IRIC and its partners meet in Montpellier to develop an international Master’s degree program

Published on February 2, 2023

A collaboration between IRIC, the Université de Montréal, the Université de Montpellier in France and the Università di Pavia in Italy, has led the project “MAD4Cancer – Towards an International Master Degree in Cancer Biology” to be awarded an Erasmus Mondus Design Measures grant of 55,000 euros for 15 months. The objective of the project is to set up an international Master’s degree program in cancer biology allowing students to attend the three partner universities.

The next step will be to apply to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters program to obtain major funding for five years. Erasmus Mundus aims to promote excellence and internationalization of higher education institutions through joint and international study programs.


An IRIC delegation in Montpellier

An international scientific symposium bringing together researchers and students from the partner institutions will be held on February 2 and 3, 2023, in Montpellier. The members of the three partner universities will have the opportunity to meet one last time before the submission of the application for the joint Master’s project.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together members of the three universities to stimulate potential collaborations, in particular for the internships of future students who will join the ERASMUS+ MAD4CANCER Master’s from September 2024.

A delegation of nine people working or studying at IRIC will participate in the symposium:

  • Gabriel Alzial*, PhD student in Geneviève Deblois’ laboratory
  • Sébastien Carréno*, Director of the Research Unit on Cellular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis during Mitosis and Cell Motility
  • Caroline Labelle*, Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Sébastien Lemieux
  • Julie Lessard*, Director of the Chromatin Structure and Stem Cell Biology Research Unit
  • Julie Mantovani, Head of Academic Affairs
  • Guillaume Serwe*, Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Marc Therrien
  • Chloé Tesnière*, Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Sylvain Meloche
  • Pierre Thibault*, Director of the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Research Unit
  • Vincent Q. Trinh*, Director of the Digital Histology and Advanced Pathology Research Unit

*Will present their research work during the symposium.

Consult the symposium program

IRIC is proud to be part of this collaboration and of its committed community that contributes to its notoriety.

A big thank you to the Direction des affaires internationales, the Faculty of Medicine and the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the Université de Montréal who support IRIC in these steps and make this project possible.