Interdisciplinary School in 3D Genomics : From experiments to models and back.

The folding of chromosomes inside the cell nucleus plays an essential role in the regulation of genome functions. However, the underlying biological and physico-chemical mechanisms are still poorly understood, empeding any reliable quantitative predictions of genome organisation and activity changes when subject to perturbations or diseases. "3D Genomics" addresses such questions and now represents a booming field due to the recent development of high-resolution and high-throughput experimental approaches. Due to the inherent complexity of experimental data, this domain of biology benefits greatly from physical modelling and statistical data analyses. During the last decade, spectacular advances in the understanding of the coupling between genome structure and functions have been obtained thanks to the interaction of these different scientific disciplines. This school aims at enhancing such interdisciplinary communication by training the next generation of researchers in 3D Genomics to state-of-the-art experimental, modelling, numerical and data analysis approaches.

The School will be an opportunity for participants to interact directly with prominent scientists in this rapidly growing field. In order to facilitate casual interactions, there will be time for skiing in the afternoon. The pedagogical scheme is as follows (see programme):

  • Morning sessions with plenary lectures
  • Early afternoon free
  • End of afternoon sessions devoted to parallel computer practicals
  • Evening sessions for selected short talks and for posters 

Participants are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract of their current work to be presented as a poster in order to facilitate scientific interactions. Some abstracts will be selected for short talks by the Scientific Committee. Student fellowships are also available and will be awarded to cover registration fees on the basis of the submitted abstract.





Grenoble Alpes Data Institute




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