Cours international

6th course on Developmental Biology, from stem cells to organogenesis - 2015

The aim of the programme is to provide the participants with a comprehensive coverage of the paradigms, problems and technologies of modern Developmental Biology paying particular attention to stem cells.

Training in theoretical and experimental aspects of normal and abnormal development is developed through a variety of embryonic systems using state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodology.

Institut Curie and Université Pierre et Marie Curie organize their 6th International Developmental Biology course in collaboration with the Stowers Institute for Medical sciences of Kansas City from September 21 to October 23, 2015.

Practicals: September 21 - October 9, 2015 (3 weeks)
Lectures: October 12 - 23, 2015 (2 weeks)

Organizers: Allison Bardin, Yohanns Bellaïche, Claire Fournier-Thibault, Jean-René Huynh, Muriel Umbhauer

The programme is proposed in two versions:
- a 5 week-long course including 3 weeks of practicals and 2 weeks of lectures (limited to 18 students)
- a 2 week-long version including only the lectures (limited to 35).

Students will present scientific articles related to the topics discussed.
Students and lecturers will have the opportunity to meet during an informal coffee break/lunch every day.

The UPMC grants 12 ECTS for the 5 week-long course and 6 ECTS for the 2 week-long course.

This course is open to Master 2 or PhD students. Students will be selected on their University scientific background and their motivation to attend the course. There are no registration fees.

Practicals: Sept 21 - Oct 9, 2015 / Seminars: Oct 12 - 23, 2015
2 September 2015

Practicals: Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Seminars: Institut Curie

Cell polarity and migration during development
Early vertebrate development
Development of the nervous system
Stem cells during development
Plant development
Development of marine organisms
Evolution and Development


M. Averof (IGFL, Lyon, FR)
A. Bardin (Institut Curie, Paris, FR)
D. Duprez (UMR7622, IBPS, UPMC, Paris, FR)
S. Fre (Institut Curie, Paris, FR)
S. Gilbert (Swarthmore College, US)
A. Grapin-Botton (University of Copenhagen, DK)
J. Gros (Institut Pasteur, Paris, FR)
T. Holstein (Heidelberg University, DE)
T. Jaffredo (UMR 7622, IBPS, UPMC, Paris, FR)
C. Kalcheim (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL)
S. Kühl (University of Ulm, DE)
M. Labouesse (IGBMC, Strasbourg, FR)
P. Lemaire (CRBM, Montpellier, FR)
N. Papalopulu (University of Manchester, UK)
M. Perron (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, FR)
O. Pourquié (Harvard, Cambridge, USA/IGBMC, Strasbourg, FR)
B. Prud'homme (IBDM, Marseille, FR)
A. Sanchez-Alvarado (Stowers Institute, Kansas City, USA)
D. St Johnston (Cambridge University, UK)
C. Stern (University College, London, UK)
S. Schulte-Merker (Hubrecht Institute, NL)
F. Schweisguth (Institut Pasteur, Paris, FR)
M. Tanaka (NIBB, Okazaki, JP)
P. Trainor (Stowers Institute, Kansas City, USA)
MH. Verlhac (Collège de France, Paris, FR)
J. Vermot (IGBMC, Strasbourg, FR)
T. Vernoux (ENS, Lyon, FR)
T. Xie (Stowers Institute, Kansas City, USA)