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Master 2 in Systems & Synthetic Biology

Aims of mSSB

The vigorous development of Systems and Synthetic Biology constitutes a huge challenge that must be met both from the research and education perspectives. mSSB represents the first step towards nurturing a new brand of researchers and engineers to face up to the challenge.

Please see the mSSB flyers (v1 and v2).

Added values of mSSB

  • A+ appreciation by AERES (French quality assurance evaluation agency)
  • The first Master 2 in France teaching Synthetic Biology
  • Scientific environment:
    • Paris region, the first European R&D concentration;
    • Genopole® of Evry, the leading French Biopark, with 21 academic laboratories and 71 biotech companies
    •  U. Paris-Saclay
    • Excellent research facilities offered on-site
    • World-class research training laboratories
  • International environment
  • Limited number of stipends offered to foreign students
  • First row seat in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition
  • Partnership with AgroParisTech, Telecom SudParis, SupBiotech and U. of Freiburg (Germany)

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mSSB is part of:



Université d'Evry-Val-d'Essonne (30 km south of Paris, France)

- IBGBI Building:
23 Boulevard de France, 91037 Evry cedex








Ile-de-France Building:
Boulevard François Mitterrand, 91025 Evry cedex



logo 24Hchrono Sept. 5, 2015: Julie Zaworski, former mSSB student and currently CIFRE PhD student at iSSB and Deinovehas won the national competition « 24 H chrono de l’entrepreneuriat » organized by the « Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie » (ANRT) . See details

igem-Evry-2015The iGEM-Evry-2015 team launched by mSSB students and hosted by iSSB received a Silver Medal at the World Championship. The team engineered innovative and promising new biological systems for modulating the immune system.

 A former mSSB student, Cyprien Verseux, participates in the HI-SEAS IV mission, a one-year simulated Mars mission funded by NASA. For further information, see his blog!


    The 2016-2017 mSSB program will start on September 12, 2016: opening meeting 8:30 at IBGBI room to be defined.

     The schedule of the courses is available here.