Cytoskeleton in 3D systems
The general objective of this 9th cytoskeleton course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in 3D systems at different levels: molecular, cellular and in the living organism. The course will provide introductions to the main cytoskeleton networks as well as to the main knowledge in force generation and tissue mechanics. The course will cover general mechanisms of cytoskeleton functions, in the organization and the maintenance of tissue shape and mechanics in different conditions, systems and organs: during development, on monolayers, in gut homeostasis, during the immunological response, in cancer and in the brain.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together biologists and experimental and theoretical physicists to discuss current topics in cell motility from different perspectives. A strong focus is made on the interaction during the talks and in between sessions. We aim at a mixed audience with a diverse scientific background and different levels of professional experience from students to leading scientists in the field.
Cell motility is a key process required for development, immune response and cancer invasion. The course is organized to first give a detailed summary of the different motility modes and the processes involved. The goal is to combine the biological background with physical approaches to understand the details of cell motility and its implication in the different biological functions.