Marseille, France

From Data to Biology and Back

when 15 June 2021 - 24 June 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 50

We created the CENTURI Summer School to build bridges between scientists and engineers, allowing them to meet, exchange and work together on interdisciplinary projects.

The summer school, entitled “From data to biology and back”, will introduce major open questions in systems biology. It will address those questions through the use of state-of–the-art techniques for analyzing and modelling data sets, via hands-on projects.

The mornings will be dedicated to lectures by high-level speakers to tackle biology’s challenges in data analysis but also to presentation of experimental methods used to collect biological data in experimental labs and to specific sessions to better understand research and daily life in academia. The afternoons are dedicated to hands-on projects on biological data. Participants will work in small groups and use state-of-the-art equipment to collect and analyze biological data sets. Participants will also have the chance to present their project and benefit from valuable feedback from a tutor and a scientific committee.

The CENTURI Summer School is also coupled with the CENTURI internship program. This programme offers funded internships of 3 to 6 months in research laboratories. CENTURI internship program is the opportunity for engineering students to apply their skills in maths, physics and computer science to biological questions.

Students participating to the internship programme can also join the Summer School.

Target group

The CENTURI summer school is aimed at students from Master of Science and engineering schools with backgrounds in Physics, Mathematics and Computational Sciences who are interested in applying their skills towards problems in Biology.

The Summer School will welcome 25 students. Applicants should have some experience using Matlab and Python. Each student should bring a laptop.

Our workshop is aimed at students from engineering schools and Master’s in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science interested in Biology.

Course aim

The mornings will be dedicated to lectures by high-level speakers to tackle biology’s challenges in data analysis but also to presentation of experimental methods used to collect biological data in experimental labs and to specific sessions to better understand research and daily life in academia. The afternoons are dedicated to hands-on projects on biological data. Participants will work in small groups and use state-of-the-art equipment to collect and analyze biological data sets. Participants will also have the chance to present their project and benefit from valuable feedback from a tutor and a scientific committee.

Fee info

EUR 50: Registration fees: 75€

Students who joined our internship program are exempted from registration fees.