Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules, Bioinformatics and Modelling.
The graduate school SMFBBM was created in order to:
- Promote the doctoral training in closely interconnected scientific fields such as biochemistry of macromolecules, structural biology, proteomics, bioinformatics and modelling.
- Promote contacts between PhD students during their doctoral training.
- Provide scientific background and knowledge as well as human resources to help the PhD student at the beginning of his scientific career.
- Allow access to expensive or state of the art techniques distributed across the country: NMR, X-ray diffraction, high-end spectroscopy (e.g. FTIR), informatic resources and algorithms, proteomic techniques (mass spectrometry, separation techniques, automated peptide synthesis and analysis, sequencing techniques, etc.)
- Enable national and international interactions during scientific meetings (e.g. seminars, meetings, summer schools, training courses, etc.)
- Prepare PhD students to professional life (academic or industrial) by providing interpersonal skills and by building their self-confidence through oral presentations and international exchanges, to develop their capacity to communicate in English through the redaction of scientific publications, international projects and personal reports.
The graduate school covers a large spectrum of interconnected fields:
- Structure determination and functional studies of peptides and proteins.
- Synthesis, chemistry, purification and characterization of proteins and peptides.
- Study of post-translational modifications of proteins.
- Genomic, proteomic and structural bioinformatics studies.
- Biochemical purification and characterization of polysaccharides and nucleic acids.
- Interactions between macromolecules (proteins/proteins, proteins/nucleic acids, proteins/ligands)
- Biological systems modeling
- In silico approaches, chemical genomics, chemical proteomics, drug design