Chemistry and Biology for Pharmacy, Medication and Health

The France Excellence 2018 Summer School "Chemistry and Biology for Pharmacy, Medication and Health" will take place from July 1st to 25th 2018 in Paris Descartes University.

Hosting Institution:

The School is organized by the Paris Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris Descartes University, which is located in the Latin Quarter, in Paris, near the Sorbonne and major universities. The Paris Pharmacy Faculty is recognized as a major teaching an scientific research Institution in all fields concerning officinal pharmacy, drug discovery, pharmaceutical industry, and hospital biology.




Welcome in Paris: Sunday July 1, 2018

Courses start:  Monday, July 2, 2018

Welcome: Welcome at a meeting point in Charles de Gaulle Airport and guide to the room residency

Departure from Paris: Sunday,  July 22, 2018




Accommodation by the CROUS of Paris in individual studio


Lunch and dinner will be served at the CROUS restaurant in Port Royal or by meal tray served at the Pharmacy Faculty.


Local Transportation: Common Transportation tickets will be provided.




Health and medicine are major issues for both individual and social well-being, and for its economic importance. With increasing life expectancy, diagnose and treat diseases will affect a growing fraction of the population. This exciting field of research is evolving at a very fast pace, with the arrival of new ultra-powerful technologies in chemistry and biology. In particular, innovative biotherapies (protein, cell and gene therapies) and high throughput sequencing are revolutionizing the treatment of previously incurable diseases. The purpose of the school will be to familiarize the student with these new promising areas combining advanced chemistry, physico-chemistry, and biology.


The school is aimed at Chinese students at the Master's level (Bac or Bac + 5).

All teachers are es-Sciences PhDs. The majority is Professor or Associate Professor., or full-time Research Directors


The courses will cover general aspects, and will be illustrated by examples from the research of our Laboratory. Each class will provide a time for discussion with the students. This discussion will continue during meals taken together.


The “Handbook of Gene Therapy and Genetic Pharmacology” will be provided to the students, as well as the pdf files of the presentations


The courses will cover the following scientific aspects:

·        History and evolution of the drug concept

·        Neuropharmacology

·        Cancer

·        Pharmacokinetics

·        Hospital pharmacy

·        Hospital Biology

·        Formulation

·        Drug delivery

·        Introduction to nanomedicine and nanodrugs

·        Analysis of chemical and biotherapeutic agents

·        Basic Immunology

·        Monoclonal antibodies

·        Gene therapy

·        Biomedical Imaging

·        Animal models

·        Industrial developments and intellectual property

·        Oral presentation training

·        Laboratory visits. Presentation of the institutions Faculty of Pharmacy and Associated Doctoral Schools


In addition, the course will offer:

-Two days of common workshop shared with students of an European Master covering advanced nanomedicine and nanodrugs

- One day on Student analysis and presentation of scientific article

- Two days of “hands-on” and practical training will be organized on the following activities
•        Formulation         
•        MRI bioimaging
•        Immunology and cytometry
•        Molecular Biology
•        Medical imaging and bio-imaging     




French as a Foreign Language Course

The course will be taught by a specialized teacher   

Number of course hours: one hour per day. 17 hours.

The course will be given in the same room as the other lessons.


Cultural visits during the Week-end:

The cultural visits will be supervised by professional approved history and art guides. 


Currency Museum,

Museum of Decorative Arts,

Camondo Museum,

Palace and Gardens of Versailles,

Van Gogh at Auvers sur Oise and museum

Museum of Surgery,

Visit to the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital.









Chemistry and Biology for Pharmacy, Medication and Health

from July 1st to 22th 2018 in Paris Descartes University.

The total number of places is limited to 25.

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

Accommodation, meals and local transportation are all included.

The summer school will deliver ECTS (to be confirmed)

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.