An international microbiology training for Ph.D students


 « Newcomers» Meeting – Campus J Aiguier – November 6th
Réunion « Nouveaux arrivants» / « Newcomers» Meeting lundi 6 Novembre (présence obligatoire pour les doctorants) Mandatory for all PhD Students
Journée « poursuite de carrière » / « career pursuit day » – Monday 5th June


Deadline for applications: April, 30th 2023


«Nature is to be found in her entirety nowhere more than in her smallest creations»

” Природа ніде не постає в усій своїй повноті так, як в своїх найменших творіннях.”

Natural History (De Rerum Natura) – Pliny the Elder

Join “IM2B formation” and gain access to the exceptional scientific environment of the Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnologies of Aix-Marseille Université.

The Institute IM2B

  • One of the European reference institutes of life sciences that covers an impressive range of expertise in the field of viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi and photosynthetic organisms.
  • Model the functioning of living organisms spatially and temporally at all scales.
Nathalie Payne - BIP - "Integrative study of hydrogen metabolism in Desulfovibrio fructosovorans: physiological role of the electron-bifurcating hydrogenase Hnd"

The master trainings

workshop (38 of 66)

6 Masters degrees covering all areas of research of microbiology, bioenergy and biotechnology.

  • Microbiology
  • Structural Biology and genomics
  • Chemistry for life course
  • Biology and Environmental Biotechnology” Masters course
  • Quality and Safety in the Food Industry course
  • Software development and data analysis course


Joining IM2B’s Plinius Cursus program is a guarantee of success for a winning doctorate and a training that prepares you for an international career!

Open to all doctoral students at the Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnology (IM2B), this unique program offers a unique bilingual (English/French) and individualized training. Consisting of workshops supervised by professionals, practical training on many platforms, seminars given by the best specialists, the program aims to expand and improve your knowledge and skills as well as your professional network. It also opens you up to the worlds of business and international research.

Joining the Plinius Cursus is an opportunity offered to all IM2B doctoral students enrolled in the Doctoral Schools of Life and Health Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. It is a complementary training to those of the doctoral schools adapted to the disciplines of the institute. 

Thanks to the Plinius Cursus, doctoral students have access to dedicated training and join a more targeted community. They benefit from a variety of scientific events (theoretical workshops, practical trainings, tutored seminars, etc.), as well as professional, social and IM2B network events in which they can actively participate and/or organize (JSM3, student life, young researchers seminar, etc.).

The Plinius Cursus program is in constant evolution in order to best meet the needs of our doctoral students.

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