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



   The CBI PhD International program was initiated in 2016 with the creation of the CBI and integrated all PhD students. Ambition of the program is to create the community of well-trained, highly motivated and dynamic young researchers. The CBI PhD program committee, framing the program, is composed of stuff scientist representing all Institutes composing the CBI and supported by its direction. Our aim is to help our PhD students to become a part of a scientific community, to guide them in their career choices and to participate in their training. Basing on stimulating and dynamic environment offered by the CBI, the program proposes an in-house training courses, seminar and symposia, and social events. 



The CBI PhD Integration Day 2018!  19/10/2018 in Toulouse

The whole day to welcome our new PhD students, to have fun and to discuss science and beyond! PROGRAM

The second year PhD students from CBI have prepared this exciting day, which includes:

* Presentations of the CBI, PhD program, and student's presentation in the morning

* Urban Games in the afternoon and

* Evening Party in the pub  “Smoking Barrel" (5, Place Jean Diebold, 31300 Toulouse)

Morning and afternoon are reserved for the new arriving students but evening party is open for all (young, old, student or researcher :)

You are all welcome! Do not hesitate to join us!

                                                                     Emma, Cyril, Matthias, Alexandre, Christophe, David, Maxime & PhD committee


The CBI International PhD Program - PhD recruitment

Detailed description of the CBI PhD program program here, questions: 


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 2018/19
3. Career Workshop

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).

The round table - Thursday 25 October at 12 am -  «How to prepare thesis committee»

with P. Rousseau, K Bystricky, M. Suzanne & L. Verret



LET'S PLAY proposed by Marie-Christine MiquelAndreas Merdes and Benjamin Portal

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!  See you there!


   in Toulouse, at the Paul Sabatier University and in the CBI...


3rd CRCA PhD Students Symposium

For the third time, the RAINBIO association of the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale PhD students organize a symposium. It will take place on 26th of september in Toulouse at the Paul Sabatier university in the conference room of the IBCG.

On this occasion, PhD students ans post-doctorants fellows will present their work in short talks.


We will have the pleasure to welcome two internationally renowned resdearchers :

  • Dr Romain Libbrecht (University of Mainz, Germany) :

            "Understanding the organization and evolution of social life in insect societies"

  • Pr Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) :

            "Understanding of memory mechanisms at the level of synapses, neurons, brain systems, and the underlying physiology that plays out in relevant networks"

Detailed program at:

Symposium website:


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





  • Mourad R, Ginalski K, Legube G, Cuvier O.
    Predicting double-strand DNA breaks using epigenome marks or DNA at kilobase resolution
    Genome Biology
    2018 Mar
  • Mourad R, Ginalski K, Legube G, Cuvier O.
    Predicting double-strand DNA breaks using epigenome marks or DNA at kilobase resolution
    Genome Biology
    2018 Mar
  • Mourad R, Ginalski K, Legube G, Cuvier O.
    Predicting double-strand DNA breaks using epigenome marks or DNA at kilobase resolution
    Genome Biology
    2018 Mar

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