One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Laureate of the call for expressions of interest “Future skills and professions 2022” –  financed by the “France 2030” investment plan – the new Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases (1H-EID) aims to create a complete training programme specifically dedicated to (re)emerging infectious diseases.


The Graduate of One Health Emerging Infectious Diseases offers a multidisciplinary educational programme of excellence, based on research. The aim is to create a community of scientists and health professionals, but also decision-makers sharing: the same vocabulary, networks and comprehension of health, societal and economic challenges that the emerging infectious diseases represent. This Graduate School involves the Faculties of Health, of Sciences, and of Societies and Humanities of Université Paris Cité, as well as the Institut physique du globe de Paris. The Institut Pasteur, the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA) and Sorbonne University also participate in this project.

Early detection and preparation to epidemics of emerging infectious diseases are essential to the reactive implementation of effective measures to reduce their impact. An educational programme of excellence in the field of (re)emerging pathogens is the key to raise the major challenges that future generations will face.

Current educational programmes on emerging infectious diseases are very divided between the different fields, blocking the implementation of a real approach of “One Health”. The Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases offers a multidisciplinary vision on global health with an Emerging Infectious Diseases Master course (MIE), a PhD programme and continuing education. Students from different and diverse backgrounds – medicine, pharmacy, science, veterinary and engineering schools –  follow a transdisciplinary programme which offers an education in in the biology of emerging pathogens, epidemiology, veterinary science, ecology, evolutionary biology and socio-anthropology.


For more information about the Graduate School:
Faculty of Sciences 
Faculty of Health 
For more information about the Master Molecular and Cellular Biology – Emerging Infectious Diseases course:
Hélène PERE


Within Master Molecular and Cellular Biology (BMC), a course will be opened in Master 1 and 2 in September 2023

In Master 1, the Emerging Infectious Diseases (MIE) course includesin addition to existing courses in molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, virology and microbiology – new classes in computational biology, ecology and “One Health”. Internships in emerging infectious diseases will be organised in laboratories associated with the Graduate School.

For students in the field of health, introductory research courses (PIR) in the area of infectious diseases or public health will be proposed: “Resistance and adaptation of microorganisms to anti-infectives”, “Evolutions: main mechanisms – biological and medical approaches” and a new course “Emerging infectious diseases”.

In Master 2 Molecular and Cellular Biology – Emerging Infectious Diseases courses (MIE), students have a common module “One Health, an interdisciplinary approach” then one of the following majors can be chosen: biology of emerging pathogens or epidemiology and biostatistics. The course is completed either with the other major or with one of these three minors – Human-Animal-Environment Interface, Evolutionary Dynamics or Human and Social Sciences – and by additional modules of their choice (“From the Field”, innovation, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, ecology, circulation of infectious agents and risk control, antibiotic resistance, infection modelling, surveillance or global health, etc.).

Customized Master 2 internships highly encouraging multidisciplinarity – two internships, interface project, internship and tutored project – will rely on the diversity of the laboratories of excellence affiliated to the Graduate School, offering a unique environment to combine fundamental and translational research in: virology, microbiology, epidemiology and modelling, social sciences


Doctoral Schools

The Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases provide a doctoral programme with opportunities for dissertation scholarships, end-of-doctorate scholarships, short-term funding for international mobility scholarships or for conferences.

The five doctoral schools (DS) associated with the Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases are:

For the PhD pathway, a wide range of modules in the disciplines covered by the Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases in English or French is  offered.

Modules taught in French:

  • Retroviruses
  • Viruses and cancer
  • Modelling of infectious diseases
  • R programming and statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Creation and management of databases
  • Generalized linear models
  • Insect vectors and pathogen transmission
  • Evaluation of diagnostic tests
  • Ethics in research
  • Introduction to risk analysis
  • Public health surveillance, global health
  • Emerging infectious animal diseases and zoonosis
  • Circulation of infectious agents and risk control
  • Introduction to the relationship between science and society
  • Medico-economic analysis
  • Statistical analysis of infectious disease data

Modules taught in English:

  • From the field
  • Host-emerging pathogen interaction
  • Genomic and evolutionary dynamic
  • Emerging pathogens
  • Analysis of high dimensional data
  • Innovation and EID
  • Global health security, risks and memories

Some of the Institut Pasteur’s MOOCs can be taken as modules of the Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases: (re)emerging viruses, HIV, human viruses and cancers, vaccinology, medical entomology, resistance to antibacterial agents, malaria, innate immunity, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, biobanking, clinical trials on infectious and tropical diseases, modelling of infectious diseases, medical mycology, waterborne infectious diseases, rabies, malaria….


The Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases is based on a very broad network of institutes and laboratories in the fields of infectious diseases, public health and human and social sciences at Université Paris Cité, Institut Pasteur, Sorbonne University and the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA). It benefits from the Microb’UP Institut hors-murs, which federate the community interested in microbiology, virology and infectious diseases within Université Paris Cité. The Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases benefit from the complementary skills in terms of zoonosis and ecology of the research teams of the EnvA and Sorbonne University. This community with very diverse skills allow the creation of transdisciplinary projects and a strong dynamic for training through research for Master’s students and PhD students.

Within Université Paris Cité:

Within the Institut Pasteur, departments:

Within Sorbonne University:

Within the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA):

Continuing education

In terms of continuing education, the Graduate School offers validation of professional experience (VAP) or validation of experience (VAE) at both Master’s and Doctorate levels, and University Diplomas (DU) and MOOCs. The DUs of Université Paris Cité and Institut Pasteur cover extremely broad fields in the field of omics, bioinformatics, microbiology, virology, etc. and more specifically on emerging infectious diseases (modelling of infectious diseases, clinical trials in infectious diseases, insect vectors and transmission of pathogenic agents, etc.).

Partner programme

If you are a non-EU citizen, then you can also apply to our partner programme CAIDERA in infectious diseases in Germany/Gabon. Read more


The Graduate School of One Health-Emerging Infectious Diseases is coordinated by: 

  • Solen KERNÉIS
    PU-PH at the UFR of Medicine and at Bichat Hospital
    Professor of Microbiology at the UFR of Life Sciences

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