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Qlife winter school : Systems Immunology

March 2-6, 2020
Application deadline : December 3, 2019

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Coordination :

Patrick Charnay, Biology department, ENS Paris, PSL

Format :

Hours : 34h (15h lectures + 15h numerical and pen-and-paper practicals + 4h students presentations and posters)
Credits : 3 ECTS
Semester : 2nd semester
Maximum number of students : 24

Presentation

Aims :

This workshop is part of a new series of winter schools organized by PSL and its Qlife program in quantitative biology and taught at the Ecole normale supérieure. It aims at familiarizing participants with the latest concepts and technical developments, as well as current issues and practical know-how in the interdisciplinary research field of quantitative systems immunology. Such issues will be addressed at both single cell and global levels. In addition to lectures from a broad range of experts, participants will be introduced to the know-how through performing hands on computational analyses and pen-and-paper theoretical estimates.

Themes :

In addition to the lectures that will cover various topics within the field, practical workshops will be organized on the following themes :
-  Single cell transcriptomics
-  T cell receptor repertoire analysis
-  Quantitative estimates in immunology
-  Quantitative estimates in cell population dynamics
The first two practical are computational in nature and will run in parallel. As will the last two, which are instead theoretical/estimate based. Participants will therefore have to choose one within each group (i.e. Single cell transcriptomics or T cell receptor repertoire and either of the Quantitative estimates). Depending on the distribution of the requests, we cannot guarantee that each participant will get his first choice in each case.

Organization :

The workshop spends a week, from Monday March 2 morning, until Friday March 6 evening. It takes place in the Biology Department of the Ecole normale supérieure and includes lectures in the morning, and workshops as well as a keynote speech in the afternoon. Lunch and some of the dinners are taken together with the instructors and speakers to foster further discussions. Students are housed on site. Evaluation for Master 2 students will be based on oral presentations of the workshop projects.

Application (deadline December 3, 2019) :

The winter school is limited to 24 participants. It is open to M2 students and PhD students, as well as postdocs, engineers and junior scientists with backgrounds in biology, physics, computer science or mathematics. Basic experience in file manipulation under Unix/Linux and in Python or R programming is required. Registration fees : 150 € for academic participants. It covers food and lodging. Some travel grants will be available.

i) Register through the following link : Registration
ii) and provide a CV, a motivation letter (including justification for travel grant if requested) and a supporting letter from a supervisor to : Melissa Dewulf
with
Q-Life System Immunology winter school 2020” as object.

Lecturers and instructors :

Grégoire Altan-Bonnet, NCI, Bethesda, USA
Philippe Bousso, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Sarah Cobey, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Rob de Boer, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Florent Ginhoux, A*STAR, Singapore
Claire Hivroz, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Encarnita Mariotti-Ferrandiz, Sorbonne Université, Paris France
Pierre Milpied, CIML, Marseille, France
Thierry Mora, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France
Nina Papavasiliou, DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
Leïla Perié, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Claude-Agnès Reynaud, Université Paris-Descartes, Paris France
Hélène Salmon, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Aleksandra Walczak, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France
Josh Waterfall, Institut Curie, Paris, France