Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

The France Excellence 2018 Summer School "Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry" will take place from July 1st to July 22nd 2018 in Chimie ParisTech.

Chimie ParisTech was founded in 1896 by Charles Friedel, chemist and mineralogist, co-discoverer of the famous Friedel-Crafts reaction. Henri Moissan, director of Chimie ParisTech between 1899 and 1907, was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1906 for the isolation of fluorine and the development of a high temperature furnace.

Chimie ParisTech trains chemical engineers and chemists to assume high-level positions in the chemical and related industries. Chimie ParisTech’s graduates find employment in the chemical industry, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, nuclear, water treatment, process engineering, pharmacy, risk management, among many other technical domains.

Chimie ParisTech is located in the heart of Paris (5th Arrondissement) and is only a few minute walk to the beautiful Jardins du Luxembourg or the Panthéon.

Chimie ParisTech is part of the University Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL), which is a young institution, created in 2010, which bring together the best Institutes of Paris. PSL is considered as the best University in France, ranked 38th in the Times Higher Education.

Arrival in France
The students will arrive on Sunday, the 1st of July 2018.
The travel/French guide will pick the students up at the airport Charles de Gaulle and brings them by train to their accommodation.

Accommodation: The students will stay in a beautiful student accomodation Each student will have her/his own room with her/his own bathroom/kitchen facilities. Towel and Linen will be provided.

Food: All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided by the Summer School.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Transport: The students will be given a public transport card, which will allow them to travel for free within Paris during the duration of their stay.

Back to China
The end of the Summer School is planned on Sunday the 22nd of July 2018.


 Please find here the complete schedule

All courses will be given in English at Chimie ParisTech by reknown lecturers of this Institute. Each morning, the students will have the opportunity to learn some French for one hour with a French teacher (Françoise Huet; 15 h).
4 theoretical courses (75 h) and 1 practical class (12 h) are planned for this Summer School, as explained in more detail below.

Bioinorganic Chemistry (lecturer: Dr. Gilles Gasser, 18 h).
Nature utilizes metal ions and metal complexes to undertake several crucial processes. In fact, a human being requires about 25 elements to have a healthy life, half of them being metals! The chemical study of metals in biology is referred as bioinorganic chemistry. This area of research encompasses the study of metallo-enzymes (i.e. vitamin B12) or biological processes such as respiration. In this course, a general overview of the role of metals in biology will be presented. It is also planned to outline to role that metal complexes can play to understand biological processes.

Basic concepts of cell biology, microbiology, protein technology and toxicology (lecturers: Prof. Pascal Bigey, Prof. Corinne Marie, Prof. Michel Minier, Dr. Camille Lescot; 20 h)
Chemists and chemical engineers are more and more concerned with biology in an increasing variety of areas. If pharmacy and medicine combine these sciences for a long time, more recent issues are rapidly rising : for example biorefinery which aims to develop bio-sourced chemicals, fuels and materials, cosmetic industries looking for “natural, sustainable and safe” ingredients, environment protection through the development of non-toxic and biodegradable substances, water treatment, corrosion phenomena, bio-hydrometallurgy. It seems thus essential to teach the basic knowledge on cell structure, physiology, microbiology, protein biochemistry and toxicology to prepare our students to meet these new challenges.

Chemistry probes for bioimaging (Speakers: Dr. Bich-Thuy Doan, Dr. Camille Lescot ; 20 h)
The field of medical imaging has become a real specialty and advanced research is perfectly suited to the activities of academic and industrial laboratories. The development of this discipline is closely linked to the active development in current research area of new imaging probes to target or probe pathological biological tissue in order to provide a quantitative diagnosis. This diagnosis is evaluated in vitro, in vivo in preclinical to clinical studies and associated with industrial production.
The main goal of this course is to provide to chemist engineer students a general overview of the commercial and innovative imaging probes designed for bioimaging, i.e. their molecular characteristics, how they can be synthetized and their applications in vitro and in vivo in the biomedical or medical field.

Modern analytical chemistry for biotechnology and clinical diagnostics (Lecturers: Prof. Fanny d’Orlyé, Prof. Anne Varenne, Prof. Sophie Griveau, Prof. Cyrine Slim; 20h).
The developments and trends in modern analytical chemistry are going toward process simplification, automation and miniaturization while preserving the performance and reliability of analytical results. Possibilities and difficulties inherent in miniaturization at each step of an entire analytical process are quite different and should be addressed. Thus, the main goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the current innovations in the field of analytical systems. The final objective is presented as the development of micro (nano) sensors and micro total analysis systems (µTAS) for biotechnology and clinical diagnostic applications.

Short-Term Internships in Research Groups of Chimie ParisTech (15 h)
The students will have the unique opportunity to get a feeling of research in a French laboratory by spending two entire days in a research group of Chimie ParisTech. Very importantly, the students will have the possibility to use state-of-the-art apparatus (HPLC, GC, electrophoresis, etc.) and to work on very small groups (2 students maximum).


For the cultural visits, the following visits are planned.
1)    2 Walking Tours of Paris by night (Marais and Latin Quarters).
2)    Visit of the Cluny Museum and of the Sainte Chapelle
3)    Visit of the Le Louvre Museum
4)    Visit of the Renaissance Museum and of the Castle of Ecouen.
5)    Visit of Versailles and of its gardens
6)    Visit of the Orsay Museum.
7)    Visit of Montmartre (Sacré Coeur)
8)    Visit of the Georges Pompidou Centre.
9)    Firemann Ball (13th of July)
10)  Fireworks for Bastille Day (14th of July)






Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

The France Excellence 2018 Summer School "Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry" will take place from July 2nd to 22nd  2018 in Chimie ParisTech

 The total number of places is limited to 20.

The price does not include the trip from China to Paris.

Accommodation, meals and local transportation are all included.

The summer school will deliver 6 ECTS

The summer school is reserved to Chinese master students.

To apply, please follow the application procedure on the main page.

Price: 25.000 CNY


The French Embassy reserves a limited number of grants to students with an exceptional academic background. Grants cover the tuition fees but do not cover the trip from China to Paris.