PhD grants

Through a collaboration with 9 different doctoral schools affiliated to PSL university, we provide 2 PhD fellowships covering three years of PhD, including a doctoral mission.

This program is now closed

PhD grants


This program is now closed


Our PhD grants are available for students who apply for a PhD fellowship through the "concours" of one of the ten doctoral schools affiliated to PSL-Qlife (see the list below). Each doctoral school chooses a student with a project in quantitative biology, and whose host lab is a PSL-Qlife member. All ten candidates give an oral presentation of his/her PhD project to a jury composed of members of the steering committee. Two fellowships are provided. One should take note that competing for a PSL-Qlife fellowship is an additional opportunity and doesn’t prevent from competing at the doctoral school.



List of the doctoral schools affiliated to PSL-Qlife


List of the laureates


  • Andela Radovnovic, Terence Strick lab, ENS - Single-molecule study of the role of long non-coding RNAs in the repair of the DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ)
  • Hugo Tissot, Yves Boubennec lab, ENS - Computational roles of cortical multi-area structure in discrimination task ; Fellowship provided by the Graduate prgram of PSL, doctoral mission provided by Qlife
  • Yanis Mouhali, Ludger Johannes lab, Institut Curie - Targeting dendritic cells for therapeutic mucosal vaccination : Fellowship provided by the Graduate prgram of PSL, doctoral mission provided by Qlife



  • Matteo Della Vecchia, Alex Cayco Gajic lab, ENS - A reinforcement learning framework for a distributed cerebellar-basal ganglia network: from movement to cognition
  • Maria Galiarnyk, Gulliver lab, supervised by Yannick Rondelez, ESPCI - Ultrahigh Throughput Directed evolution of enzymes using single-molecule display
  • Caroline Parent, Stéphanie Descroix lab, supervised by Claire Wilhelm and Jean-Louis Viovy, Institut Curie - A microfluidic droplet platform for dissecting tumor behaviour in response to physical stimulation and anticancer drugs delivery



  • Rebecca Moussa, Laurent Catoire lab, supervised by François Bonneté, IBPC - The mitochondrial uncoupling protein UCP1: biochemical and biophysical studies of the proton transport mechanism
  • Daria Mozheiko, Nathalie Rouach lab, Collège de France - Electrical excitability in astroglial perisynaptic processes and its role in neurotransmission in mice and humans



  • Joseph Josephides, Chunlong Chen lab, Institut Curie - Genome-wide link between DNA replication and genome instability at the single cell level
  • Marcel Yared, Carine Tisné lab, supervised by Pierre Barraud, IBPC - Circuits de modifications des ANRt: réseaux permettant une régulation dynamique des modifications post-transcriptionnelles



  • Tristan Lazard, Thomas Walter lab, Mines ParisTech - Computational phenotyping of single cells in cancer tissues
  • Florent Charton, Chris Bowler lab, supervised by Maria Cruz de Carvalho , ENS - Regulatory functions of long noncoding RNA in Phaeodactylium tricornutum environmental stress responses



  • Chloé Geoffroy, Pierre Paoletti lab, ENS - Développement d’outils d’opto-allostérie pour étudier le rôle des récepteurs NMDA contenant la sous-unité GluN2B
  • Alexandre Santinho, Abdou Rachid Thiam lab, ENS - Mécanisme de demixtion des lipides neutres libres dans une bicouche permettant d’éviter le stress du réticulum endoplasmique