1st INDEPTH Training School

Thursday, 21 June 2018

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The first INDEPTH Training School on 3D Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FiSH) & Image Analysis will be organized from October 15-19th, 2018 at Clermont-Ferrand, a wonderful place surrounded by ancient volcanoes.

Objectives: The school is designed for doctoral students and researchers that need to employ FISH as well as 3D image processing and analysis techniques. The program will give the attendees the opportunity to learn from specialists in the field, to perform their own practical experiments and to present and discuss their research results. 

FISH methods are widely used in biology to determine the presence/absence or the position of a nucleic acid sequence (DNA or RNA) within a cell or a nucleus. Our first objective is to train the attendees on recent developments in 3D DNA and RNA-FISH using mainly Arabidopsis thaliana as a model species. Whole mount cotyledon, root tip squashes as well as acrylamide embedded methods will be practiced. The second objective will be to give the basic knowledge and practical courses for analyzing images. Trainees will be asked to bring their own laptop in order to install all the required open source softwares during the training session.

Audience: Everyone from the partner countries of the INDEPTH COST-Action is welcomed to apply (list of countries here). The number of attendees is limited to 12 and candidates and will be selected based on their motivation letter and CV. The closing date for applications is September 7th 2018.

Registration: Please registered here and upload your CV and a motivation letter explaining in which way the techniques acquired in this training school would be useful assets to your scientific project.

Trainers for practical courses and lectures: 

Paul FRANSZ from the University of Amsterdam, Synthetic Systems Biology and Nuclear Organization 

Stefanie ROSA from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Department of Plant Biology

Hank BASS from the Florida State University, Department of Biological Science 

Sophie DESSET, Caroline VACHIAS, Pierre POUCHIN and Tristan DUBOS from the Université Clermont Auvergne, Laboratory of Genetics, Reproduction and Development (GReD).

Lecturers for theoretical introduction & examples of FISH application:

Monica PRADILLO from the Complutense University of Madrid, Department of Genetics 

Célia BAROUX from the University of Zürich, Institute of Plant Biology 

Aline PROBST from the Université Clermont Auvergne (Local organizer): Laboratory of Genetics, Reproduction and Development (GReD).

Accommodation, catering and travellingfees will be supported by the INDEPTH COST-Action.