February 9th
February 13th
International course

Non-Coding Genome

4th course

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



One of the major goals of this course is to give an overview of potential impact of the non coding part of the genome during the cell life. This covers not only regulatory non-coding RNAs, but also unknown ncRNAs such as those emerging from repetitive sequences, both playing a crucial role in the expression and maintenance of the genomes.The course will describe the biogenesis pathways of different ncRNAs, as well as the mechanisms of gene regulation and genome defence implicating these RNAs. It will cover recent achievements in ncRNA detection, emerging findings of novel ncRNA species in the context of development, cellular differentiation and human diseases.

Personal Work

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.

ECTS Information

3ECTS or equivalent of 35 hours.

Practical Informations

There is no registration fee for this course

No registration fees are requested for M2/PhD students
200 € for academic research and post-doctoral fellows
500 € for industry


Hall/Amphithéâtre BDD, Institut Curie
11-13, rue Pierre & Marie Curie, 75005 Paris

Number of Participants

- Master (M2) and PhD students (up to 20 persons) from French and European universities. 10 positions are reserved to M2 students from UPMC.
- Young research fellows.
- Open access to scientific community of Ile-de-France, subject to availability.

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



Déborah Bourc’his (CR, CNRS/Inserm)
Edith Heard (DRCE, CNRS/Inserm)
Arturo Londono (CR, CNRS)
Antonin Morillon (DR, CNRS)
Marina Pinskaya (MCU, UPMC)
Alena Shkumatava (Institut Curie)
Franck Toledo (PR, UPMC)



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