Marseille, France

From Data to Biology and Back

blended course
when 20 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
language French
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 75

Traditionally, scientists and engineers have distinct jobs: while scientists experiment and discover, engineers design and build. But this distinction no longer stands today, and engineers participate in the scientific process of discovery in many ways. This is particularly true since the advent of technologies for high-throughput data acquisition in fields such as genomics and neuroscience, that allow studying the structure, function, growth and chemistry of living systems with unprecedented resolution. New mathematical and computing methods may contribute to a better understanding of the complexity and dynamics of living systems.

The time has come for reverse engineering biological systems: in the century ahead, engineers will be essential contributors for understanding many unanswered questions in biology.

Course leader

- Arnaud Fontanet (Institut pasteur)
-Lluis Quintana Murci (Collège de France),
- Adrienne Fairhall (Washington University)
- Thomas Walter (Centre for Computational Biology (CBIO))
- Thomas Lecuit (IBDM, Collège de France)
- Rosa Cossart (Inmed)

Target group

The Summer School will welcome 25 students.  Applicants should have some experience using Matlab and Python. Each student should bring a laptop.
The CENTURI summer school is aimed at students from Master of Science and engineering schools (Bachelor students in their final year are also accepted) with backgrounds in Physics, Mathematics and Computational Sciences who are interested in applying their skills towards problems in Biology. 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.

Our Summer School is aimed at students from Master of Science and engineering schools (Bachelor students in their final year are also accepted) with backgrounds in Physics, Mathematics and Computational Sciences who are interested in applying their skills towards problems in Biology.

Course aim

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

Credits info

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

Students participating to the internship programme can also join the Summer School. For more information visit our website.

Fee info

EUR 75: Students who joined our internship program are exempted from registration fees.

For informal enquiries: info@centuri-livingsystems.org