March 28, 2015

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

Course Date: October 11 – October 24, 2015

Deadline: July 29, 2015 | Online Application Form

2015 Syllabus (PDF)

Directors: Eric Davidson, California Institute of Technology; David McClay, Duke University
Assistant Director: Isabelle Peter, California Institute of Technology

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.

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

2015 Course Faculty

Justin Kumar, Indiana University
Harinder Singh, Cincinnati
Ellen Rothenberg, Caltech
Roger Patient, Oxford
James Briscoe, NIMR London
Arthur Lander, UCI
Martha Bulyk, Harvard Med
Bill Longabaugh, ISB, Seattle
Scott Barolo, University of Michigan
Dave McClay, Duke
Isabelle Peter, Caltech
Eric Davidson, Caltech