International multidisciplinary courses

This course focuses on the cell shape changes that occur during cell motility and embryonic development, with an emphasis on the physical mechanisms involved in these biological processes. Lecturers and participants will be both physicits and biologists. Conferences will be in English.

Organizers: Cécile Sykes and Julie Plastino

The aim of this course (theory and practice) of 4 weeks is to attract an international group of students (Master students and youg PhD students) to this research area by bringing together leading scientists for a series of state-of the-art lectures and cutting edge practical sessions. The practical course provides training in cell culture of transfected and infected cells, in vitro reconstitution of cellular functions, gene inactivation, and introduces students to cutting edge techniques of live imaging. Every week a specific theme is tackled and talks and experiments alternate.

Course description and programme  on the website of the Institut Pasteur.

Organizers: Roberto Bruzzone, Philippe Chavrier, Chiara Zurzolo

The Institut Curie and UPMC organize their 2nd International Developmental Biology course in collaboration with the Regenerative and Developmental Biology programme of Harvard University from 26 September to 28 October, 2011.

Practicals:  26 September - 15 October, 2011 (3 weeks)
Lectures
: 17 - 28 October, 2011 (2 weeks)

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

The 4th European Course of in vivo Preclinical Assays in Cancer Therapy is an extensive training programme designed to educate and update the biomedical research community on current trends and technological advances in in vivo preclinical assays in cancer.
This course focuses mainly on use of tumour xenograft in mice and genetic engineered mouse models in anticancer drug testing context, including also antitumor immune response study, pharmacology and ethics. Experience of industrial pharmaceutical reserarch will complete this session.

Organizers: Virginie Dangles-Marie, Elisabetta Marangoni, Sergio Roman-Roman

The general objective of this course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in membrane trafficking at different levels: molecular and structural, in reconstitution systems, and in the cell and organism.

Organizers: Guillaume Montagnac, Winfried Römer, Danijela Vignjevic

This course focuses on breast cancers both on a biological and a clinical point of view. This course will cover the biology of breast cancers from pathology, the diagnostic of the disease, the different treatments with presentation of present and on going trials and modalities of follow-up. A special focus will emphasize the recent data on basal-like and hereditary breast cancers, their new therapeutic strategies and what next generation sequencing provides in breast cancer biology.

Organizers: Anne Vincent-Salomon and Jean-Yves Pierga

The objective is to provide an overview of the epigenetic mechanisms and their link to chromatin dynamics. The different functions of the nucleus involving the genome and its organization will be discussed with an emphasis on the technological limits and the new experimental approaches developed today. Links between the disruption of nuclear function and the development of human pathologies will be presented.

Organizers: Geneviève Almouzni et Nathalie Dostatni

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

The objective is to provide an overview of the epigenetic mechanisms and their link to chromatin dynamics. The different functions of the nucleus involving the genome and its organization will be discussed with an emphasis on the technological limits and the new experimental approaches developed today. Links between the disruption of nuclear function and the development of human pathologies will be presented.

Organizers: Geneviève Almouzni and Nathalie Dostatni

The general objective of the course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in cell division and migration at diffferent levels: molecular and structural, in reconstitution systems and in the cell and organism.

Organizers: Maud Hertzog, Guillaume Montagnac, Danijela Vignjevic