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Master in Molecular Life Sciences


The goal of the Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences (MLS) is to train students for the exploration of life through experimental and computational approaches.
The Master MLS aims at students enthusiastic both for individual as well as interdisciplinary work, with acquisition of specialised and transferable skills. In short, the MLS program offers:

  • Two personal research projects: a first-step and a master thesis (Master research project).

  • A variety of specialized lectures exploring micro-organisms, biotechnology, plants, animals and humans, from which students can compose their own curriculum of choice.

  • Specific classes in scientific grant writing and reviewing.

  • A unique practical course allowing students to sequence and analyse the genome of a micro-organism, applying the most recent sequencing and computational techniques.

The Master MLS has three specialisations, highlighting the specific personal research and course topics that the students are following:

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The University of Lausanne collaborates with the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL) and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV). Joint centres of excellence and university technical platforms (for example: genomics; proteomics, and imaging) complement an outstanding teaching and research programme.


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Presentation of the Master MLS




Program Overview (pdf)
March 7, 2017

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Descriptive Flyer
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