MASTER's degree Cellular and molecular infectiology, Vaccinology (ICMV)

This Master’s degree is designed for science, veterinary, medical and pharmacy students who want to improve their conceptual and practical knowledge in infectious diseases. After a common first year (M1), three themes are offered:
- Cellular and Molecular Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Immunology and Vaccinology
- Immune-Intervention and Therapeutic Antibodies

This transverse course provides a broad view on microbiology, supported by knowledge of immunology and physiopathology.
  • Objectives

At the end of the first year, students should have acquired a very strong knowledge in the field of infectious diseases. Issues of biodiversity, adaptation, and microbial ecology with their potential consequences will be understood: emergence of resistance, crossing species barrier, control of agribusiness strains.

At the end of the second year, students should be able to:

- establish the state of the art in their field of investigation by an excellent use of information tools and an analytical and critical approach of the facts.
- replace a problem in its international context, measure its importance in a medium and long term
- build, present and defend publicly an experimental design argued about objectives, methods and expected results
- know, understand and use appropriately the tools and methods while maintaining a technology watch and an open-mindedness  to other teams and their research themes
- integrate safety and ethical questions related to any experimental approach in the academic or private research

Students should have also acquired:

- a conceptual and technological know-how to integrate the research and development teams and the production companies
- a thorough knowledge of “good laboratory practices”, their daily application, and the requirements of their internal and external evaluations
- a solid statutory training, in particular on assessment and authorization processes centralized at the European level
- a good knowledge of the decision-making process in firms

This training aims to answer regional and national needs of autonomous professionals able to meet the diversity of research in infectious diseases and immunology.

Career prospect for the students

- academic subjects to prepare for PhD (University, Research institutes: CNRS, INRA, INSERM, CEA, Pasteur institute, IFREMER...)

- professional outlook through recruitment of the students by national institutions of monitoring and watch in animal and human health sectors (AFSSAPS, AFSSA, InVs), food-processing industries, pharmaceutical industries, service provider companies for pharmaceutical and veterinary firms, small or medium companies for biotechnology

  • Contents or models of training

Half 7

Ue1 Basic Immunology

Ue2 Host-pathogen interactions

Ue3 Parasitic diseases

Ue4 English

Ue5 Statistics

Ue6 Option

- Ue6a Food microbiology

- Ue6b Vectors of transmission and emergence of infectious diseases

- Ue6c Molecular Biology

- Ue6d Cell signaling

- Ue6e Genetics and dynamics of population

Ue7 Consolidation

Half 8

Ue1 Anti-infectious chemotherapy

Ue2 Anti-infectious immunity, immunotherapy, vaccinology

Ue3 Infectious diseases

Ue4 English

Ue5 Option

- Ue5a Stem cells and differentiation

- Ue5b Evolution and adaptation of microorganisms

- Ue5c Bioinformatics : sequence analysis and molecular modeling

Ue6 Consolidation

Ue7 Training


Half 9

- Common lessons to three themes

- Common lessons to  themes IIV and ITA


Course IIV

- UE9-1 Infectious diseases and Public Health

- UE9-2 Host-pathogen interactions

- UE9-3 Mucosal immunity

- UE9-4 Immune response controlling

- UE9-5a Recombinant antibodies and immunotherapy

- UE9-6a Vaccinome

- UE9-7a Vectorology

- UE9-8a Adjuvants and modulation of the immune response

- UE9-9a Research, Developement and Optimization


Course ICM

- UE9-1 Infectious diseases and Public Health

- UE9-2 Host-pathogen interactions

- UE9-3 Mucosal immunity

- UE9-4 Immune response controlling

- UE9-6b Molecular mechanisms of Virulence

- UE9-7b Molecular mechanisms of Resistance

- UE9-8b Non pathogenic Infection between infectious agents and eukaryotic host

- UE9-9b Infectious agents and Cancer


Course IAT

- UE9-1 Infectious diseases and Public Health

- UE9-2 Host-pathogen interactions 

- UE9-3 Mucosal immunity

- UE9-4 Immune response controlling

- UE9-5c Recombinant antibodies and immunotherapy

- UE9-6c Engineering to development of biomedicines*

- UE9-7c Vectorology 

- UE9-8c Immuno-Pharmaco -Intervention*

- UE9-9c Research, Developement and Optimization 

* UE pooled with UE of other Masters

  • Admission requirements

All students having a degree in a compatible field or an equivalent qualification as considered by an educational committee may enrol in first year.

Students of Medicine and Pharmacy, Veterinary students and engineers are allowed under conditions specified by the University and may be admitted directly into second year of the Master.
This degree is available as part of continuing education with possible validation of professional experience.