Pasteur course: Molecular biology of the cell

This four-week intensive laboratory and lecture course is organized in collaboration with the Institut Curie; it is devoted to the presentation of current concepts and new experimental techniques in the study of cellular functions.


Topics of lectures include functional organization of the cell, polarity and intracellular traffic communication, cellular signaling, cell migration and invasion, stem cells, apoptosis, autophagy, cell-pathogen interactions, cell cycle and mitosis.


The practical course provides training in culture of transfected and infected cells, in vitro reconstitution of cellular functions, gene inactivation and cutting edge techniques of live imaging.


The program of the course organized the previous year can be downloaded to get detailed information on the general flavor of the course; topics and practical works may change each year, without altering the general aims and means of the course.


Program of the course Molecular biology of the cell 2015-2016 (PDF)


Candidates must have a good knowledge of basic laboratory techniques at the Master degree level. The committee of the course will evaluate applications.


Members of the Teaching Committee :


R. Bruzzone (HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Hong Kong, SAR P.R. China),

C. Zurzolo (Institut Pasteur),

P. Chavrier (Institut Curie),

E. Coeffier (Institut Pasteur),

M.-H. Cuif* (Université Paris Saclay),

O. Kellermann (Institut A. Lwoff),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur),

J. Sobczak-Thepot* (Université P. et M. Curie),

P. Charnay (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris),

S. Vriz* (Université Paris-Diderot).


* University Representatives


Fellowships (1.500 Euros) will be awarded to the three best applicants from foreign countries to cover, in part, their travel accommodation expenses.


The final exam for participants not enrolled in a master 2 program of a partner university will take place on Friday February 5th, 2016; master 2 students from partner universities will take the final exam from February 8th to 12th, 2016.


Practical information


Title of the course Molecular biology of the cell

Roberto Bruzzone

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

Hong-Kong SAR, P.R. China


Philippe Chavrier


Institut Curie


Chiara Zurzolo

Membrane traffic and pathogenesis unit,

Institut Pasteur

Language English
Participants 20
Duration 4+1 weeks

January 9 - February 10, 2017

Closing date for application

September 9, 2016


Institut Pasteur Diploma


Diplôme d'Université (DU) from Paris Diderot University for people registering at this university (registration fees ≈ 250 €).


Credits for a Masters degree for students registered at partner universities.


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



On line registration

Registration fees


Updated on 26/05/2016

Course in partnership with Institut Curie


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