The Master’s in Biophotonics is multi-departmental program managed by the Sciences and Engineering Faculty. It is open to all students having a university diploma equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in sciences or engineering, amongst the following disciplines (or equivalent): Physics, Physical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Biology.
Students registered in the Master’s program have to complete a research project that will culminate with the writing of Master’s thesis. This research project is achieved under the mandatory supervision of two co-directors: one working in Life Sciences, and the other one in Physical Sciences or in Engineering.
Researchers who can act as research directors in Biophotonics
Biophotonics is a transdisciplinary domain that calls for (amongst other things), optics-photonics, spectroscopy, bio-analytical chemistry, life sciences and signal detection & analysis. Students who are registered in the Master’s program in Biophotonics come from many different undergraduate programs, which are however connected to one of the aforementioned domains. A complementary training is thus necessary for them to understand the stakes of Biophotonics and to carry out their research project.
For this reason, the Master’s program offers courses that are adapted to the specific training needs of students in Biophotonics and that allow the updating of their knowledge in the corresponding disciplines (ex: Biology, Physics, and Chemistry). It also offers courses that are tailored to meet those transdisciplinary requirements. Students have to choose 7 modules of 1 credit each (about 15 hours in class each) amongst a list of 12 optional modules. The choice of modules is based upon the relevance and complementarity of the training that is necessary to the student to complete his/her research project. The modules are generally given during the fall or winter semesters over a 5 weeks period, at a rate of 3 hours per week.
List of courses offered in the Master’s in Biophotonics:
7 Credits in this list:
Research: The student must complete the research activities in his or her program.
More information on the master's courses (French only)
Summer School in Biophotonics (BPH-7001)
Students will also participate in an intensive (10 days, full time) research and hands-on sessions in class and in the labs of the Neurophotonics Centre. This training activity also brings together students from around the world, selected through a competition, as well as several internationally renowned researchers in the field who will give lectures and participate in practical workshops. This school, which focuses on biophotonics for neurosciences, will allow the students to integrate and make use of the theoretical knowledge acquired by the short modules of the MSc program.
List of present-day students
More information on the Master's program (French only)