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Master Biology-Health from Paris-Saclay University


The international Master's 2 GenE2 is aimed at students in Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, or any other relevant scientific curriculum, who wish to acquire skills in the manipulation, processing and statistical analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.
This course is suitable for students interested in the concepts and technologies of genetics, genomics, epigenetics and epigenomics integrating structural, functional and evolutionary aspects.
The originality of this M2 is to integrate the recently developed technologies by combining them with a solid training in processing and analysis of high-throughput data including two practical workshops: ChIP-seq and Big Data.

The strengths and originality of the Master 2 GenE2:
  • Dual skills training: Biology and Data Analysis

  • A "ChIP-seq" workshop: A to Z realization of a chromatin immunoprecipitation experiment followed by Illumina sequencing

  • A "Big Data" workshop: a practical workshop for the analysis of NGS data, aimed at familiarizing students with the manipulation and exploitation of highthroughput sequencing data from genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics. ..

  • Teaching units in the form of lectures in English given by specialists in each field

  • An internship of 6 months in a research team or in a company

  • A network of host laboratories in Ile-de-France, in France and abroad

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Educational objectives

The educational objectives of the Master 2 GenE2 are to train students in the concepts and technologies of genetics, genomics, epigenetics and epigenomics by integrating structural, functional and evolutionary aspects.

Beyond the description of mechanisms, it is also about understanding the processes that may have led to their emergence and evolution.

An originality of this course is to integrate the recently developed technologies by associating them with a solid training in processing and analysis of broadband data notably via two practical workshops: ChIp-seq and BigData.

Training for and by research of our program  includes the study of mechanisms of recombination, repair and replication, genomic variability and genomic bases of phenotypic variability, gene expression regulation, structural evolution and functional genomes, especially in an adaptation context, ...

One of the original features of our program is its integrated dimension, which makes it possible to integrate approaches ranging from the DNA molecule to the populations.

Educational objectives


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Applications for the Master2 GenE2 are made via the Paris-Saclay University Website.


Applications must be sent during these 2 periods:

  • from 05/02/2024 to 19/04/2024 for students applying to Paris-Saclay International Master's Scholarship (see conditions above)

  • from 13/05/2024 to 01/07/2024 for others

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Research training combining lectures, conferences, practical workshops and sequence data analysis

A ChIP-seq workshop to design and perform a chromatin immunoprecipitation experiment 
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Our training was conceived in relation with the Paris-Saclay University laboratories whose research focuses on genomics, genetics, epigenetics, evolution, domains in "Omics", molecular ecology...

These internationally recognized teams are developing cutting-edge research and technologies.  

The lectures are given by internationally recognized researchers.

The Research-Teaching dialogue at the base of our program ensures the coherence of the training according to recent developments and the needs of academics research and R&D departments of private companies.

A BigData workshop for the analysis of high throughput sequencing data

A unique practical training in France!

  • From Designing a Sequencing Experiment to High-Speed Data Acquisition through a Chip-seq Practical Workshop

  • Presentation of the latest sequencing technologies

  • Introduction to high-speed data manipulation

  • Analysis and bioinformatic processing of data

  • Biostatistical analyzes of experiments

 GenE2's teaching team

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The GenE2 managers

- Sébastien BLOYER, I2BC



Secretary: Karina Goncalves Gaspar 

UVSQ coordinator:

- Frédéric CRÉMAZY

The GenE2 teaching team

- Emmanuelle BAUDRY

- Antoine BRANCA

- Stéphanie BURY-MONÉ


- Christine DILLMANN

- Pierre GROGNET

- Myriam HARRY

- Judith LEGRAND


- Anne LOPES


- Sophie NETTER

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Career opportunities and professional integration at the end of the Master GenE2

The PhD

After obtaining the Master's degree, graduates can pursue by a thesis by applying to a PhD contract from a doctoral school (Paris-Saclay or external), or from a 'PhD Track' program in France or abroad. 

Some labs or private companies can also fund a PhD on their own grants (SIFRE, ANR, ERC, FRM, ...)

Main markets

Basic or applied research in the academic sector

 (Paris-Saclay, ENS, Institut Pasteur, Institut Curie, Institut Jacques Monod, Génopole, ...) or R & D in a private company, in France or abroad. Engineer, research engineer, analyst, ...


Areas of research

Bioinformatics, data analysis, oncology, gene therapy, biotechnology, ecology, environment, genetic counseling, teaching, scientific watch, scientific communication, valorization ...


International track

Welcome to foreign students !

As part of the 'International Track' program of Paris-Saclay University we are happy to welcome foreign students in our training in English. 

Benefit from an international Paris-Saclay Master scholarship

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Université Paris-Saclay is intent on developing a proactive policy to attract national, EU and non-EU students. As such, successful candidates will need to pay the same tuition fees as that of national students without having to make any explicit appeal to this end.

Also, the Master registration fees are reduced: 243 € in 2023/2024 academic year (see


In addition, each student will have to pay a fee of € 100 as part of the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC) (


These registration fees and taxes do not include social security and insurance costs.


Université Paris-Saclay aims to promote access for international students to its Master’s programmes, delivered by its member institutions, and to make it easier for highly-qualified international students to join the University.
More information:


Scholarships will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Université Paris-Saclay aims to promote access for international students to its Master's programs.

Based on academic achievements, these scholarships are awarded for 1 or 2 years to students enrolled in a Master's program at Université Paris-Saclay.

  • End of application selection date: May xx, 2024 (coming soon)

  • Deadline for receipt of the 2 recommendations and closure of the call: May xx, 2024

  • Jury meeting: June xx, 2024

Eiffel Scholarship

The call for Eiffel applications 2024 (academic year 2024/25) is now open.

The Eiffel programme is a scholarship programme run by the French Foreign Ministry in order to help French HEI to attract the top international students to Master's degrees and PhD programmes.

Paris-Saclay University accepts, supports and submits applications to Campus France.


Paris-Saclay University mobility grants


More information here.

University Paris Saclay's

Located 30 km from the city center of Paris, the University Paris Saclay's campus is in the beautiful natural park of the Chevreuse Valley.

Easily accessible by public transport (RER, metro, bus) or by car.

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Graduate School Life Sciences and Health
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Karina Goncalves Gaspar 
Bâtiment/Bldg Henri Moissan
Bureau/Office 1226
1 avenue des Sciences - 91400 ORSAY
Tél. : 01 69 15 78 02 





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