EMBO Practical Course: C. elegans: from genome editing to imaging 17 – 23 July 2022
Applications close 24 April
C. elegans is a popular experimental model that combines transparency, reproducible anatomy, traceable cell lineage, sequenced genome and facile genetics, allowing to dissect animal development, physiology, and behaviour across scales of genes, cells and tissues. This 7-day course will present experimental practices in C. elegans research, while introducing historic and up-to-date findings in various research topics.
Each day includes lectures, practicals, students flash-talks and interactive discussions with faculty. A series of methodologies commonly employed in C. elegans research will be presented in parallel practicals with rotating student groups by relevant experts. These experimental techniques span animal maintenance, handling, forward and reverse genetics, genome editing, imaging approaches for live and fixed samples, computational image analysis and other useful web resources. Meanwhile, lectures by internationally established researchers will present a variety of C. elegans research topics, spanning studies of the genome and epigenome, through cell cycle and death, to tissue specification, connectivity and function. A combination of senior and junior speakers will ensure a balanced view of pioneer breakthroughs and recent advances in the topics presented as well as the students’ interactions with researchers of different topics and career levels.
More information: https://www.embl.org/about/info/course-and-conference-office/events/cel22-01/