April 23rd
April 29th
International course


6th course : Cytoskeleton in cell-matrix interactions

Cell biology, cell migration and division, extracellular matrix, basement membrane

The course will provide introductions to the main cytoskeleton networks as well as to the physical and biochemical properties of extracellular matrices. It will cover general mechanisms of cell interaction with the matrix, migration and invasion in relevant microenvironment with a more particular focus on the role of cytoskeleton-based organelles in these basic cellular functions.

Course in English



The general objective of this course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in cell interaction with the microenvironment at different levels: molecular, cellular and in the living organism.

Personal Work

Each participant will give a 10 minute oral presentation of his/her work (maximum 3 powerpoint slides) and will have 5 minutes to answer questions.

ECTS Information

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

Practical Informations

There is no registration fee for this course

All lunches and 3 dinners will be provided by Institut Curie. For those who need it, lodging in double rooms will be provided by Institut Curie for the 7 nights (Wednesday April 23rd-Wednesday April 30th 2014). Participants' home laboratories are responsible for paying for travel. We advise participants living outside Paris and its area to plan to arrive on Wednesday morning April 23rd in the afternoon/evening and depart not before Wednesday April 30th in the morning.

Institut Curie, amphi Burg, 12, rue Lhomond - 75005 Paris

Maximum Number of Participants

22 people

Number of Participants

22 participants will be selected among PhD and Master students of all nationalities on the basis of research interests and motivation statement.



Danijela Vignjevic, CNRS UMR 144 et Guillaume Montagnac CNRS UMR 144



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