Applications are now open for this year’s Gene Regulatory Networks for Development which will be at The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, USA from October 14- 27. The application deadline is July 20. The course is for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members and it focuses on using experimental data and computational modeling to analyze gene regulatory networks that are key to development in animals and plants.
This unique course is an intense and always interesting experience and has drawn rave reviews in all of its previous incarnations. Students will meet with experts in the field for an in-depth treatment of experimental and computational approaches to GRN science. Through lectures, highly interactive discussions, and group projects we will explore the GRN concept and how it can be applied to solve developmental mechanisms in various systems and contexts. Topics include structural and functional properties of networks, GRN evolution, cis-regulatory logic, experimental analysis of GRNs, examples of solved GRNs in a variety of developmental contexts, and the computational analysis of network behaviour by continuous and discrete modelling approaches.
Travel fellowships are available.
For more information about the course, go to www.mbl.edu
The 2018 GRN course faculty:
Scott Barolo, University of Michigan
James Briscoe, The Francis Crick Institute, London
Fernando Casares, Andalusian Center for Developmental Biology, Spain
Ken Cho, University of California, Irvine
Doug Erwin, Smithsonian Institution
Robb Krumlauf, Stowers Institute
Bill Longabaugh, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle
Lee Niswander, University of Colorado, Denver
Isabelle Peter, Caltech
John Reinitz, University of Chicago
Ellen Rothenberg, Caltech
Trevor Siggers, Boston University