Every year, the Pasteur Institute of Paris organizes a course on Advances in Stem Cell Biology (ASCB). Directed by Professors Laure Bally-Cuif and Shahragim Tajbakhsh, this course brings together over twenty experts from around the world.
Over the course of two weeks, practical sessions and conferences follow one another, providing a comprehensive overview of various technologies and advancements in the field of stem cell biology.
Participants and instructors (S.Tajbakhsh, M.van de Wetering, B.Gayraud-Morel, L.Bideau, E.Gazave, G.Nigro, A.Martinez-Arias, M.Cohen-Tannoudji, L.Bally-Cuif, M.Huch) of the ASCB course in front of the historic building of the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France, 2023)
This year, 14 students were selected to participate in the course (master’s, PhD, and postdoctoral students). This exceptional experience allowed them to deepen their knowledge in the field of stem cells. They learned numerous techniques such as the culture of iPSCs, organoids, and gastruloids. They also became acquainted with different animal model systems, such as chicken embryos for studying early development stages or platynereis worms for regeneration studies. Grouped in pairs, participants have time to assimilate concepts and techniques, but more importantly, they share privileged moments with the rest of the group and the numerous speakers.
In addition to the concepts and techniques associated with stem cells, this course also addresses the importance of critical analysis, the limitations of using different models, and the significance of scientific integrity, communication, sharing, and exchanging current ideas.
Thanks to all the participants of this 2023 session!
The next session will take place from June 24th to July 5th, 2024, at the Pasteur Institute of Paris (France).
This two-week course combines lectures and practical sessions on leading edge technologies and questions in Stem Cell Biology.
- Stem cell strategies for organogenesis and regeneration
- Making iPS cells, organoids and gastruloids
- Leading-edge approaches in identification and analysis of stem cells
- Stem cells in distinct model organisms (Mouse, Chick, Zebrafish and Platynereis)
- Networking and discussion opportunities
Co-directors: Laure Bally-Cuif and Shahragim Tajbakhsh
Practicals: Barbara Gayraud-Morel
Application deadline: April 12th, 2024.
Information and online registration at https://vu.fr/vDHq
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