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Junior Research Lab (entête)

Join a Junior Research Lab (JRL)

Update : 04/25/2019

Be part of a real research unit from May to July in the Agropolis community!

The Junior Research Lab (JRL) is a lecture unit dedicated to research learning. It is a gateway between lectures and research, an opportunity for students to exchange with students from other disciplines, other countries and to prepare a longer term personal research project.

The JRL is open to MSc students both French and International aiming to develop a personal project or to drive a first research project.

Small groups of 3-4 international students will be assembled on the basis of their complementary skills and they will have to identify a scientific question on which they will focus (plant biology, genetics and evolution, soil and water science, numeric agriculture for the 2019 session), learn by reading up-to-date scientific literature, design experiments, acquire and analyze data and write a scientific paper.

Students will be taught to assemble and read critically a corpus of scientific papers, develop their own curiosity and creativity while being challenged by the  supervising team for their scientific rigor and consistency.

Students work from May and June in a convivial open space office with full access to research needs.

Professors or Researchers from Montpellier SupAgro research network supervise each group and deal for student’s open access to lab facilities. Students will be connected to one of the 74 Research Units of the Agropolis community, a worldwide acknowledged research hub with more than 2,500 full time scientists in agronomical, biological and ecology science.

Weekly open lectures will be given by senior scientists every week and regular reporting will be organized. The module will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Final grade will consist of a continuous review and a final examination (scientific paper and oral talk). The period is a credited module (8 ECTS).


Montpellier SupAgro
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala

Montpellier SupAgro
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier. France
Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00 Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 99 61 29 00

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