental molecular biosciences to biotherapies»


The aim of the international master « From fundamental molecular biosciences to biotherapies » is to offer an integrated state-of-the-art training in fundamental molecular biosciences applied to biotherapies through a multidisciplinary approach that conforms to the trends and development within the field.
Our programme, taught in english, consists of four semesters (120 ECTS) and offers students the opportunity, in addition to a high quality education in Molecular Biosciences delivered at Sorbonne Université (Paris), to choose a specialisation among the different fields of biotherapies in different partners universities.

Programme structure

1. First application phase :

The application is opened from January 15th until March 1st.

The applicants must fill in the following form

and send it back with required documents in a single pdf to sciences-imbiosc@sorbonne-universite.fr


2. Second application phase :

The application is opened from March 28th until June 1st on the Sorbonne University application platform, ecandidat (English version available). 





Semester 1 (S1)

Practical in Molecular and Cellular Biology


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Fundamental Molecular Biosciences


Language course


Semester 2 (S2)

Theoretical courses: (to choose from the courses below)

-Cancer Biology
-Immunology and Biotherapies
-Stem cell, Development and Evolution
-Bioinformatics for health sciences
-Fundamental molecular biosciences in biotherapies


Partner University

-Junior internship*



*  Four month-internship in a laboratory between January and June on a topic related to the choosen option. Evaluation: written report and oral presentation.





Semester 3 (S3)

Introductory course: 
-Transverse approaches applied to biotherapies


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Specialisation course:
-Molecular biology of the cell
-Stem cell biology
-Advanced course in cell biology
-International developmental boilogy course: from stem cells to       morphogenesis
-Translational immunology and biotherapies
- Systems immunology



Institut Paster
Sorbonne University
IBPS, Sorbonne University
Institut Curie, Sorbonne University

Optional course to choose among the following courses:


Seminars in developmental biology 6 Institut Curie
Seminars in stem cell biology 6 Sorbonne University
Regulation of gene expresion: translation and cell cycle 6 Roscoff marine station, Sorbonne University
Proliferation and cell death 6 Sorbonne University

Advanced course in cell dynamics

3 Institut Curie
Cell biology and cancer 3 Institut Curie
Conferencies in allergy and hypersensitivity 6 Sorbonne University
Data analalysis in immunology 6 Sorbonne University
Immunomonitoring 6 Sorbonne University

Semester 4 (S4)

Senior research laboratory internship


In France or abroad *

* Students who chose the option: "Fundamental molecular biosciences in biotherapies" at Sorbonne Université during their first year (M1), are required to do their senior internship in a laboratory abroad.

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The courses taught in English

Mobility programmes

Our international masters programme «From fundamental molecular biosciences to biotherapies» is here to offer our students an accute and complete professional training in the field, which is why we encourage our  students to complete an internship abroad, in one of the following laboratories from our partner universities: 

Laboratories in partner universities:


Students can also choose to complete their internship in one of Sorbonne University's laboratories:

Students registered at Sorbonne Université will follow the 1st semester of the M1 year in Paris, move for the 2nd  semester to one partner university depending on the option chosen and come back to Paris for the M2 year, except for the option « Fundamental molecular biosciences in biotherapies » in which students will move during the 2nd semester of the M2 year.

Students registered in partner Universities will follow the M1 year in their host universities and move for the M2 year to Sorbonne université. Students from partner universities who want to follow the option « Fundamental molecular biosciences in biotherapies » can move during the 2nd semester of the M1 year.


Admission criteria

The prerequesite for the admission in the master is to possess a Bachelor degree (licence) in Biological Sciences or an equivalent diploma with a basic background in Genetics, Immunology, Cell biology and Developmental biology. For the “Bioinformatics for Health sciences” option, a basic background in Bioinformatics is required. Students must also possess a certification of proficiency in English (e.g, TOEFL or equivalent, minimum CEFR level B2).

Employment prospects

The program’s objective is to attract motivated students to a fully integrated Master course that combines the best elements of existing courses by the consortium members. Graduates will emerge with critical understanding of basic and applied scientific knowledge and excellent professional and personal skills. The specializations allow students to obtain original multiple high qualifications in complementary disciplines and generate career opportunities in academic research, pharmaceutical industry, biomedical research with an emphasis on molecular aspects of biotherapies