May 13th
May 17th
International course


5e cours: cytosquelette et organisation cellulaire - 2013

Cell biology, cell migration, cell division, polarity, cytoskeleton

Course in English



The general objective of this course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in cell functions at different levels: molecular, cellular and in the living organism. The course will introduce all three cytoskeleton networks: actin, microtubules and intermediate filaments. The course will cover general mechanisms of cell migration, cell polarity and cell division focusing on the role of cytoskeleton-dependent trafficking and cytoskeleton-based organelles such as the centrosome.

Personal work

Each participant will give a 15-minute oral presentation of his/her work (maximum 3 PowerPoint slides).

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 6 ECTS at the Master program of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Practical information

There is no registration fee for this course

No registration fees are requested. All lunches and 3 dinners will be provided by Institut Curie.
For participants who ask for it, lodging in double rooms will be provided and reimbursed by Institut Curie for the 6 nights (Sunday May 12th-Friday May 17th 2013).

Participants' home laboratories are responsible for paying for travel.

We advise participants living outside Paris and its area to plan to arrive on Sunday May 12th in the afternoon/evening and not to depart before Saturday May 18th in the morning.

Institut Curie, 12 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

Max. number of

22 people


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



Danijela Vignjevic & Guillaume Montagnac (Institut Curie, CNRS UMR144)



  • UMR 144 - Subcellular Structure and Cellular Dynamics