April 11th
April 18th
International course

Cell Biology and Cancer

1ère édition

The course will run from Wednesday afternoon to Wednesday evening of the following week. Each day there will be a different topic and 4-5 lectures from local researches (one 1h long lecture) and foreigner speakers (2 lectures).

In the evening, during dinner the students will present their research in the format of 10 minutes chalk talk using a white board and only one Powerpoint slide. There will be also 3 sessions with short talks (10 minutes talk plus 5 minutes questions) from selected abstracts (opened to all researchers in Paris area).

To motivate students to interact with speakers, we will assign each speaker to 2 students. Students will be expected to read recent papers from the speaker’s lab, to introduce the speaker, chair questions after his/her talk, and to serve as a guide/host for the speaker during the course.

Course in English
Registration deadline



The general objective of 1st Cell biology and Cancer course is to cover different topics in cell biology of cancer including cell division, migration and membrane trafficking at different levels: molecular, cellular and in the living organism. In addition, there will 2 dedicated sessions for Physics and Cancer; and tools for cancer cell biology.

Research themes

Practical Informations

Practical Informations

Courses will be taught in English. While the whole course will be open to everyone, the students’ presentations will be restricted to selected students.

Selection result
Mid-March 2018
There is no registration fee for this course
Institut Curie - Amphithéâtre Curie
11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie
75005, Paris - France

Maximum Number of Participants

64 people

Number of Participants

64 personnes.

Selection Criteria

24 participants will be selected among PhD and Master students of all nationalities on the basis of research interests and motivation statement to participate to both parts of the course. Successful completion of the course can count toward training hours (3ECTS or 20 hours) for French graduate schools such as "Complexité du Vivant" and "Frontières du Vivant" or 3 ECTS at Master program UPMC at Paris 6.
40 additional researchers will be selected for the second part of the course.



Patrick CASWELL - University of Manchester, Manchester (UK)
Philippe CHAVRIER - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)
Mathieu COPPEY - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)
Fabrizio D'ADDA DI FAGAGNA - IFOM & IGM-CNR, Milan & Pavia (IT)
Morgan DELARUE - LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse (FR)
Daniele FACHINETTI - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)

Jacky GOETZ - Inserm, Strasbourg (FR)
Anne HOUDUSSE - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)
Johanna IVASKA - University of Turku, Turku (FI)
Benoit LADOUX - Institut Jacques Monod, Paris (FR)
Franck PEREZ - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)
Matthieu PIEL - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)

Jonathon PINES - Institute of Cancer Research, London (UK)
Pere ROCA-CUSACHS - IBEC, Barcelona (SP)

Raphaël RODRIGUEZ - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)
Giorgio SCITA - IFOM & University of Milan, Milan (IT)
Pierre SENS - Institut Curie, Paris (FR)

Keynote speakers

Pier Paolo DI FIORE - European Institute of Oncology and University of Milan, Milan (IT)

This list of speakers may still change

Scientific Committee

1. Danijela Vignjevic, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR144
2. Guillaume Montagnac, Gustave Roussy Institute, Inserm U1009
3. Stéphanie Miserey-Lenkei, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR144



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