Cours international

5th course on Cytoskeleton: Cytoskeleton in cell organization - 2013

Cell biology, cell migration, cell division, polarity, cytoskeleton

The general objective of this course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in cell functions at different levels: molecular, cellular and in the living organism. The course will introduce all three cytoskeleton networks: actin, microtubules and intermediate filaments. The course will cover general mechanisms of cell migration, cell polarity and cell division focusing on the role of cytoskeleton-dependent trafficking and cytoskeleton-based organelles such as the centrosome.
Lecturers and participants will be both physicists and biologists. Conferences will be in English. Each day will include four-five one-hour lectures and participant presentations in English.

Organizers: Danijela Vignjevic, Guillaume Montagnac

PhD and Master 2 students.

Twenty participants will be selected among PhD and Master students of all nationalities on the basis of research interests and motivation statement. 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" or 6 ECTS at the Master program of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

May 13 - 17, 2013
7 March 2013

Institut Curie, 12 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

Mid-march 2013

No registration fees are requested. All lunches and 3 dinners will be provided by Institut Curie.
For participants who ask for it, lodging in double rooms will be provided and reimbursed by Institut Curie for the 6 nights (Sunday May 12th-Friday May 17th 2013).

Participants' home laboratories are responsible for paying for travel.

We advise participants living outside Paris and its area to plan to arrive on Sunday May 12th in the afternoon/evening and not to depart before Saturday May 18th in the morning.

Danijela Vignjevic & Guillaume Montagnac (Institut Curie, CNRS UMR144)

Biochemistry and biophysics of actin
Microtubules dynamics
Microtubules post-translational modifications
Intermediate filaments in cell architecture
Cytoskeleton in cell division
Intracellular trafficking during cytokinesis
Cytoskeleton in cell polarity
Cytoskeleton in cell migration
Cytoskeleton in wound healing
Axon guidance

Each participant will give a 15-minute oral presentation of his/her work (maximum 3 PowerPoint slides).