April 19th
April 26th
International course


9TH COURSE - Cytoskeleton in 3D

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
Registration deadline





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.

University credits (ECTS)

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.

Research themes

Student work

Career development workshop

Practical information



Actomyosin (contractile networks)
Polarized Trafficking
Extra Cellular Matrix and Stiffness
Cell-Matrix contacts
Cell-cell junctions
Basolateral polarity
Tissue Morphogenesis
Forces in development
Mechanics of epithelial monolayers
Gut homeostasis
Cell Migration in 3D
Immunological Response in 3D
Cancer cell invasion in 3D
Collective cell migration in development

Selection result
Beginning of March 2017
No inscription fees

No registration fees are requested. 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 - Lhomond
12 rue Lhomond,
75005 Paris

Max. number of

24 people


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.

Selection criteria




Alexandre BAFFET - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Buzz BAUM - MRC, London - UK
Yohanns BELLAÏCHE - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Miguel CONCHA - University of Chile, Santiago - CL
Emmanuel DERIVERY - University of Cambridge - UK
Arnaud ECHARD - Institut Pasteur, Paris - FR
Ana-Maria LENNON-DUMÉNIL - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Jean-Léon MAÎTRE - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Fernando MARTIN-BELMONTE - CSIC, Madrid - SP
Franck PEREZ - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Erik SAHAI - The Francis Crick Institute - UK
Guillaume SALBREUX - The Francis Crick Institute - UK
David SHERWOOD - Duke University, Durham - USA
Brian STRAMER - Kings College, London - UK 
Manuel THERY - St Louis Hospital, Paris -FR
Stephanos VISSILOPOULOS - Institut de Myologie, Paris - FR
Raphaël VOITURIEZ - UPMC, Paris - FR
Clare WATERMAN - NIH - USA Focal Adhesion - Seminar Burg


Organizers: S. Miserey-Lenkei, G. Montagnac, D. Vignjevic