March 8th
March 15th
International course


13th edition

The success of the course relies on the active contribution of participants who are expected to be proactive and to participate in all of the events organized including:

  • presentation of their own scientific project with a poster
  • participation in the Journal Club to both present and review key articles proposed by the speakers,
  • participation to the "career development" workshop during the Saturday morning and the "epi-Courses" such as the “Art & Science” workshop.

A special session will be devoted to 2 or 3 alumni who have gone on to successful careers in the field of Epigenetics.

Course in English
Registration deadline



The aim of this course is to provide an overview of epigenetic mechanisms and their link to chromatin dynamics. The different functions of the nucleus involving the genome and its organization will be discussed with an emphasis on technological limits and the new experimental approaches being developed today. Links between the disruption of nuclear functions and the development of human pathologies will be discussed.

ECTS Information

6 ECTS for Master 2 students by UPMC.

Research themes

Practical Informations

Practical Informations


This course is open to:
- M2 or PhD students (up to 12) of Parisian universities: 5 positions are reserved to Master 2 students from UPMC
- Master or PhD students from France and all over the world (up to 12)

This course extends over 7 days and can be validated by 6 ECTS for Master 2 students by UPMC.
This course is part of the training offer from PSL*.

Selection result
Beginning January 2017
There is no registration fee for this course
Bâtiment de Biologie du Développement
11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie
75005, Paris - France

Maximum Number of Participants

30 people

Number of Participants

30 people

Selection Criteria

Selection based on applications.

If your PI would like to send us directly his recommendation letter, add a note at the PDF file named "waiting recommendation letter". To be eligible, we must receive it at c.epigenetics2017 [at] curie.fr before November 13, 2016.

Scientific papers selected within the main topics covered during the course will be sent to the accepted applicants who will present them during the course.

Poster session: this presentation is an integrated part of the training to communicate scientific work with accuracy in a critical manner and will involve all participants. For this, participants will prepare a poster describing their own research project that will be posted for discussion the 2nd day of the course.

Travel fellowships may be granted to the best presentations according to the budget of the course.



  • Marcus BUSCHBECK
  • Giacomo CAVALLI

Keynote speakers

  • Harmit MALIK


Organizers: Geneviève Almouzni, Nathalie Dostatni
UPMC contact: Nathalie Dostatni
Student teacher: David Sitbon