International PhD Program

Marta Kwapisz

Chargé de Recherche, CNRS
05 61 33 58 10

Membres de l'équipe

  Soutien administratif  --
  • Julie BATUT
  • Frederic Beckouet
  • Kerstin Bystricky
  • Thomas CLOUAIRE
  • Jean-Marc DEVAUD
  • Pascale DUFOURCQ
  • Christian JOST
  • Gaëlle LEGUBE
  • Andreas MERDES
  • Marie-Christine MIQUEL
  • François PAYRE
  • Philippe Rousseau



Research at the CBI aims at understanding fundamental biological processes including genome dynamics and expression, morphogenesis and development, cognition and behavior. The CBI offers a stimulating and dynamic environment and PhD students will benefit from an in-house training that includes trainings, seminar and symposium organizations, mentoring and social events, throughout the 3 years of their training.


The CBI 1st year PhD day - 18 January 2018 at IBCG conference room

Each month of January, the CBI 1st year PhD students present their thesis project to the CBI members. This event is organized by Jean-Marc Devaud who has recently joined the CBI PhD Program committee. This meeting gives us a possibility to get to know recently arrived students, welcome them and learn about starting projects. The feedback of caring colleagues is of the higher importance for these young researchers.

Short talk of 10 minutes will be fallowed by 5 minutes of questions Program of the day

Please save the date and join us!  

Happy New Year!  


LET'S PLAY proposed by Marie-Christine Miquel, Andreas Merdes and Benjamin Portal

19th of January at 12:00 p.m. in the CRCA library (4R3 building - B2).

We invite you all to play and discuss social events, impact of science on our lives in English. For a next session we would like to organize something more trivial and funny with board games and pizzas!

If you haven't participated in doodle please let us know via a simple mail  if you plan to come. Thank you!

See you there!


The CBI PhD Mentoring !    chaired by Julie Batut has just been launched. Do not hesitate to contact Julie if you would like to become a mentor or you need advice.

Our mentoring program includes:

1. Individual meetings and discussions (at least monthly)
2. Round table sessions
Program for 2018
3. Career Workshop - October 2018

Mentoring is a timeless concept with roots in ancient history. The word “mentor” comes from The Odyssey by the Greek poet Homer. When Odysseus, King of Ithaca, sailed off with his army to fight in the Trojan War, he entrusted his friend Mentor to care for and educate his son, Telemachus. The word “mentor” eventually came to mean a trusted advisor, counselor, and friend.

The CBI Mentoring pairs new students with faculty mentors that match student interests and needs.

Mentors are: • Advisors, who have career experience and are willing to share their knowledge,
                      • Supporters, who provide emotional and moral encouragement,
                      • Tutors, who give specific feedback on one’s performance,
                      • Supervisors, who monitor their students’ academic and professional progress,
                      • Trainers, who teach students about professional responsibility,
                      • Sponsors, who are sources of information about opportunities and assist students in obtaining them, and
                      • Role models, who exhibit the qualities and ethical values that academics should posses (The National Institutes of Health,1999; Zelditch, 2001).

Let's meet 25th of January 12h-14h Salle Vandel for Témoignage session with
Marie-Elise GALOPINNI (Scientific Sales Representative South West France- GATC)


 The CBI PhD Integration Day 2017!  13/10/2017 in Toulouse

Thank you all for coming and participating! It was really a pleasure to meet you. We hope all that you will have a good time at CBI!

Special thanks for the second year PhD students from CBI who have prepared this exciting day (BRAVO!)




The CBI International PhD Program

The Center for Integrative Biology - CBI in Toulouse is launching its second call to hire highly motivated students interested in pursuing a 3 years PhD to be started in October 2018. We welcome applicants from any country that hold a Master’s degree or equivalent (5 years of higher education) obtained by September 2018 (detailed description of the program here ). Call will open in June 2018.

  • Deadline for dossiers deposition - 31st of July 2018
  • Interviews - 5th of September 2018
  • Outcome of the selection process - during September 2018
  • PhD start -  1st of October 2018

Candidates should send the following documents to :

  • A letter of motivation
  • A detailed CV, stating final grade and rank (if available) for each year and a list of  courses attended during the master level (past 2 years)
  • Two letters of recommendation from past supervisors.
  • Copy of the last diploma.


   in Toulouse, at University and in CBI...



Save the date: March 2018 - CBI PhD Program General assembly


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ESOF JULY 9-14 2018 TOULOUSE  - TOULOUSE EUROPEAN CITY OF SCIENCE 2018 !

Following Stockholm in 2004, Munich in 2006, Barcelona in 2008, Turin in 2010, Dublin in 2012, Copenhagen in 2014 and Manchester in 2016, the city of Toulouse has been chosen to host for the first time in France this unique European event, which will take place from 9th to 14th July 2018. Hosting of ESOF brings to Toulouse the designation of "European City of Science".

Programme and registration will be displayed soon at EUROSCIENCE OPEN FORUM. Be a part of this internatinal and interdisciplinary event!


Alpha T  association of PhD biology students in Toulouse. Do not hesitate to viist their website and participate in upcoming events!




Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE Cedex

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