March 11th
March 18th
International course


11th course

"Chromatin dynamics and epigenetics"

Course in English



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.

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:
i) presentation of their own scientific project with a poster
ii) participation in the Journal Club to both present and review key articles proposed by the speakers,
iii) 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 3 alumni students who have gone on to successful careers in the field of Epigenetics.

Personal Work

Epigenetic Imagin(in)g + Career Development Workshop organized on Saturday morning (March 14th) by the PhD students of the organizing units.

ECTS Information

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*.

Research themes

Practical Informations

There is no registration fee for this course
Institut Curie - Paris

Number of Participants

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)




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


Supported by


  • Training Unit - Institut Curie