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05/20/2016

Preparation of a  Joint Master between the Universities of Bordeaux Tsukuba (Japan)  and Taiwan in the interface areas o

Preparation of a Joint Master between the Universities of Bordeaux Tsukuba (Japan) and Taiwan in the interface areas o

Mid-January, a delegation from the University of Tsukuba and the National Taiwan University visited Bordeaux for the fourth Global Innovation Program (GIP) conference. Professors, researchers and international relations staff from all universities attended to decide the next steps in the creation of a joint Master Degree in Agro-Biomedical Science.

"Ishoku-dougen," a Japanese saying of Chinese origin, means "food is medicine".  Today, threats to food security, reduced healthcare budgets, etc., are international issues that are of increasing importance to society. The aim of this Master program is to train global professionals who are capable of managing such modern-day challenges within the domains of food and health.
“Our objective is to educate and train ‘global’ graduates for modern challenges in food, health, environment and energy. These graduates will be international managers, ready and equipped to collaborate in any global context and company”, states Pr Kumagaï (Environmental Biology Section, Faculty of Medicine / Program Coordinator for the Global Innovation Joint Degree Program, University of Tsukuba).
The title of the degree already reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the program; a combination of agriculture and medical sciences. In addition, the joint Master reflects the international outlook that brings together specific skills, expertise and environments from the three universities:
 
“Our students will benefit from not only three different academic environments but also from three different business environments. The Master program places a strong focus on the working world and internships in order to develop important entrepreneurial skills” explains Pr Lee (Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University)
The joint Master degree in Agro-Biomedical Science will welcome students for its first year as of September 2017. Excellence is the keyword for the program and highly selective criteria will ensure that only top-level students may follow the joint Master degree. 15 places in total are available per year and reserved for candidates with a global outlook (multilingual and mobile). Such a profile is necessary in order to complete the program which is organised with one semester taking place in each partner university (Tsukuba, followed by Taiwan, followed by Bordeaux with the final semester performed in a company or a lab, location at choice).
Our collaboration with the University of Tsukuba and the National Taiwan University in the creation of this joint Master degree is just the tip of the iceberg. Within the framework of the ‘Top Global University Project’, we are working together on numerous other joint projects in: neuroscience, health, IT, chemistry, etc. Together, our aim is to provide truly global programs that will prepare students for the society of tomorrow” concludes Pr Vincent Dousset (Vice-President, International Relations, University of Bordeaux) 
 

06/20/2015

Collaboration between the University of Bordeaux and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is on the good track fo

Collaboration between the University of Bordeaux and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is on the good track fo

On the 9th and 10th of June 2015, the “France-Chile Forum for Higher Education, Research and Innovation” took place in Paris, during the visit of Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, to France.

During these two days, in the presence of the Chilean President and the French Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, several agreements to reinforce collaboration between research and innovation institutions in both countries were signed.
During the event, the Superintendant of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Ignacio Sanchez, and the President of the University of Bordeaux, Manuel Tunon de Lara, signed an agreement to reinforce cooperation between the two institutions in the field of plant biotechnology, at both PhD level and for research projects. This cooperation also involves prestigious partners such as the University of California Davis and Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Such progress is in line with the plant biotechnology internationalization projects led for several years by the University of Bordeaux, for instance with the University of Tsukuba, Japan.  
At the end of June 2015, the Plant pedagogic team from the University of Bordeaux has co-organize an international “Workshop in Plant Biotechnology” in Santiago. It was dedicated to the topic of “Plant Stress and Sustainable Agriculture”. Several colleagues from the University and INRA Bordeaux has attend.
 
This agreement is another milestone within the long-standing partnership between the University of Bordeaux and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The two institutions have managed many exchanges – involving members of management teams, professors, researchers, as well as students. Scientific collaboration cover several domains, especially oenology, virology, plant biology, neuroscience, and have led to numerous thesis co-supervisions. 
 
Soon the students from Bordeaux University should be able to pursue their Plant Master study in Santiago at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The Plant Pedagogic team is working hard on the implementation of a double degree Master in Plant Biology. The two teams are working on a common model for the study program as well as the mobility procedures for students following the double degree.
 

