Computational and Mathematical Biology

The CENTURI Master of Computational and Mathematical Biology (CMB) aims to teach the analysis and the modelling of complex biological systems to bachelor students with a background in mathematics and computer sciences. Students with a BSc in biology are requested to have already minored in either mathematics or computer science.


This Master is structured around 3 different 2-year degrees: Computer Science, Mathematics and Bioinformatics. While specialising on a major in their own field, students share courses and interdisciplinary projects. Independently from their major, every student will follow courses in Computer Science, Mathematics and Biology.

Computational and Mathematical Biology is an international MSc with a strong emphasis placed on students' future professional career. As such, lectures are taught in English which isthe langage most commonly used in research

How can I join CMB ?

European students can join the Master by sending an application through e-candidat.

Students who live outside of the EU (list below) can apply by sending an application through the platform called "Etudes en France". This platform is working in association with the Campus France network which includes 42 countries.

Countries in the Campus France network: Algeria - Argentina - Benin - Brazil - Burkina-Fasso - Burundi - Cameroon - Chile - China - Colombia - Comoros - Congo Brazzaville - South Korea - Ivory Coast - Djibouti - Egypt - United States - Gabon - Guinea - Haiti - India - Indonesia - Iran - Japan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Madagascar - Mali - Morocco - Mauritania - Mexico - Peru - Democratic Republic of Congo - Russia -  Senegal - Singapore - Taiwan - Togo - Tunisia - Turkey - Togo - Vietnam

If none of the situations mentioned above apply to you, please contact us at info@centuri-livingsystems.org

Applications will be reviewed by the teaching staff.


The Master Computational and Mathematical Biology is affiliated to 4 Master of Science degrees (Aix-Marseille Université):

  • Computational Science major: Msc Computational Science
  • Mathematics major: MSc Mathematics and applications | Msc Applied Mathematics, statistics
  • Bioinformatics major: MSc Bioinformatics

Please note that you have to pick the Computational and Mathematical Biology track when you select your Msc.


When ?

Application to the first year of Computational and Mathematical Biology will open in 2019. The second year will start in 2020.

Études en France: applications are available until March 20, 2019

eCandidat: applications will open on April 01, 2019


What for ?

The CENTURI Master of Computational and Mathematical Biology leads to an Aix-Marseille University degree. With this Master degree, graduates will be well qualified to apply to the CENTURI PhD programme, join international research institutes, or join the R&D department in private companies.


Computational Science Major

This major will focus on the theoretical aspects of computer science, in order for students to master advanced and essential concepts for the modelling of natural phenomena (models of computation, complexity, dynamical systems). Other courses allow in parallel to develop skills in mathematics and biology.


Mathematics Major

Students will be taught mathematical tools for modeling (deterministic or stochastics models, dynamical systems) or the statistical tools for interpreting biological data (statistical test, parametric estimation). Other courses allow in parallel to develop skills in computing and biology.


Computational Biology Major

This major is dedicated to the analysis of interaction networks involved in different types of biological processes (embryonic developmental, nervous system, immune response) in order to understand the relationship between network structure and the behaviour of complex biological systems.



Florence Hubert (Mathematics): florence.hubert@univ-amu.fr
Élisabeth Remy (Mathematics): elisabeth.remy@univ-amu.fr
Laurent Tichit (Computional Sciences): laurent.tichit@univ-amu.fr
Laurence Roder (Computational Biology - primary contact): laurence.roder@univ-amu.fr
Jacques van Helden (Computational Biology): jacques.van-helden@univ-amu.fr