February 24th
March 3rd
International course

Non-Coding Genome

6th edition

This course will explore the versatility of non-coding RNAs, a diverse and prevailing class of transcripts that engage in numerous biological processes across every branch of life in all living organisms from bacteria to humans. Word-famous researches will expose their very last discoveries in identification and biogenesis to functional roles of non-coding RNAs in physiology and human disease. It will provide an opportunity to young students and research fellows to discuss their work with an international scientific community in a warm and stimulating environment of Institut Curie.

The success of the course relies on an active participation of the trainees in discussions and exchange with invited speakers, the poster presentation of their own scientific projects, Journal Clubs by reviewing and presenting key articles in the field chosen by the speakers.

Course in English
Registration deadline




Discussion & Workshops

  • Journal club: the course will include workshops where participants will present latest research articles from the field of ncRNA chosen by invited speakers, as well as a poster session where students will present and discuss their research projects.
  • Poster: participants will present and discuss their current research projects during two poster sessions (poster format A0, 84,1 x 118,9 cm).
  • “Scientific carrier” and “Scientific fraud” organized Saturday (February 25, 2017)

ECTS Information

This course makes part of the UPMC 5V429 course. It is equivalent to 6 ECTS (or 70 hours).

Research themes

Practical Informations

Practical Informations


High throughput sequencing
Small non-coding RNAs
Long non-coding RNAs
Antisense long non-coding RNAs
Non-coding RNA in normal and pathological development
ncRNAs as genetic tools, biomarkers and therapeutic targets

Selection result
Beginning of November 2016
There is no registration fee for this course
Institut Curie - Amphithéâtre BDD
11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie
75005, Paris - France

Maximum Number of Participants

45 people

Number of Participants

45 participants.

Selection Criteria

Selection upon basis of applications (CV, motivation letter, references).



Stefan AMERES - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna - AT
Sylvain BAULANDE - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Marina CHEKULAEVA - Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, Berlin - DE
Martin CRESPI - Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay, Orsay - FR
David DEL ÁLAMO - EMBO, Heidelberg - DE
Ron DZIKOWSKI - IMRIC, Jerusaleum - IS
Reina FERNANDEZ DE LUCO -  IGH, Montpellier - FR
Puri FORTES - CIMA/UNAV, Pamplona - SP
Jennifer HARROW - CRUK, Cambridge - Illumina, Cambridge, UK
Alexandra HENRION-CAUDE - Inserm UMR1163, Paris - FR
Claire HIVROZ - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Zsuzsanna IZSVÁK - Max Delbrück Center, Berlin - DE
Alain JACQUIER - Institut Pasteur, Paris - FR
Rory JOHNSON - University of Bern, Bern - CH
Eleonora LEUCCI - FNRS, Université libre de Bruxelles and VIB-KU LEUVEN, Gosselies - BE
Adele MURRELL - University of Bath, Bath - UK
Pablo NAVARRO GIL - Institut Pasteur, Paris - FR
Dónal O’CARROLL - Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh - UK
Ramesh PILLAI - Université de Geneve, Geneva - CH
Nicolas SERVANT - Institut Curie, Paris - FR
Anna ZAMPETAKI - British Heart Foundation Centre, King’s College London, London - UK

Keynote speakers

Gregory HANNON - CRUK, Cambridge - UK


Organizers: D. Bourc'his, I. Drinnenberg, E. Heard, A. Londono, A. Morillon, M. Pinskaya, A. Shkumatava, F. Toledo