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05/16/2018

A full year in Japan for 3 M2 students

A full year in Japan for 3 M2 students

Thanks to the people involved in the master “Biologie AgroSciences”of the University of Bordeaux, we had the opportunity, after completing our 1st year of master and going through a few interviews, to be part of an exchange program with the University of Tsukuba in Japan in order to obtain an international double degree “Biology, AgroSciences and World Food Security”. While being a first-class institution for scientific studies, this university is located in a city where science holds an important place and that has a direct and fast train line to Tokyo, ideal for weekends trips.
Here, we have classes we need to attend but we are also affiliated to a laboratory where we each work on a subject related to what we would like to work on in the future (as for us, biotechnology, plant pathology and mycology). We have to, each day, work with international teams and people from around the world, thus learning how to adapt to different cultures and allowing us to build a thorough professional network. We are almost totally autonomous in the lab by experimenting on our own, analyzing the results and doing all the related communication activities, preparing us for our future professional life. Nonetheless, we can count on our supervisors to help or advise us in all of our scientific or administrative questionings. This exchange program is an outstanding occasion to develop our knowledge in our chosen field and to enjoy a complete and thorough formation that will be an assessment of our future.
Moreover, day after day we discover Japan and its marvels through our visits and trips. The sceneries, parks, temples, castles, museums, festivals and even the small things in the daily Japanese life, that has truly nothing in common with the life in France, give to this exchange cultural resources and knowledge that deeply fulfilled us. Far from our routine, we learn to live in a different but fascinating society with its rites and customs, an important asset knowing that scientific activities lead to the collaboration of international teams and that Asia is a region where science is very developed.
This opportunity to go live far from our life in France in such conditions allowed us three to grow, personally and scientifically, while preparing for the best we can our future in vegetal sciences. Thus, thank you to the team of the Master for giving us such an opportunity.
And as we are used to saying, if we had to do it again, we would do it without a doubt!
 
Best wishes from the Land of the Rising Sun,
 
Claudia Rouveyrol, Salomé Mesnier, and Guillaume Decros
 

09/01/2017

Five students: ready to conquer Japan

Five students: ready to conquer Japan

We are five students enrolled at the University of Bordeaux. However, our educational backgrounds are very different: we are absolutely complementary. To enforce this bond and to strengthen our relationship with Japanese and Taiwanese students, we created an association: BAMJID.
This master is an opportunity to prepare for working in an international laboratory. The philosophy underlying this training ("food is medicine") suggests that we will be given a holistic view of public health and agronomic issues. This seems essential, in the light of the challenges encountered in these areas.
The pedagogy of the Master’s Degree seems truly innovative. It pushes us to invest in projects, to remain active in the construction of our professional career.
Beyond this appealing degree, the country where it takes place is a dream-like destination for many French people. Japan has an extraordinary cultural wealth: this is a great way to open our minds to new ideas.
We all share a desire to discover what a student’s life looks like across the world. Not anyone can collaborate with people from around the world so early in life. It’s a magnificent opportunity that has only come to us thanks to our professors. We offer our heartfelt thanks for all the time they spent in this project!


 

10/01/2017

Thomas: ready to conquer Chile

Thomas: ready to conquer Chile

 Thomas Dussarrat
Former master student at Bordeaux University 2016/2017.

My name is Thomas Dussarrat, I’m 22 years old. I got my Bachelors in Biology (Molecular and Cell Biology and Physiology) from Bordeaux University and I joined the 2BAS Master this year. During my university training, I had the opportunity to do three internships: Green Campus in Villenave d’Ornon, Maisadour Semences in Haut-Mauco and LIPM in Toulouse. I chose this biology program for the main purpose of learning and filling my curiosity. But three years later, thanks to Bordeaux University, its professors and my internships, I’m glad to see that this curiosity has increased tenfold. That is why I am now convinced of my path and excited to pursue my learning in Chile.  
The 2BAS Master showed us that diversity and exchange of knowledge are the two main drivers of research and this is what I’m looking for in the PUC program. In fact, I believe strongly that this training will bring me a personal enrichment, which will form the background to my professional evolution. Also, this is an opportunity to obtain a double degree (Santiago-Bordeaux) that can be very interesting even if I’m convinced that, as Albert Schweitzer said, «Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful ».
Who can say no to a pass for a professional and cultural experience in a sumptuous country?
Thomas. 

 

10/01/2016

Linejy: a  Master student at Tsukuba University for one YEAR

Linejy: a Master student at Tsukuba University for one YEAR

Linejy Tavars
Former master student at Bordeaux University 2015/2016

 My name is TAVARS Linejy, I'm a student at the University of Bordeaux, France. In 2015, I got my  Licence (French bachelor) in the field of Molecular and Cell Biology and Physiology (BMCP). During my university training, I have become more and more interested in such subjects as Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.
 
