3 partner Universities !

The consortium is based on three existing Master courses from three partner universities :

The Master in Life Sciences of Université Côte d’Azur (UniCA) is one of the only places in France where renowned specialists in membrane protein and lipid research work side by side. As these specialists participate in multiple national and international collaboration networks (IDEX Jedi, LABEX ICST/Signalife, ERC SPHERES), their competence and expertise cover virtually all facets of molecular and cellular membrane biology. The program is coordinated by the Graduate School Life & Health Sciences at Université Côte d'Azur.
logo università di Genova
logo università di Genova
The Master of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology of University of Genoa (UniGe) harbors the Center for Synaptic Neuroscience and Technology, a site of excellence for neurology and clinical neuroscience. The Center is widely known for its multidisciplinary research and education programme on brain function and diseases. Its scientists are at the forefront of developing novel technologies to modulate biomembrane-related neurological functions.
Osnabrück University logo
Osnabrück University logo
The Master of Science Nanosciences, Materials, Molecules and cells of Osnabrück University (UOS) and its Center for Cellular Nanoanalytics (CellNanOs) offer interdisciplinary and research-oriented training at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics with a major focus on the development of novel biophysical techniques to resolve and quantify dynamic processes at cellular membranes, from mesoscopic down to atomic scales. Its scientists participate in collaborative research and training networks to unravel the functional plasticity encoded in cellular membranes.

Our goals

Our main goal is to establish a comprehensive and interdisciplinary training programme that leads to an international Master's degree in Membrane Biology by combining the complementary expertise of three HEIs with centers of excellence in studying the molecular, physiological and systems properties of cellular membranes: The Université Côte d'Azur (UniCA, France), the University of Genoa (UniGe, Italy), and the University of Osnabrück (UOS, Germany).

• to build a unique and fully integrated training programme executed by a consortium of three HEIs with complementary excellence in biomembrane research and higher education;

• to recruit the best students from all over the world, providing them with funded physical mobilities and access to the worldclass scientist in the fiel of biomembranes;

• to enhance collaborations among the partner universities through the organization of joint training events and the exchange of students and staff;

• to promote innovative biomembrane research at the interface of different disciplines and enhance the visibility and attractiveness of the partner universities, associated laboratories and industry in this field;

• to train a next generation of scientists with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills for studying cellular membranes across multiple scales and using the acquired knowledge for the development of innovative downstream applications

Overall Program MemBioMed
Overall Program MemBioMed Overall Program MemBioMed

MemBioMed Organization

MemBioMed Management Board

The MemBioMed Management Board (MMB) is the highest governing body of the Consortium. It decides on every issue concerning the implementation of the MemBioMed Programme. The MMB will manage administrative, financial and technical issues in the Consortium and in relation with the associated partners. It oversees the general working of the master programme (financial decisions, approval of the selections, overall organisation), is in charge of curriculum review, and in the development and educational quality assurance. The MMB consists of the MemBioMed Coordination Office (MCO) and Local Coordinators and it is chaired by the Programme Coordinator. The MMB decides by simple majority, with each member casting one vote. The MMB shall convene ordinarily two times a year on dates and in locations established in the academic calendar. It may also be decided to convene online instead of in person, though at least one yearly meeting in person where all MMB members will be able to meet, should be strived for. The MMB appoints one of its members as the Programme Coordinator and another as the Programme Co-Coordinator for 4 years and he/she can be re-elected. The MMB hire the Coordinator Officer whose tenure corresponds with each period of EMJM funding. The university hosting the MCO and to which the Coordinator Officer is affiliated shall be the Coordinating University (UniCA). UniCA, through the Graduate School of Life & Health Sciences, engages to provide space to accommodate the MCO. The MCO is responsible for managing the internal affairs of the Programme and represents the Programme inside and outside the EU. Each Partner Institution appoints a Local Academic Coordinator and a Local Administrative Coordinator who represent the Full Partners on the MMB and shall ensure that the organisation of teaching and the students’ facilities at their university are in line with the decisions taken by the MMB. They shall support the Programme Coordinator/Co-Coordinator and the Coordinator Officer in carrying out their duties.

Quality Assurance Committee

The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the quality and the effectiveness of the MemBioMed Programme. It conducts regularly reviews of all aspects of the programme, from course design and delivery to student assessment and feedback. Specific activities of the QAC are : (1) reviewing course syllabi and learning objectives to ensure that they are clear, well-organized, and align with the programme's learning objectives, (2) observing classes to examine the teaching and learning and identify areas for improvement, (3) reviewing student feedback on courses, modules, and the programme overall to identify areas where students are experiencing difficulties and where the programme can be improved, (4) monitoring student retention and progression to identify any trends or patterns that may be indicative of quality issues, and (5) gathering data on student outcomes to assess the overall effectiveness of the programme. The QAC makes recommendations to the MMB for improvement to the programme with clear timeline for implantation. The QAC design a representative to present the outcome of their reviews to the MMB at one regular eMMB meeting.

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee (AC) plays a role in providing guidance and external expertise to enhance the quality, relevance, and alignment of the programme with industry needs. Members of the AC will meet regularly to discuss various aspects of the programme. They are in charge of (1) reviewing the curriculum to ensure the relevance and timeliness of content, as well as the provision of insights and information on emerging industry trends (2) sharing in-depth knowledge of current professional requirements, (3) facilitating networking and partnership opportunities between the academic institution and the industry, (4) participating in programme promotion and (5) providing guidance on student placement. The AC design a representative to present the outcome of their discussions to the MMB at one regular eMMB meeting.