Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

Course Information

Course Date: October 8 – October 21, 2017

Deadline: June 29, 2017 | Apply here

Tuition: $1600.00
Room and Board: $913.25
Financial Assistance Available: Yes

2016 Syllabus (PDF)

Directors: Isabelle Peter, California Institute of Technology; and Scott Barolo, University of Michigan

Course Description

This Course is intended for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professional scientists. It will continue for 10 intense days and will comprise morning lectures followed by workshop discussions; afternoon computer practicals leading to student projects; and wet lab demonstrations of gene regulatory perturbation analysis in vivo. Lectures will provide in depth analyses of well studied gene regulatory networks (GRNs) in both embryonic and post embryonic developmental systems; a comprehensive theory of developmental GRN structure and of the explanatory value of GRNs; and discussion of the rapidly growing area of GRN evolution. The practicals will include introduction and use of BioTapestry, the leading computational platform for representation of GRNs; outlines of kinetic analysis and GRN modeling, and relevant special topics in gene regulation as they pertain to development and evolution.

2016 Course Faculty & Lecturers

Scott Barolo, University of Michigan
James Briscoe, NIMR London
Doug Erwin, Smithsonian Institution
Bill Longabaugh, ISB, Seattle
Dave McClay, Duke
Roger Patient, Oxford
Isabelle Peter, Caltech
Rob Phillips, Caltech
John Reinitz, University of Chicago
Ellen Rothenberg, Caltech
Trevor Siggers, Boston University
Deborah Yelon, UC San Diego

Course Sponsors

This course is supported with funds provided by:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
NIH / National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Society for Developmental Biology