Core courses

This theoretical and practical training is an introduction to image processing and analysis using the Image J software.

Organizer: Patricia Le Baccon

The U900 offers a series of courses in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and NGS data analysis to the staff of the Institut Curie, Research Center and Hospital Group. The program includes:
            - Approaches in biostatistics and research, explaining to participants the principles, methodologies, use of statistical methods and application in biology and clinical research.
            - Courses on software R which will be delivered in the form of additional exercises. The basis of the programming language R will be discussed and statistical approaches presented in the theoretical part will be implemented.
            - Application of skills acquired over a personal dataset.

The course is developed over 5 days. The first day will present an introduction to optogenetic basic principles and appplications given by Prof. Sophie Vriz (CdF and ParisVII) and Filippo Del Bene (Institut Curie).
The second, third and fourth day  will present lectures from experts in the field of optogenetic covering a broad spectrum of thematics and model systems:
-    Chemical approaches & multi photon microscopy
-    Fluorescence as a sensor for cellular physiology
-    Light control of protein activity
The last day is dedicated to students exams and presentations.

This is a theoretical and practical training to image processing and analysis using macro language of the ImageJ software. Introduction to R software will be also provided.
This course is adapted from EMBL Bio Image Data Analysis Master course.

The Training Unit is pleased to offer Lab Management Training for Postdocs for the first time from May 14-16th, 2014.

The U900 offers a course in Next-Generation Sequencing and data analysis to Institut Curie's staff, Research Center and Medical Section. The training is dedicated to biologists and bioanalysts interested in analyzing their own sequencing data and will cover the main NGS applications (DNA and RNA-seq).

Organizers:  Nicolas Servant and Vonick Sibut

The U900 offers a series of courses in biostatistics and bioinformatics to the staff of the Institut Curie, Research Center and Medical Section.

Organizer: Vonick Sibut

Four sessions (with the fourth session taking only half of the second day) will cover the following topics:

  • poster preparation
  • ideas for public engagement
  • preparation of graphical abstract and/or overview figures
  • an introduction to simple animation techniques on the second day

A short practical session will be delivered on day 2, on how to use the animation software Autodesk Maya.

How to structure a paper, convey your scientific message accurately and in polished English ; how to improve writing skills in general and develop an understanding of what is expected from an editorial point of view.

Organizer: Andrew Moore, Editor in Chief, BioEssays, Weinheim, Germany

This 3-hour training session will cover aspects such as: definition of scientific integrity, different types of scientific fraud and misconduct, their frequency and consequences, and also discuss good research practices and the importance of a responsible research for science and society. Plenty of time will be left for discussion in order to get feedback from the participants’ own experience.