19-23 Nov 2018 Roscoff (France)

Modeling cell fate




To attend the conferences Jacques Monod, an abstract submission is mandatory,

Registrations request without abstract submission will not be processed, except in specific

cases (i. g. for Publishers : please contact chairperson).


Chairperson: Laure BALLY-CUIF

Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Institut Pasteur and CNRS UMR3738, 25 rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris France
Phone: +33 (0)1 4061 3202
Email: laure.bally-cuif@pasteur.fr


Vice-chairperson: Claude DESPLAN

Dept. Biology, New York University, 1009 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, New York NY 10003, USA
Phone: +1 212 998 8218
Email: cd38@nyu.edu


Developmental biology has become an interdisciplinary field, addressing the question of cell fate in the contexts of gene regulation but also of cellular history, cell geometries, the mechanical properties of cells and tissues, emerging population rules, and the 4D space-time dynamics of each cell and its environment. As a result, progress in the field is now tightly linked with advances in biophysics, mathematical modelling and quantitative approaches measuring these various components of cell and tissue behaviour.
Recognizing these needs, the 2018 edition of the CJM Developmental Biology series, entitled “Modeling Cell Fate”, will place emphasis on characterizing and modelling the dynamics of cell fate choices. In the context of living organisms, we will progress through all analysis scales, from the biophysics, biochemistry and 4D organization of the intracellular space and single molecules to the morphogenesis and functional assembly of the tissue. The conference program will be divided into 5 thematic sessions: (1) Emerging properties of cell populations; (2) Cell interactions sculpting tissues; (3) Physical properties of cells; (4) Cell lineages in embryos and tissues; (5) Stochasticity of gene regulation in patterning. Speakers will include experimentalists but also theorists of the mathematics and physics fields
Overall, this scientific program will address the most emerging issues of developmental biology questions and concepts, in an interdisciplinary manner, and will serve as a forum for scientists of biology, physics and mathematics backgrounds to interact.

Applications submission

Registration fee (including board and lodging)

460 € for PhD students
650 € for other participants


Application for registration   details here :
The total number of participants is limited to 115 and all participants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference. Selection is made on the basis of the affinity of potential participants with the topics of the conference. Scientists and PhD Students interested in the meeting should deposit on line :

- their curriculum vitae
- the proof of their student status
- the list of their main publications for the 3 last years
- the abstract of their presentation:

The abstract must respect the following template: TemplateResumeFile
- First line: title
- Second line: list of authors. Presenting author underlined
- Third line: author's addresses
- Fourth line: e-mail of the presenting author
Abstracts should be no longer than an A4 page and preferably be submitted in Times New Roman, font size 10 pts. No figures. ".docx" file format.

 After deadline, the organizers will select the participants. Except in some particular cases approved by the Chairperson, it is recommended that all selected participants present their work during the conference, either in poster form or by a brief in- session talk. The organizers choose the form in which the presentations are made. No payment will be sent with application. Information on how and when to pay will be mailed in due time to those selected.


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