Interdisciplinary spring school on animal and plant morphogenesis

We organize next spring (Feb 26-March 4, 2017) in a beautiful estate 30 kilometers north of Montpellier, France, The Hameau de l'Etoile.

This Spring school is destined to early career researchers (masters students to early post-docs) and will focus on the genetic and evolutionary aspects of morphogenesis. We aim to bring together students of various biological and physical/mathematical backgrounds to breed a new generation of interdisciplinary cellular and developmental biologists. We thus encourage applications from candidates with Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Computer science backgrounds interested to broaden their skills and interests.

Each day, two morning lectures (see poster below) will be followed by afternoon computation practicals in form of small research projects. There is no specific requirement in computing skills, except a keen interest to discover the world of programming.

Registration fees including participation to the scientific programme, full board accommodation and transports to and from the Montpellier Saint Roch railway station are 400 euros (250 euros for SFBD members). Registration fee waivers and travel grants are available if a justified request is made at the time of application.

To register, send a CV, letter of motivation, financial support request if applicable, and reference letter from at least one professor or scientific supervisor to Patrick Lemaire: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application deadline: december 15th, 2016

The event is supported by the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS, Paris), The Institute for Computational Biology (IBC, Montpellier), and the French Society for Developmental biology (SFBD).

We thank you for spreading the information to potential candidates.

Best wishes,
Patrick Lemaire, CRBM, CNRS, Montpellier
Christophe Godin, Virtual Plants, INRIA, Montpellier

 Interdisciplinary spring school on plant and animal morphogenesis