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Course on Developmental Biology - 2010

Institut Curie and UPMC in collaboration with the Regenerative and Developmental Biology program of Harvard University. The program is proposed in two versions: a 5 week-long course including 3 weeks of practicals and 2 weeks of lectures (limited to 18 students) or a 2 week-long version including only the lectures (limited to 35).

Lectures: two weeks at the Institut Curie (18 - 30 October, 2010)
Practicals: three weeks at UPMC (27 September - 15 October 2010)

Organizers: Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Claire Fournier-Thibault, Muriel Umbhauer, Yohanns Bellaïche, Jean-René Huynh

This course is open to Master2 or PhD students.

Students will be selected on their University course and their motivation to attend the course.
All presentations and discussions will be in English for this European Course.
Students will present scientific articles and research projects related to the topics discussed.
Students and lecturers will have the opportunity to meet during an informal coffee break/lunch every day.

18 - 29 October, 2010
1 October 2010

Institut Curie - Paris

There are no registration fees.
Travel and accommodation are not covered, but foreign students or French students living outside the Parisian area can apply for fellowships at the time of registration. Selected students will be reimbursed.

Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas (Harvard), Claire Fournier-Thibault (UPMC), Muriel Umbhauer (UPMC), Yohanns Bellaiche (Institut Curie, Paris) and Jean-René Huynh (Institut Curie, Paris)

The aim of this program is an intensive laboratory and lecture course which provides a comprehensive coverage of the paradigms, problems and technologies of modern developmental biology. Students (M2 and PhD) receive training in theoretical and experimental aspects of normal cell development as well as abnormal aspects of these processes that may cause birth defects or diseases. They are exposed to a variety of embryonic systems, including genetic model system (C. elegans, Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse) and well-established experimental attributes (frog, chick) using state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodology. Lectures and seminars are given by renowned international researchers on topics including cell specification and differentiation, pattern formation, morphogenesis and organogenesis, intracellular signalling, developmental regulation of gene expression and embryonic stem cells.

The module is organized in sessions on the following themes:
Stem cells during development
Signalling pathways during development
Evolution and Development
Mesoderm derivatives
Development of the nervous system
Early vertebrate development
C. elegans as a worm model
Drosophila as a genetic model
Plant development
Development of marine organisms

Speakers:
S. Artavanis-Tsakonas (Harvard, USA), Y. Bellaiche (IC, Paris), D. Bourc'his (IC, Paris), J. Briscoe (MRC, London), P. Charnay (ENS, Paris), J. Collignon (IJM, Paris), F. Del Bene (IC, Paris), N. Dostatni (IC, Paris), E. Farge (IC, Paris), M.A. Felix (IJM, Paris), C. FFrench-Constant(Edinburgh), A. Grapin (EPFL, Lausanne), E. Heard (IC, Paris), T. Holstein (Heidelberg), E. Houlliston (UPMC, Villefranche), J.R. Huynh (IC, Paris), T. Jaffredo (UPMC, Paris), L. Kodjabachian (IBDM, Marseille), M. Labouesse (IGBMC, Strasbourg), P. Lemaire (IBDM, Marseille), J. Rink (Stowers Institute), N. Perrimon (Harvard, USA), O. Pourquié (IGBMC, Strasbourg), F. Relaix (Myology, UPMC, Paris), S. Schneider-Maunoury (UPMC, Paris), F. Schweisguth (Pasteur, Paris), H. Steinbeisser (Heidelberg), C. Stern (UCL, UK), C. Tabin (Harvard, USA), P. Trainor (Stowers, USA), J. Traas (ENS, Lyon), T. Vernoux (ENS, Lyon), Rolf Zeller (Basel, Switzerland).

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