In January 2015, we received an email which informed us of the visit of representatives of the University of Tsukuba. Thanks to the agreement between the Bordeaux University and the Tsukuba University, these two universities offer the opportunity to obtain a double degree in Agroscience. During this work session, I started to contemplate the possibility to continue my training in Japan. To get an idea of the student life in Japan. I contacted people who had the opportunity to study in Tsukuba or more widely in Japan. I was pleasantly surprised because all the feedback was positive. Some of them had the opportunity to work for a few years in Japan or for a shorter duration.
 
During the university year  2015/2016, I passed first year master degree in the field Biology and Biotechnology of Plants and I participated in an ERASMUS student sponsorship program. Discussing with the students has increased my desire to continue my education abroad. Student life is a period in which we build our Global  Vision and also our way of thinking. So I think this enrichment has an impact on the way we work and handle a problem. This type of experience is the opportunity to learn about another culture, to broaden one's mind and also expand one's network internationally. Moreover, in the current context, international exchanges are becoming essential in business. I think that this training could be a major asset for me in so far as it will bring intellectual and personal enrichment to me.
 
These are the reasons why I have decided to take an active part in this program..

 

07/20/2016

Two Master students at the 2016 Tsukuba Summer School

Two Master students at the 2016 Tsukuba Summer School

 My name is Alice Destailleur, I'm 22 years old and I've just finished my Master One year in Plant Biology and Biotechnologies. Before coming to Bordeaux, I studied at the University of Toulouse, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. I chose this Master program because of the teaching program which focuses on project management and developing our thinking.
Another great advantage is its association with the INRA research center, which gives me the opportunity to immerse myself in the research world and plan for my future. Next year, I have decided to continue with the Agro-science Master and have chosen Plant Biology and Biotechnology as my specialisms. After that, I would like to continue with a PhD in order to realize my dream of working in research.
In the context of the partnership between our Master program and Tsukuba University, the teaching staff gave us the opportunity to apply for a two-week summer school in July in Tsukuba (Japan). Following an interview based on my motivations, I was selected to participate in this exchange program along with other students from Brazil, Indonesia, Scotland, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam. For two weeks, I will be carrying out research and I have decided to study the interaction between plants and microbes in the plant pathology lab. We will also attend cultural talks in order to discover Japanese culture, and there will be special lectures and excursions to help us get the most out of this program. At the end, we will have a presentation session to discuss our results.
For me, it's a great opportunity both professionally as well as personally. First of all, it's an opportunity to interact with people from the research world who have a different perspective and another way of working. It is very enriching to base one’s own approach on different influences. Secondly, this program should provide an opportunity to interact with the other students from Japan and from other countries, and build relationships that will be useful and rewarding for my future.
On the personal level, it will also be an opportunity to learn more about the Japanese culture and how to adapt to another culture. It will also allow me to practice and improve my English, considering that I would like to work abroad in the future. I hope that it is the beginning of a long adventure in research!
I'm looking forward to being there and I'm also very proud to be representing our Master program and the University of Bordeaux on the international scene!
 
Alice Destailleur
 



My name is Camille Obert, I am 22 years old and I am currently studying on the Plant Biology and Biotechnologies Master 1 program at the University of Bordeaux.
After my Bachelor’s degree, I spent one year in a biology preparatory class (CPGE BCPST) followed by two years at Aix-Marseille University, where I graduated in the Biology of Organisms and Evolutions.
During these three years, I discovered plant biology and biotechnology. Burning agricultural issues are leading us to use new tools in order to find effective and innovative solutions. Plant selection and breeding are one of these tools and this is why I decided to study plant biotechnology, and why I chose the University of Bordeaux and more specifically the Agroscience Master.
During my first year of the Master program, I have learned a lot about biotechnology and its applications, and this has confirmed my decision to continue in this field.
The conditions of study are conducive to personal development thanks to the immersion in INRA and ISVV during the two months of internship, and also due to the interventions of competent and qualified professors.
Team spirit and team work are essential values of the Master program, and during this year, projects and other works have enabled us to improve our communication skills. It is with this in mind that the Master program offers a two-week summer school at Tsukuba University in Japan. I have had the good fortune to be selected for this summer and to join a laboratory. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover another culture and country, but also another way of thinking in research. Moreover, I will also be interacting with other students from all over the world.
I chose the laboratory of Olericulture and Floriculture because I feel very concerned by the research topics of this laboratory: the use of biotechnology to produce innovative crops and to understand the control of many mechanisms.
This summer school will be a great life experience and I cannot wait to discover this wonderful country.
 
Camille Obert