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3rd Course "From Pigment Cell Development to Melanomas" - 2014

The course presents the current knowledge in neural crest and melanocytes development as well as how melanocytes undergo tumor progression in adults. It ends with presentation of the most up-to-date therapeutical strategies.

In humans, pigment cells comprise the neural crest-derived melanocytes and the pigmented retina cells. Tumor transformation in both cell types results in cutaneous or uveal melanomas, two usually aggressive and hard-to-treat tumour types. This course will address the development, the differentiation and the migratory behaviour of melanocytes in embryos and melanoma formation and metastasis in adults. Focus will be made on cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling these processes. The course will then address how advanced imaging technologies, systems biology, and in vivo approaches have progressed in melanoma understanding in the last few years. Finally, some directions for therapeutic approaches will be developped.
In the practical part of this course, the notions developped in the seminars and courses will be illustrated by in vivo manipulations in embryos and in vitro cellular manipulation, both followed by advanced imaging analysis.

Organizers: Anne. H. Monsoro-Burq, Patrick Pla, Simon Saule, Morgane Locker, Odile Bronchain, Frederic Coquelle

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Master 2 students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a scientific background are invited to apply to the course. Seminars and talks will be in english. The practical course is open to Paris-Sud 11 students and Students registered in another french university.

Course format: Seminars (1 week, 5 ECTS, 30 students) and practical course (3 weeks, 5 ECTS, 12 students).

Researchers are welcome to attend the colloquium freely, registration needed.

Practicals: Online registration AND email to the organizers (CV, motivation letter, master results)
Colloquium : online registration only.

Registration deadlines
French University Students only : 15 octobre 2013 (max.12 étudiants)
Students : November 10th 2013(limited to 30 students)
Other attendees : December 20th 2013

Practical Course: Jan. 6-17 & 27-31 2014 / Colloquium: Jan. 20-24 2014
15 October 2013

Institut Curie Centre de Recherche, Centre Universitaire 91 405 Orsay, France
Université Paris Sud 11, Centre Universitaire, 91405 Orsay, France

Mid November 2013

No financial participation is asked for colloquium attendence. (Particular conditions apply for ECTS validation by Université Paris Sud-11 for external students, a 50 euros fee is due to the University for the whole course: please contact the organisers).

Anne H. Monsoro-Burq, Patrick Pla, Simon Saule
Morgane Locker, Odile Bronchain, Frederic Coquelle

To provide an up-to-date landscape on melanocyte biology, for master and doctoral students as well as for researchers.

Pigment cell development: signals, differentiation and migration
Cell migrations in vivo, in embryos and cancer
Cutaneous and uveal melanomas
High throughput technologies and imaging for tumor analysis
Melanoma and therapies

Practicals: 3 weeks, 5 ECTS, 12 students max, registered in a French University.

Career Development: from academic research to private research.

Joint Institut Curie – Universite Paris-Sud 11 Course.
ECTS will be issued by Université Paris Sud-11 : for Paris-Sud 11 students or students from other french universities with a suitable agreement with Université Paris Sud-11 (fee). The attendence to the practical course is limited to 12 students. Doctoral students wil be able to validate these seminars for their graduate program in agreement with their doctoral school of origin. Attendance certificates will be issued for all participants. For details, please contact the organisers.

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