Introduction to Master in Medical Biology (MB)

What we offer

  • Studies of the molecular mechanisms involved in physiology and human pathophysiology

  • Initiation to translational research (Interface between basic research and clinical applications)

  • Acquisition of advanced technologies in basic research (genomics, imaging, electrophysiology, transgenesis,…)

  • Developments of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools

Our competences

  • Immunology and cancer

  • Metabolism, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular pathologies

  • Pharmacology & toxicology

  • Medical microbiology

  • Neuroscience


There is no entry exam for this master program but  the students are strongly encouraged to know basic concepts with a list provided here.

At the end of the Master of Science (MSc) studies in Medical Biology (hereinafter Master), students will be able to:

  1. Mobilise and apply knowledge acquired through creativity to solve scientific problems in pre-clinical and clinical medical biology.

  2. Respond to a biological question through laboratory experiments and / or computational analysis.

  3. Observe and learn, both theoretically and experimentally, and adapt to new information.

  4. Analyse, integrate and summarise various types of data from the literature, both experimentally and in the field.

  5. Handle bibliographic resources (databases, scientific journals, etc.), analyse and synthesise the scientific literature related to the relevant field through the development of a scientific project and its implementation.

  6. Perform a critical analysis of results or of scientific approaches.
  7. React immediately and appropriately in discussions and problem solving.

  8. Organise their work and projects individually or in teams, taking initiatives and contacting key actors for successful completion.

  9. Communicate their results orally and in writing through various channels (oral presentation, presentation on the basis of a poster, writing of a written report and a scientific article).

  10. Defend a project in front of experts and explain it to economic and political actors.

  11. Be fluent in scientific English, both written and oral, for reading scientific texts, writing articles and communicating with experts.

Specific training objectives by specialisation are described on their individual webpage.


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Department of Immunobiology
Head of the Master MB
Ch. des Boveresses 155


DreSc. Marie-Christine Broillet
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Co-Head of the Master MB

Office 314
Rue du Bugnon 27
CH-1011 Lausanne

Tel. +41 21 692 53 69

For any administrative question (e.g. registration, equivalencies, etc.) : please contact the School of Biology.

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