2010
October 18th
October 29th
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International course

Developmental Biology

Institut Curie and UPMC in collaboration with the Regenerative and Developmental Biology program of Harvard University. The program is proposed in two versions: a 5 week-long course including 3 weeks of practicals and 2 weeks of lectures (limited to 18 students) or a 2 week-long version including only the lectures (limited to 35).

Course in English

Presentation

Objectives

The aim of this program is an intensive laboratory and lecture course which provides a comprehensive coverage of the paradigms, problems and technologies of modern developmental biology. Students (M2 and PhD) receive training in theoretical and experimental aspects of normal cell development as well as abnormal aspects of these processes that may cause birth defects or diseases. They are exposed to a variety of embryonic systems, including genetic model system (C. elegans, Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse) and well-established experimental attributes (frog, chick) using state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodology. Lectures and seminars are given by renowned international researchers on topics including cell specification and differentiation, pattern formation, morphogenesis and organogenesis, intracellular signalling, developmental regulation of gene expression and embryonic stem cells.

Practical information

There is no registration fee for this course

Travel and accommodation are not covered, but foreign students or French students living outside the Parisian area can apply for fellowships at the time of registration. Selected students will be reimbursed.

Location
Institut Curie - Paris

Participants

The program is proposed in two versions: a 5 week-long course including 3 weeks of practicals and 2 weeks of lectures (limited to 18 students) or a 2 week-long version including only the lectures (limited to 35).

Lectures: two weeks at the Institut Curie (18 - 30 October, 2010)
Practicals: three weeks at UPMC (27 September - 15 October 2010)

Speakers

Organisers

Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas (Harvard, USA), Claire Fournier-Thibault (UPMC, Paris), Muriel Umbhauer (UPMC, Paris), Yohanns Bellaïche (Institut Curie, Paris) and Jean-René Huynh (Institut Curie, Paris)

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Organisation

  • Training Unit - Institut Curie