Pasteur course: Advances in stem cell biology

This two-week course combines lectures and practical sessions to leading edge technologies and questions in stem cells biology in the context of organogenesis and regeneration in different organisms.


This course is intended for research scientists and PhD students who already have laboratory experience and a good knowledge (equivalent to a Masters level) of developmental and cell biology. It provides a wide scope of how stem cells have adopted strategies to effect organogenesis and regeneration in different organisms.


The practical part covers methods and techniques that will allow participants to reproduce state of the art technologies in their own research activities. Leading-edge approaches in identification, derivation, analysis and imaging of stem cells will be presented. Distinct model systems and organisms have been chosen to expose the participants to the advantages and challenges in each paradigm and to provide added insights into the biology of stem cells. The models include mouse, zebrafish, Drosophila, and ES and iPS cells.


Lectures will be presented by selected speakers who investigate not only stem cells but also use innovative technologies.


Networking and discussion opportunities will be enhanced by the convivial formal and ad hoc discussion sessions in the teaching facilities.


The preliminary program of the course (PDF - 300 KB) can be downloaded to get detailed information on the general content of the course.


The committee of the course will evaluate applications.


Members of the Teaching Committee:


Michel Cohen-Tannoudji,

Ana Cumano,

Jérôme Gros,

Philippe Herbomel,

Francina Langa-Vives,

François Schweisguth,

Shahragim Tajbakhsh,

Monica Sala,

Hervé Waxin.


Practical information


Title of the course

Advances in stem cell biology


François Schweisguth

Genetics and development of Drosophila Unit

CNRS, URA 2578

Institut Pasteur


Shahragim Tajbakhsh

Stem cells and development unit

Institut Pasteur

Head of studies

Barbara Gayraud-Morel

Stem cells and development unit

Institut Pasteur






2 weeks


June 29 - July 11, 2015

Closing date for application

May 1, 2015


Institut Pasteur Diploma


Attending the course can be validated as a "module d'école doctorale (doctoral school module)" for students registered at partner universities.



On line registration

Registration fees

There are limited funds available for travel financial assistance.


Updated on 30/04/2015