Programs Offered

MAS in Microbiology

The MAS in microbiology offers extensive practical laboratory training and in-depth courses on the microbiology of viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites in their ecological niches or during their physiological or pathological interactions with host organisms.

Objectives

  • To offer highly in-depth and/or professional training
  • To enable the acquisition of high-level practical and theoretical skills in the fields of fundamental, medical, industrial and environmental microbiology

Audience

Holder of a master's degree (or title deemed equivalent) in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, human or veterinary medicine, applied agronomic or biological sciences, environmental and life technology sciences, or pharmaceutical sciences

Programme

  • Two full-time one-semester internships
  • Bibliographic research and in-depth theoretical training in the selected themes
  • Additional theoretical modules
  • Internship reports and oral presentations

List of courses
List of labs

Director(s)

Prof. Thierry SOLDATI, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Prof. Thierry SOLDATI, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva

Partnership

Host laboratories attached to the Sections of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences • Institute of Environmental Sciences • Section of Fundamental Medicine • Institute of Microbiology of Ticino

The MAS in microbiology offers extensive practical training in a laboratory at the University of Geneva, accompanied by courses to deepen the subject. Microbiology studies viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites in their environments, whether in their ecological niches or during their physiological or pathological interactions with host organisms.

Diploma awarded

The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva awards the Master degree of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Microbiology.

Admission criteria

  • Hold a master's degree (or title deemed equivalent) in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, human or veterinary medicine, applied agronomic or biological sciences, environmental and life technology sciences, or pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Obtain a letter of acceptance from each of the host laboratory principal investigator.
  • Acceptance of the registration file by the Steering Committee.

Steering committee

Prof. Thierry Soldati, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva Prof. Mathieu Brochet, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva Prof. Emerson Ferreira, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva Dr. Xavier Perret, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva Prof. Caroline Tapparel, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

Detailed fees

Application file:

Candidates submit an application file to the Admissions Office of the University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/immatriculations/en/conditions) which, after verification of formal eligibility, transmits it to the MAS Steering Committee for decision. This file contains:

  • a certified copy of the highest diploma obtained by the candidate. If necessary, a certified translation will be attached to the diploma;
  • a CV with a list of courses taken during previous studies and the grades obtained by the candidate;
  • a letter of recommendation from the supervisor of the master's degree or equivalent training;
  • a cover letter justifying the choice of this training and career plans once the training has been obtained;
  • a letter of acceptance from each of the principal investigator of the host laboratories where the internships will be carried out;
  • a proposal for courses and modules that can be taken during each semester, drawn up in agreement with the principal investigator