January 7th
February 1st
International course

Development & Cancer

2nd course "From Pigment Cells to Melanomas"

This course will address the development, the differentiation and the migratory behaviour of melanocytes in embryos and melanoma formation and metastasis in adults. Focus will be made on cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling these processes. The course will then address how advanced imaging technologies, systems biology, and in vivo approaches have progressed in melanoma understanding in the last few years. Finally, some directions for therapeutic approaches will be developped. In the practical part of this course, the notions developped in the seminars and courses will be illustrated by in vivo manipulations in embryos and in vitro cellular manipulation, both followed by advanced imaging analysis.

Course in English


ECTS Information

Practical Course (3 weeks, 5ECTS).

Course format: Seminars (1 week, 5 ECTS)

Practical Informations

Practical Informations

Applications are to be filled on line on the Institut Curie website. Selection criteria will include the applicant’s CV, master grades, and motivation letter.
Selected applicants for the seminar course only, will present an article in relationship with the seminars, in presence of the invited speakers. Participants of the practical course will present a research proposal related to the proposed experiments, at the end of the course. Articles and research themes will be distributed about a month before the beginning of the course.

There is no registration fee for this course

No financial participation is asked. (For particular conditions of ECTS validation by Université Paris Sud-11 for external students, please contact the organizers).

Plateforme IMAGIF, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette
Université Paris Sud 11, Centre Universitaire, 91405 Orsay, France

Number of Participants

Practical Course: 3 weeks,limited to 12 students.

Course format : (Seminars) 1 week, limited to 25 students in addition to the 12 following the practical course.



Anne Hélène Monsoro-Burq, Patrick Pla, Simon Saule (Institut Curie, Université Paris-Sud)
Fabrice Cordelières (Institut Curie)
Morgane Locker, Odile Bronchain, Frédérique Coquelle (Université Paris-Sud)