Pasteur course: 4th Advances in Stem Cell Biology Course





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 Master level) in 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 program of the course organized the previous year can be dowloaded for more detailled information on the course; some topics and practical works may change from year to year, without altering the general frame and means of the course.


Travel assistance : a limited number of bursaries are available for travel assistance. Contact Vania ROSAS MAGALLANES.


The committee of the course will evaluate applications.


Members of the Teaching Committee :


Michel Cohen-Tannoudji (Institut Pasteur)
Glenda Comai (Institut Pasteur)
Ana Cumano (Institut Pasteur)
Jérôme Gros (Institut Pasteur)
Philippe Herbomel (Institut Pasteur)
Francina Langa-Vives (Institut Pasteur)
François Schweisguth (Institut Pasteur)
Shahragim Tajbakhsh (Institut Pasteur)
Monica Sala(Institut Pasteur)
Hervé Waxin(Institut Pasteur).


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

Glenda Comai

Stem cells and development unit - Institut Pasteur






2 weeks


May 2-14, 2016

Closing date for application

1st February 2016


Institut Pasteur Diploma


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



On line registration

Registration fees

There are limited funds available for travel financial assistance.


Mis à jour le 05/11/2015