The international scientific committee will advise the graduate program's director and council on their strategic, scientific and pedagogic orientations and on the choice of PhD projects and students that it shall interview and rank. The council will participate (once a year) in the graduate program's council (enlarged to include two dirctors of partner graduate programs), consacrated to the attribution of fellowships.
Andrew Murray (Harvard), president of the International Scientific Committee
|"The program's goal is to recruit outstanding students from all over the world into an interactive PhD program that gets students to think critically, learn, and work outside of disciplinary boundaries.
The students are encouraged to think broadly, work collaboratively, and devote substantial energy and effort to thinking about scientific education both in France and throughout the world.
The FdV PhD program now has 7 Doctors and 93 PhD students spread in a variety of excellent groups engaged in interdisciplinary projects.These students come from all over the World : China, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Hungaria, Croatia, Yougoslavia, Algeria, Iran, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Mauritius and France."
Eric Karsenti (EMBL)
member of the International Scientific Commitee
|"The interdisciplinary PhD program "Frontiers in Life Sciences" has been established with some original and important goals in mind, namely to promote a platform where PhD students from all over the world and from a broad range of disciplines could meet and exchange ideas and results. The hope is to create a special spirit promoting creativity, unexpected thoughts and new research directions.
Since the program includes philosophy, the idea is also to bring back into the realm of analytical sciences notions concerning ethical issues and the philosophical implications of scientific discoveries. This seems to me of the utmost importance, in the present days."
- Naama Barkai (Weizmann)
- Annette Baudisch (Max Planck) demography
- Aviv Bergman (Albert Einstein Institute - NY)
- Sebastian Bonhoeffer (Zürich) host-parasite evolution
- Sam Brown (Oxford), ecology evolution
- Walter Fontana (Harvard) systems biology and evolution
- Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT) history and philosophy of science
- Eric Karsenti (EMBL) cell biology and biophysics
- Laurent Keller (Lausanne) eusociality evolution
- Jiang Lei (Beijing) nanotechnology
- Albert Libchaber (Rockefeller) non linear physics, evolution
- Michel Loreau (McGill) modelisation of ecological systems
- Sanjoy Mitter (MIT) systems, communications, control
- Elisha Moses (Weinzmann)
- Richard Moxon (Oxford) infectious disease and evolution
- Andrew Murray (Harvard) systems biology
- Qi Ouyang (Beijing) self organization physics
- Susannah Rutherford (Seattle) evolutionary biology and medicine
- Jakob Balslev Soerensen, neurobiology
- Dan Tawfik (Weizmann) protein structure, function and evolution
- Saskia van der Vies (Amsterdam) protein machines
- Adam Wilkins (Bio Essays) scientific papers