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Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

Posted by , on 19 June 2018

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

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

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