LabEx courses

The LabEx DEEP strengthens integration between training and research, organizing and supporting unique international courses feeding PSL Master programs. Each of them welcomes about 35 Master/PhD students–members of PSL, associated universities and participants from all over the world. Lectures given by invited speakers are opened to the local scientific community.
In addition, since 2016 DEEP co-organizes with the ENS the PSL-course on History, Epistemology and Ethics of Science.
  • Developmental Biology Course

The aim of the program is to provide the participants with a comprehensive coverage of the paradigms, problems and technologies of modern Developmental Biology, paying particular attention to stem cells.
Training in theoretical and experimental aspects of normal and abnormal development is developed through a variety of embryonic systems using state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodology.

Next course: Autumn 2023


  • Epigenetics Course

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of epigenetic mechanisms and their link to chromatin dynamics. The different functions of the nucleus involving the genome and its organization will be discussed with an emphasis on technological limits and the new experimental approaches being developed today. Links between the disruption of nuclear functions and the development of human pathologies will be discussed.

In 2023, the Institut Curie Epigenetics course is joining forces with the QLife Winter School on Quantitative Biology, offering a program organized in partnership with the Department of Biology at the ENS Paris. Thanks to this partnerships, participants can choose between different course modalities: theoretical courses and/or digital workshops on data analysis

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Next course: March 2023


  • Non-coding Genome Course

This course will explore the versatility of non-genic DNA elements and non-coding RNAs across a spectrum of cellular processes, in humans and model organisms, and their implication in physiology and disease. Internationally recognized experts will present their latest findings related to the identification and functional characterization of the noncoding genome and discuss novel concepts in genome regulation and evolution, with a strong emphasis on experimental and computational tools. Thematic sessions will include long and small non-coding RNAs, transposable elements, structural DNA repeats and non-coding regulatory elements. This course will offer to young students and research fellows the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and discuss their work with an international scientific community in a warm and stimulating environment at the Institut Curie in Paris.

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Next course: May 2023 - registrations are now open


  • Raising awareness on History, Epistemology and Ethics of Science 

This module aims to better understand the nature of scientific knowledge, to appreciate their place in our societies, and to discern ethical issues related to both the development of this knowledge and its application. Such a training, associating philosophical reflection, historical studies and discussions on the ethical issues of scientific knowledge, has become indispensable to all those who will work tomorrow in research or, more generally, in all the professions related to it. It will enable you not only to improve your researcher’s approach but also to develop a civic awareness on these issues, and to be better prepared for dialogue with society.

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Next course: starting January 2023

Developmental Biology
Non coding Genome