2017
November 20th
November 24th
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International course

Development & Cancer

7th course - From Pigment Cell Development to Melanomas

In humans, pigment cells comprise the neural crest-derived melanocytes and the pigmented retina cells. Tumor transformation in both cell types results in cutaneous or uveal melanomas, two usually aggressive and hard-to-treat tumour types. 

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. An opening will be made on other cancers that have similarities with melanoma as medulloblastoma and glioblastoma.

Course in English
3 ECTS
Registration deadline

Presentation

Objectives

  • To discuss the big questions in the field of Development and Cancer.
  • To provide an up-to-date landscape on melanocyte biology, for master and doctoral students as well as for researchers and clinicians.

Workshops

  • Session poster avec prix du meilleur poster
  • Round table: 2 round tables on Career Development : from academic research to private research and 1 round table on Publishing a scientific article.

University credits (ECTS)

3 ECTS

Research themes

Student work

Poster presentation

Practical information

Details

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Selection result
November 17, 2017
There is no registration fee for this course
Location
Orsay
Institut Curie - Université Paris Sud,
Bâtiment 111, Centre Universitaire
91 405 Orsay, France

Max. number of

80 people

Participants

80 people.

Selection criteria

On application.

Speakers

Speakers

Heinz ARNHEITER - NIH - USA
Olivier AYRAULT - INSTITUT CURIE - FR
Paola BOVOLENTA - CSIC-UAM - ES
Cédric DELEVOYE - INSTITUT CURIE - FR
Marie DUTREIX - INSTITUT CURIE - FR
Christine DUVAL - L’ORÉAL RESEARCH - FR
Chris GORDON - NECKER HOSPITAL - FR
Carmit LEVY - WEIZMANN INSTITUTE - IS
Nadine PEYRIERAS - CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette - FR
Véronique PINGAULT - NECKER HOSPITAL - FR
Célio POUPONNOT - INSTITUT CURIE - FR
François RADVANYI - INSTITUT CURIE - FR
Marcos SIMOES-COSTA - CORNELL UNIVERSITY - USA
Lukas SOMMER - ZÜRICH UNIVERSITY - CH
Éric THÉVENEAU - PAUL SABATIER UNIVERSITY - FR
Stéphan VAGNER - INSTITUT CURIE - FR
Richard WHITE - SLOAN CATTERING CC NY - USA

Keynote speakers

Angela NIETO - NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE - ES

Organisers

Anne-Hélène Monsoro-Burq, (Institut Curie et Université Paris Sud),
Simon Saule (Institut Curie et Université Paris Sud),
Patrick Pla (Institut Curie et Université Paris Sud),
Caroline Borday (Institut Curie et Université Paris Sud),
Frédéric Coquelle (Université Paris Sud),
Laurence Méry (Institut Curie et Université Paris Sud).

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