05/15/2015

Plant Day organised by the teaching staff of the Master Plant Biology and Biotechnology (BBP)

Plant Day organised by the teaching staff of the Master Plant Biology and Biotechnology (BBP)

April 15, 2015 Amphitheatre INRA Campus Green

Like every year, the teaching staff of the BBP Master has planned a sweet program for the students of the Bordeaux University  interested in the Plant World. This event brought together students of bachelors, Masters and PhD students on the same site The Green Campus  in order to  discover job opportunity links with the BBP Master.
Representatives from three regional companies, some of whom were former students, presented their company and associated trades. Céline Bournonville from Promete company (former student from BBP Master and former PhD student of UMR Fruit Biology and Pathology) presented its business in Promete as pathologist. Sylvie Leveque  from Maisadour Seeds company obviously spoken well of the seed sector and trades that are found in this sector. And finally, there was Hervé  Eudes from Biolandes, whose business is the phytochemistry and extraction of molecules of industrial interest. Stakeholders have their show from 9am to 11am. A discussion fuelled by students ensued between students and enthusiastic professionals. The morning ended with a conference of the Scientific Director of INRA on Genetic Modified Organisms.
 

April/14/2017

Plant Day 2017

Plant Day 2017

Plant Day

When: Friday 14 April 2017
Where: Campus Vert Amphitheater on the site of the Grande Ferrade (INRA, Villenave d'Ornon)

 

Program of festivities

 
9-11h Biotechnology course by O. Le Gall (Member of the High Council for Biotechnology)
Biotechnology students L3
 
11h15 Coffee Break
 
11h15-12h Visit of the site of the Grande Ferrade (Laboratory and plant production means of) Biotechnology L3 students
 
12h Lunch Break
Support by the Master students of Biology AgroSciences de Bordeaux
 
13h30 R. Juston-Coumat and S. Baudy (University of Bordeaux)
Presentation of the alternation University - Enterprises (20 min + 10 min of questions)
Biotechnology L3 students and Master students of Bordeaux Biology AgroSciences
 
14h C. Hipper and Mr. Baconin Arysta,
Presentation of the company and the alternation linked to this company (20 min + 10 min of questions)
 
14h30 J. Perrotte Fraise Concept (20 min + 10 min of questions)
Presentation of the company (experimentation, in vitro production)
 
15h MP Seguin Maïsadour (20 min + 10 min of questions)
Presentation of the company (Seeders)
 
15:30 Oliver Cagnac Fermentalg (20 min + 10 min of questions)
Presentation of the company (Biotechnology)
 
16h Assessment and discussion around a small "tasting"
 

April/14/2017

Plant Day 2017

Plant Day 2017

The heavy agenda makes a tangible contribution to discover the bussines world of biotechnology. It brought together both third-year and first-year students of the Master's Degree in Biology AgroSciences (B2AS).


The first part was devoted to a conference on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Olivier Legall, former member of the High Council for Biotechnology and former Scientific Director of INRA, took stock of the GMO issue in Europe and around the world.
 
 
After the coffee break, the students were able to visit the research facilities on the Campus Vert with research laboratories and all the means of plant production (phytotronics chambers, S2 and S3 containment greenhouses, and  greenhouse with high energy efficiency).
 


The afternoon was devoted to discovering the professions associated with biotechnology and the discovery of various businesses.
R. Juston-Coumat and S. Baudy (University of Bordeaux), in the presence of Michel Hernould, presented opportunities for university-business training.
 
 
 

C. Hipper representative of the company Arysta LIfe Science and Mr Baconin student of the B2AS program alternating with Arysta have developed all the interest of doing a master's degree in a company.
 
J. Perrotte de Fraise Concept has taken the time to show how in vitro culture has become a strategic and economical issue for many sectors of agriculture (strawberry, stevia, chestnut, etc.).
 
Then Marie-Paule Seguin from Maïsadour, a former student of the B2AS Master, showed how, in a few years, she could become responsible of a team in a research laboratory. She took the time to describe all the professions necessary for the economic activity of a company involved in plant breeding (seed compagny) through the skilled trades as experimental engineer, breeder, researcher, laboratory engineer and Biotechnology, marker engineer, data analysis engineer and production managers.



Finally, Oliver Cagnac de Fermentalg initiated the assembly to the wonderful world of green algae and the means of production in heterotrophic, autotrophic or mix version.
 
The day ended with lengthy discussions around a soft drink and some nice sweets