One major objective of CENTURI is to draw the interest of students and graduates from engineering background, including the French Grandes Ecoles, to the experimental and conceptual challenges of systems biology.

Training & Research

Students from engineering background including the French Grandes Ecoles can enter the CENTURI programme through 3 main entry points:

  • CENTURI Graduate School
  • Interim year internships

Most french Grandes Ecoles now offer a year off in their training that could be the opportunity for the students to have a first interdisciplinary research experience. In this framework, full-time internships will be allocated every year to these students.

  • Summer schools

The CENTURI Summer School provides an original learning experience exploring the main challenges in systems biology with interdisciplinary questioning - an  opportunity to interact with expert scientists.


Advances in biology strongly rely on technological developments and it is therefore essential to remain at the forefront of technological innovation. The CENTURI partners benefit from state-of-the-art core facilities in imaging and information technology.   Tech Transfer Platform The CENTURI Tech Transfer Platform aims at building operational machines based on validated Lab experimental rigs. It takes advantage of the expertise in engineering (optical design and instrumentation, mechanics, IT) of the CENTURI partners and the large-scale convergence project. In this context, we are recruiting engineers in mechanics, electronics, optics and computer sciences to develop specific instruments/machines. The Tech Transfer Platform is as well a privileged place to train engineers in close collaboration with the biological labs.



CENTURI internship programme

The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) offers 3 to 6 months internships in research laboratories to highly motivated engineering students. CENTURI internship program is the opportunity for students to apply their skills in maths, physics and computer science to biological questions. The internships are funded and coupled with the CENTURI Summer School (June 3 – 12, 2019). Students can also apply to the summer school only.

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