February 17th
February 21st
International course

Non-Coding Genome

3rd 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 discuss their research projects.

ECTS Information

This course is validated by UPMC - Paris VI University - 3ECTS or equivalent of 35 hours

Practical Informations

There is no registration fee for this course

No registration fees are requested for MD/PhD students
200 euros will be charged for academic research and post-doctoral fellows
500 euros will be charged for industry candidates

Amphithéâtre BDD, Institut Curie - Paris

Number of Participants

- M2 or 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 availablity.



Déborah Bourc’his
Edith Heard 
Arturo Londono
Antonin Morillon
Marina Pinskaya 
Alena Shkumatava
Franck Toledo