Cours international

3rd course on Cell Shape Changes - 2011

Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Biophysics

This course focuses on the cell shape changes that occur during cell motility and embryonic development, with an emphasis on the physical mechanisms involved in these biological processes. Lecturers and participants will be both physicits and biologists. Conferences will be in English.

Organizers: Cécile Sykes and Julie Plastino

Young PhDs and post-docs

25 participants will be selected among young post-docs and PhD students of all nationalities on the basis of research interests and motivation statement. Each participant will give a 15 minute oral presentation of his/her work in addition to a poster presentation. For PhD students, successful completion of the course can count toward training hours (3ECTS or 20 hours) for French graduate schools such as "Complexité du Vivant" and "Frontières du Vivant".
We advise participants living outside Paris and its area to plan to arrive on Sunday December 11th in the afternoon/evening and depart not before Friday December 16th in the morning.

Lunches Monday-Thursday as well as dinner on Monday an buffet dinner on Thursday will be provided by the Institut Curie. For those who need it, lodging in double rooms will be provided and funded by Institut Curie for the 5 nights (Sunday December 11th-Thursday December 15th 2011). Participants' home laboratories are responsible for paying for travel.

12 - 15 December, 2011
15 October 2011

Campus de l'Institut Curie 26, rue d'Ulm - 75005 Paris

November 2011

No registration fees are requested

Cécile Sykes and Julie Plastino

Cell biology
Developmental Biology
Biophysics

List of lecturers and tentative course subjects:
• Yohanns Bellaiche (Institut Curie, France) Cell polarity and epithelial morphogenesis
• Pierre Sens (ESPCI, France) Membrane mechanics
• Ewa Paluch (MPI, Germany) Actin cortex and cell shape
• Edwin Munro (University of Chicago, USA) Dynamics of tissue morphogenesis
• Erez Raz (ZMBE, Germany) Cell migration in vivo
• Daniel Fletcher (UC Berkeley, USA) Actin cytoskeleton mechanics
• Sonia Garel (ENS, France) Cell migration in brain developement

Thursday Dec 15th afternoon, participants will be broken into small groups for visits of the Institut Curie Laboratories (cell biology, physics, developmental biology)

La Fondation Pierre Gilles de Gennes pour la Recherche