Cours international

6th course on Non-Coding Genome - 2017

Non-Coding Genome: non-coding RNAs as pivotal players of cell homeostasis, stress responses and disease.

The success of the course relies on an active participation of the trainees in discussions and exchange with invited speakers, the poster presentation of their own scientific projects, Journal Clubs by reviewing and presenting key articles in the field chosen by the speakers.

This course will explore the versatility of non-coding RNAs, a diverse and prevailing class of transcripts that engage in numerous biological processes across every branch of life in all living organisms from bacteria to humans. Word-famous researches will expose their very last discoveries in identification and biogenesis to functional roles of non-coding RNAs in physiology and human disease. It will provide an opportunity to young students and research fellows to discuss their work with an international scientific community in a warm and stimulating environment of Institut Curie.

Organizers: D. Bourc'his, Ines Drinnenberg, E. Heard, A. Londono, A. Morillon, M. Pinskaya, A. Shkumatava, F. Toledo

- Master (M2) and PhD students (up to 20 persons) from French and European universities. 10 positions are reserved to M2 students from UPMC (application deadline: September 30, 2016)
- Young research fellows
- Open access to scientific community of Ile-de-France, subject to availability

Selection upon basis of applications (CV, motivation letter, references).

February 24 - March 3, 2017
13 November 2016

BDD Hall/Lecture Hall, Institut Curie
11-13, rue Pierre & Marie Curie, 75005 Paris

Beginning of November 2016

No registration fees

Déborah Bourc’his (CR, CNRS/Inserm)
Ines Drinnenberg (PI, Institut Curie)
Edith Heard (DRCE, CNRS/Inserm)
Arturo Londoño (CR, CNRS)
Antonin Morillon (DR, CNRS)
Marina Pinskaya (MCU, UPMC)
Alena Shkumatova (Institut Curie)
Franck Toledo (PR, UPMC)

High throughput sequencing
Small non-coding RNAs
Long non-coding RNAs
Antisense long non-coding RNAs
Non-coding RNA in normal and pathological development
ncRNAs as genetic tools, biomarkers and therapeutic targets

1) Journal club:
The course will include workshops where participants will present latest research articles from the field of ncRNA chosen by invited speakers, as well as a poster session where students will present and discuss their research projects.
2) Poster :
Participants will present and discuss their current research projects during two poster sessions (poster format A0, 84,1 x 118,9 cm).
3) “Scientific carrier” and “Scientific fraud” organized Saturday (February 25, 2017)

UPMC - Université Paris VI
This course makes part of the UPMC 5V429 course. It is equivalent to 6 ECTS (or 70 hours).