General Organization 2
Schedule, updated informations and numerical workspace 2
Important dates 2
Remarks on the Short-term Research Project 2
Remarks on the Long-term Research Project 3
Course descriptions 3
UE Microfluidics and Microfabrication (6 ECTS) 3
UE Biology (3 ECTS) 4
Introduction to biology 4
A biophysicist view on cells and bacteria 4
Introduction to cell migration and immunology 4
Model organisms in biology 4
UE Phenomena at the meso-scale (12 ECTS) 5
Soft Matter and Interfaces : Capillary and wetting phenomena 5
Chemistry of functional surfaces 5
UE Lab on a Chip (6 ECTS) 6
Analytical chemistry 6
Flow chemistry 6
Organ on chip 6
UE Semaine PSL 6
Administrative contacts 6
The Microfluidics degree (Master 2), associated to the Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, is an interdisciplinary degree, oriented towards innovation and industrial applications. In a few words the shortest way to take part to the start-up ecosystem in the microfluidics domain.
The degree is part of
The Microfluidics degree is committed to deliver a high-level technological training to the students, that will be achieved through a set of lab classes taking place on the technological platform of IPGG, the conduction of a Master’s project and ultimately culminating in a Master’s thesis.
The overall content of the Microfluidics degree is equal to 60 ECTS, from beginning of september to the end or june or july.
The up-to-date schedule can be viewed here (pwd : ipggipgg):
A shared directory for the pdf documents shared by the instructors will soon be created. More details to come.
Monday 9th of September: courses start; mandatory presentation of 2 hour to explain rules and answer your questions.
Week of the 19th of October, 2019: Fall Holidays
Thursday 19 of December, 2019 : Christmas party
January 2020 : Exams
Monday 3d of February, 2020 : Start of the Long-term research internship
The short-term research project objectives are twofold :
More information on the projects will be communicated in September. To consult the rules applied so far (may be updated):
At the end of the first semester, students are expected to produce a written report on these two aspects of the research project, and present their work in front of a jury.
A summary of important rules:
- The Short-term Research Project has to be done in an academic laboratory member of the Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes or a team of one of the instructors of the M2 Microfluidics. For the list of the laboratories associated to IPGG : http://www.institut-pgg.com.
- Start-ups or research centers in private companies are not allowed. A project can be done in an academic laboratory in collaboration with a start-up or a private company.
- Projects start at the end of September and have to be conducted during the time slots empty of any lectures, lab class or any mandatory event.
A summary of important rules:
- The Long-term Research Project can be done in an academic laboratory, a start-up or research centers in private companies. In these two latter cases, the content of the internship has to be validated by the M2 coordinator (J. Fattaccioli).
- A project can be done in an academic laboratory in collaboration with a start-up or a private company.
- Projects start at the beginning of February and should last at least 5 months (full time).
- Depending on the university where the students are administratively enrolled, the procedure related to the “convention de stage” (internship agreement) can vary. Please ask for details well in advance (December…) to be sure that no delay will forbid you to start your internship.
Course Instructor(s): MC Jullien, N. Brémond, P. Tabeling
Lectures : 27h
Course Instructor(s): J. Fattaccioli, M. Morel, B. Le Pioufle, M. Zhang, A. Colin, Y. Chen
Lectures : 19h, Lab classes : 15h
Course Instructor(s): L. Tricoire
Lectures : 12h
Course Instructor(s): P. Silberzan
Lecture(s) : 6h
Course Instructor(s): M. Piel, P. Vargas
Lectures : 6h
Course Instructor(s): W. Keil
Lectures : 3h
Overview of the most common model organism, why we use them, and why people use a specific one as compared to the others.
Course Instructor(s): D. Quéré, L. Bocquet
Lectures : 28h (D. Quéré) and 28h (L. Bocquet, for PCS students only)
In this course, we will introduce the key concepts of soft matter, seen from the perspective of its interfaces.
We will place particular emphasis on the role of soft material interfaces (they are, for example, the ones that "harden" shaving foam), starting from the definition of an energy of an interface and exploring some of its countless consequences. The course will thus introduce the elementary concepts of soft matter and its interfaces - adsorption, wetting, entropic forces, osmosis,...-, as well as the toolbox that allows us to describe it, coupling physics of continuous environments (capillarity, wetting, hydrodynamics, elasticity, electrodynamics of interfaces,...) and statistical physics (phase transitions, fluctuations, Langevin equation,...). The objective is to give a panorama of soft matter from macroscopic properties to its microscopic foundations.
This teaching will be based on a number of key experiences, and we will often use scaling laws approach to analyze them.
Course Instructor(s): A. Lindner
Lectures : 21h – Lab class : 12h
Single molecule approaches for dynamics and super-resolution imaging in biological systems
Course Instructor(s): B. Hajj
Lectures : 9h
Course Instructor(s): M. Tatoulian, J. Fattaccioli
Lectures(s) : 10h
Course Instructor(s): F. d’Orlye, S. Descroix, J. Baudry
Course Instructor(s): M. Tatoulian, M. Zhang
Lecture(s) : 9h, Labclass : 3h
Course Instructor(s): S. Descroix, C. Villard, Y. Chen, C. Aimé
Lecture(s) : 22h
For students enrolled in the M2 Sciences et Genie des Matériaux.
Students of the Physics of Complex Systems M2 are expected to work on their Short-Term Research project.
If you have any question related to administrative issues (enrollment, internship contracts, etc), please send an email to the following people, with J. Fattaccioli’s email address in cc (email@example.com):
PCS - Sorbonne Université :
Dominique Mouhanna : Dominique.firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary : Corinne SALLANDRE : Corinne.email@example.com
PCS - Université Paris Saclay
Emmanuel Trizac : firstname.lastname@example.org:
PCS - Université Paris Diderot
Jean-Baptiste Fournier : email@example.com
SGM – Paris Sciences Lettres
Cécilie Duhamel : firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary : Pascale Baverel : email@example.com