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The Doctoral School of Health and Life Sciences (SVS) groups together all of the University of Bordeaux's biology and health research units, and organises doctoral training for more than 400 PhD students focused on its 12 research specialisations.

  • 27

    research units

  • 12

    PhD specialisations

  • 400

    PhD students

  • 100

    defenses per year

The Doctoral School of Health and Life Sciences is also partnered with specialised laboratories in the fields of biology and the medical sector renowned for their expertise in fundamental and applied research.

It also participates in various international networks such as OENOTIVI in oenology and viticulture, which groups together more than 40 international academic and industrial partners. It is also part of the European Neuroscience Campus (ENC-Network) which combines advanced specialisation courses in neuroscience and high-quality academic training.

PhD specialisations

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioimaging
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cell biology and pathophysiology
  • Cancer biology
  • Genetics
  • Chemistry-Biology interface
  • Microbiology-Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Oenology
  • Agricultural sciences

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Research units

  • ARNA - Nucleic Acids: Natural and Artificial Regulations
  • BioTis - Bioengineering of Tissues
  • CRCTB - Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de Bordeaux
  • IINS - Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience
  • IMN - Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • INCIA - Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d'Aquitaine
  • Neurocentre Magendie
  • NutriNeurO - Integrated Nutrition and Neurobiology Lab
  • SANPSY - Sommeil Addictions et Neuropsychiatrie
  • BMC - Biology of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • BRIC - BoRdeaux Institute of OnCology
  • IBGC - The Institute of Cellular Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Immuno ConcEpt
  • MRGM - Rares Diseases: Genetics and Metabolism
  • MFP - Microbiologie Fondamentale et Pathogénictié
  • BFP - Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie
  • EGFV - Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of the Grapevine
  • LBM - Laboratory of Membrane Biology
  • MycSa - Mycology and Food Safety
  • OENO - Unité de recherche  Oenologie


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  • Martin TEICHMANN



  • Thierry CANDRESSE



  • Maité LESTRADE

    Administrative officer

    +33 (0)5 57 57 45 45


  • Nathalie VIGNAIS

    Administrative officer

    +33 (0)5 57 57 12 42


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University of Bordeaux
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