BioImaging (BIM)

BioImaging is an exciting and growing field overlapping the interfaces of engineering, mathematics and computer science, as well as chemistry, physics, life science, and medecine. The main goal of bioimaging is to improve human health by using imaging modalities to advance diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human diseases.

The BIM track offers high-level interdisciplinary education and training supported by the complementary skills of Université Paris Cité and ParisTech. A large network of research laboratories provides students access to industrial and experimental imaging systems that utilize innovative technologies.

The BIM track is accessible to engineering and life-science students (medicine, pharmacology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics) preparing for career paths in academic research or industrial R&D environments. It relies on close collaboration between Université Paris Cité, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology and the PSL engineering schools (Mines ParisTech, ESPCI Paris, Chimie ParisTech), in partnership with Telecom ParisTech. The BIM curriculum itself consists of fifteen courses (UE) at the M2 level that are organized, taught, and overseen by faculty members expert in the appropriate fields.

Course Selection

During the M2 year, students select two 6-ECTS courses (UE), two 3-ECTS UE, and one 6-ECTS or two 3-ECTS additional UE(s) (possibly in another track). The set of each student’s elective courses is determined according to his/her professional objectives and approved by their track advisor.


The 5-month internship can be performed in any academic or industrial laboratory, pending approval from the track advisor.

Semester 3

Mandatory courses

Open Your Mind Seminars
Interdisciplinary week (3 ECTS)
Medical Image Analysis (6 ECTS)


One course (6 ECTS) to be picked among

Physics for BioImaging
Chemistry for Bioimaging : Basics, probes and nanomedicine
Optical Imaging


15 ECTS (minimum) to be picked among

Molecular Imaging (3 ECTS)
Functional and Metabolic Imaging (3 ECTS)
Quantification for Diagnosis (3 ECTS)
Quantification for Neuroimaging (3 ECTS)
Quantification for Bioimaging (3 ECTS)
Machine Learning (3 ECTS)
Physics for BioImaging (6 ECTS)
Chemistry for Bioimaging : Basics, probes and nanomedicine (6 ECTS)
Optical Imaging (6 ECTS)
Advanced Optical Imaging (3 ECTS)
Depending on capacity and subject to track chairs’ authorization, the following teaching units may be chosen outside of the track :
A window into the mind : new technologies to explore and stimulate the brain (3 ECTS, BIN track)
From real to artificial neurons, and back (3 ECTS, BIN track)
Basics in Tissue and Cell Biology (3 ECTS, BioMAT track)
Practical training: hands-on state-of-the-art tech (3 ECTS, BioMAT track)
Biosensors for medical diagnosis (3 ECTS, BioMAT track)
Anatomy of the Musculo-skeletal System (3 ECTS, BioMECH track)
Research Methodology (3 ECTS, BioMECH track)

Semester 4

Ethical and Industrial Aspects (3 ECTS)
Research Internship (27 ECTS)

NB. No schedule or syllabus will be provided before the kick-off meeting. You must know that it is a full-time program though.

As far as the non mandatory courses are concerned, the students’ choices will have to be discussed with the track chairs and will be finalized during the interdisciplinary week, taking the student’s personal background and interests into consideration. It will then be validated in a co-signed contract of study.

The courses students will eventually attend will also depend on actual availability: some courses might not open because of an insufficient number of attendees, while others may have a limited capacity and not be able to offer a seat to all.

As indicated, a course may be offered to BME Paris students outside the track which supports it. In such cases, priority will be given to students enrolled in the supporting track.

Students enrolled in other Arts et Métiers, Université Paris Cité or Université PSL programs may also attend a BME Paris course, provided that:

  • their respective program chairs support their application
  • the course is not already full
  • the relevant BME Paris chairs accept their applications which must include a CV and a motivation letter
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