Mathematics applied to Biological and Medical Sciences
The Mathematics Applied to Biological & Medical Sciences (MBIO in French) Major is one of five Majors offered by the speciality of Mathematical Modeling, a second-year Master's degree of Mathematics and its Applications.
The MBIO Major focuses on simulation and modeling for life sciences, relying on the tools of deterministic and stochastic analysis. The goal of this Major is not to cover all the "Life sciences", but to give a global view of the “continuous” tools and their applications, including questions of fundamental biology and biomedical applications.
Both of these aims are included in this course: the training of researchers in "Mathematics for Biology", and direct opportunities in Biotechnology.
Students who plan to start a thesis will find many research subjects and financial aid. They are proposed by Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Biology or Medicine research groups.
The students who decide to stop their studies after completing a Master's degree will nevertheless have seen fascinating scientific problems, where mathematics is a fundamental tool to deal with the complexity of the phenomena examined. Nowadays, many laboratories, institutes and companies use modeling and offer internships in this area.
Students who make a definitive decision concerning the choice of the MBIO Major before the basic courses begin, can replace one or two of the proposed basic courses by the following courses (referred to as "Basic (other speciality)" ) :
- Stochastic calculus,
- Markov Process, application to population dynamics.
This choice must first be approved by the coordinators of the speciality and of the Major.