Laboratories internationally known for their expertise in Genetics, Development and Evolution joined to propose a master program at the University of Geneva centered on these questions.
The “Master Program in Genetics, Development and Evolution” aims at providing an up-to-date knowledge in scientific approaches that integrate molecular and cell biology to genetics, bioinformatics and zoology.
Both experimental training and the teaching courses are designed to promote the development of problem-solving, self-educational and communication skills as well as creativity and imagination in research.
The students will have access to most recent laboratory technologies; thanks to the feedback provided by advanced scientists they will learn how to analyze and evaluate their experimental results, how to present their research project in a dynamic way.
A strong emphasis is also given in this program on the critical discussion of primary scientific literature.
The “Master Program in Genetics, Development and Evolution” is specially appropriate for students who wish to continue their studies in the frame of the PhD school in Life Sciences of the Faculties of Medicine and Science or anticipate careers in the health and life sciences industry, in clinical research laboratories, in governmental health offices, in scientific journalism, or in scientific museums.
The ability to speak and understand French is not a formal requirement as there is the possibility to select a full program of lectures and courses given in English. However the program also offers the possibility to select a large number of courses given in French.
The “Genetics, Development and Evolution” course and at least one “Selected Chapters” course are mandatory for the students enrolled in this program.
Explore this web site for detailed information concerning the list of courses as well as the scientific interests of the labs offering projects to master students.