Molecular biology of the cell

This five-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 frame of the course; some 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 2013-2014 (PDF - 400 Ko)


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 Centre, Hong Kong, SAR China),

Ph. Chavrier (Institut Curie),

E. Coeffier (Institut Pasteur),

M.-H. Cuif (Université Paris 11),

O. Kellermann (Institut A. Lwoff),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur),

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

M. Volovitch (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris),

S. Vriz (Université Paris-Diderot) et C. Zurzolo (Institut Pasteur).


* 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.


Participants not enrolled in a master 2 program of a partner university will take finish the course on Friday February 6th, 2015, and master 2 students will and take the final exam from February 9th to 13th, 2015.


Practical information


Title of the course Molecular biology of the cell


Roberto Bruzzone

HKU-Pasteur Research Centre

Hong-Kong SAR China


Philippe Chavrier


Institut Curie

Head of studies

Chiara Zurzolo

Membrane traffic and pathogenesis unit,

Institut Pasteur

Language English
Participants 20
Duration 4+1 weeks
Dates January 12th to February 13th, 2015 and February 9th to 13th, 2014
Closing date for application

September 5, 2014


Institut Pasteur Diploma


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


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


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



On line registration


Registration fees


Mis à jour le 08/01/2015

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