Cell Mechanics - CelTisPhyBio LabEx Training


This course will bring together physicists and biologists that are leading experts in the field of cell mechanics to teach the audience typical approaches to understand the implications of cell mechanics in cell function. The aim is to have in one session a biologist and physicist talking about the same subject, thus pointing out the different points of view of each discipline, the specific questions that are asked by each discipline and the way the questions are addressed. While learning the state of the art science in cell mechanics explained by a team of international experts, the audience will see the cultural differences, and the synergy effects that arise from interdisciplinary cooperation.


There will be 8 sessions of 3 hours each from January to March 2013. In each session, there will be a biologist and a physicist, each of them giving a lecture of 1 hour and a half.

Every Monday without classwork a journal club discussion the previous session will be organized. The journal club will be held Monday morning at 9h00 - 9h30 and include a small breakfast organized by the LABEX.

The course will be validated by three Doctoral Schools - attendence for at least 6 out of the 8 sessions recquired:
ED 515 / Complexité du vivant,
ED 474 / Frontières du vivant,
ED 107 / Ecole doctorale de physique.

No registration fees.


Master 2 students, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with a scientific background are invited to apply to the training. Seminars will be in English.

Conditions of selection

30 seats, 1st come - 1st served basis and motivation statement
Participation to at least 6 out of the 8 sessions is required.

Application deadline

November 30th, 2012


Timo Betz, Physical Chemistry Curie


Institut Curie
11-13 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
(cf. program below)

Results of selection

December 2012





Registration closed.

Course Programe