Learning by example and practice

Each year, more than 50 French and foreign students in master's and PhD programs work in the research teams of the CIML and about 10 of them defend their theses at the CIML each year.

For all these students, the years spent at the CIML will be decisive and will condition their choice of scientific career. During their training, they will learn by example and practice, exercise their creativity alongside world-class immunologists and contribute with them to major biological discoveries.    

They will also have the opportunity to confront other cultures, by working in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and associating with clinicians, engineers and scientists from other disciplines.

As for the philosophy that led to the creation of the CIML, the institute's researc-based training program was designed for curious and ambitious students who aspire autonomy in a spirit of exchange. This program is part of the curriculum of the School of Life Sciences and Health of Aix-Marseille University.

PhD program at CIML

In addition to the existing training within the framework of the Doctoral School, the CIML offers to students multiple disciplinary training courses during their research training at the CIML :

The CIML PhD week (open to 2nd year students of the Master's degree in Immunology and to PhD students in the 1st and 2nd year of the CIML): Quick presentations of thesis topics, Presentations of the CIML's scientific themes, Visits of the technological platforms (CIML and CIPHE cytometry, imaging, histology, genomics). 2 to 4 November 2022.

The PhD workshop: Annual PhD scientific day organized by the PhDs of the CIML (presentations by the PhDs in their 2nd year of their thesis subjects).

The PhD Journal Clubs

Tutored seminars updated program link.

Scientific conferences internal or external to the CIML and high-level immunology conferences (SFI, EMBO, LACI, IGSIC).

Participation in the summer schools organized within the framework of the European University CIVIS, led by the Cancer Immunology Institute of Aix-Marseille University :

  • 1st edition of the Summer School in Marseille from July 5 to 9, 2021 : Tumor heterogeneity in immuno-oncology : single-cell approaches ;
  • 2nd edition of the Summer School in Bucharest in July 2022: Exploring the emerging role of the host microbiome in tumor heterogeneity;
  • 3rd edition of the Summer School in Brussels in July 2023: Transcriptional and epigenetic heterogeneity in cancer.