April 19th
April 26th
International course


9th edition

Cytoskeleton in 3D systems

The 9th Edition of the Cytoskeleton course will be divided in two parts:

1st part (form Wednesday to Saturday) will follow the spirit of the cytoskeleton course in the previous years: during the day we will have local speakers that will give 1h talks mixed of text book information and on-going research in their labs. In the evenings the students will present their work in 10-15 min in closed environment. On Saturday, there will be career development workshop.

2nd part (from Monday to Wednesday), will follow the spirit of the Labex CelTisPhyBio course: international invited speakers will give 1-2h research seminar talks. In addition, there will be a number of short talks selected from abstracts.

Course in English



The general objective of this 9th cytoskeleton course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in 3D systems at different levels: molecular, cellular and in the living organism. The course will provide introductions to the main cytoskeleton networks as well as to the main knowledge in force generation and tissue mechanics. The course will cover general mechanisms of cytoskeleton functions, in the organization and the maintenance of tissue shape and mechanics in different conditions, systems and organs: during development, on monolayers, in gut homeostasis, during the immunological response, in cancer and in the brain.

    Personal Work

    On Saturday we will organize a workshop on carrier development when plan to invite 3-4 speakers that are currently working at non-academic settings. In addition, one evening will be dedicated to “life and science” session when the international speakers will join students over dinner to talk about their life in science, their achievements and their failures, good and bad about moments in their carrier.
    Each participant will give a 10 minute oral presentation of his/her work (maximum 3 power point slides) and he/she will have 5 minutes to answer questions.

    Research themes

    Practical Informations

    There is no registration fee for this course

    All lunches and 4 dinners will be provided by Institut Curie. There will be 16 fellowships to cover the cost of the accommodation in double rooms for the 8 nights (Wednesday April 19th-Thursday April 27th 2016). Participants' home laboratories are responsible for covering travel expenses. We advise participants living outside Paris and its area to plan to arrive on Wednesday morning April 19th and depart not before Thursday April 27th morning.

    Institut Curie Paris
    Institut Curie, 12 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

    Maximum Number of Participants

    24 people

    Number of Participants

    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.



    Danijela Vignjevic, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR144

    Guillaume Montagnac, Gustave Roussy Institute, Insert U1009

    Stéphanie Miserey-Lenkei, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR144


    Sponsored by


    • UMR 144 - Cell Biology and Cancer