The Master Program in “Modelling Environmental and Biological Systems” (MoBiEn) aims to train students in quantitative and theoretical research of complex phenomena in living systems emerging at different scales: from the single molecule to living organisms and their interaction with the environment.
The Master MoBiEn federates scientists from various laboratories and lecturers from four departments: Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Informatics. This way, it offers a multidisciplinary yet coherent program that makes MoBiEn a unique training program whose core disciplines are statistical physics, stochastic processes, biomechanics, numerical simulations, statistical methods, advanced data analysis techniques, and artificial intelligence.
The Master MoBiEn is open to highly motivated national and international students holding a Bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, or mechanical engineering willing to study phenomena at the interface between mathematics, physics, engineering, biology, and ecology. Candidates should have outstanding academic records, robust mathematical competencies, and solid theoretical knowledge of their discipline. Familiarity with numerical programming and computer-aided computation is appreciated. No prior knowledge of biological or environmental systems is necessary: students will learn the basics during the first year of the Master’s Program.
Together with the MoBiEn pedagogical team, each student will develop a personalized research-oriented training plan accounting for curriculum, competencies, and scientific interests, setting measurable training goals to achieve by the end of each year. The training aims at preparing the students for a Ph.D. in fundamental research or job opportunities in public and private research institutions.
Training Unit examples
- Stochastic process
- Biological physics
- Finite element simulation