CENTURI Training Course

CENTURI Training Course

CENTURI provides training courses to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Each training is designed to help students acquire new skills.

Through CENTURI training courses, PhD students & postdoctoral fellows learn useful knowledge in various topics such as imaging and optics, paper writing or statistics.

Courses and workshops are animated by experts. The training courses are specially designed to suit the needs of students and give them tools for their career.

Training course

Paper writing 2020 - Session 2

December 07, 08 & 15, 2020

The second session of the training course Paper Writing will take place  on December 07, 08 & 15, 2020.

This training course is designed to teach PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows how to write a scientific paper and get it published.

During this training, students learn how to plan and outline their article and how to be clear and concise. They also learn useful strategies that can be used to facilitate the publication of their article.

The course is open to PhD students (2nd & 3rd year) and Postdocs and is limited to 12 participants.

This session will be a bit different than usual as it will take place exclusively online via Zoom.

The course is organised as follow:

  • 3 theoretical courses (December 07 -08)
  • 1 practical course (December 15)
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Instructor: David Karlin

Oral Communication 2020

October 14 & 28, 2020 and February 03 & 10, 2021

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This 2-day training course teaches you how to create fascinating oral presentations, customized for your audience.

Students will first review the basis of oral presentation and learn methodologies to design clear talks and use them to improve their talk. On the second day, students will each apply what they have been taught on the first day by presenting their talk in ordder to benefit from individual feedback from the trainer and other trainees.

The course is dedicated in priority to PhD students (1st and 2nd year) and is limited to 8 students.

2 training sessions (8 students / session) will take place, one in October and another one in December.

Programme:

  • Plan and outline your talk
  • Design an interactive talk
  • Design clear and attractive slides
  • Putt it into practice

Instructor: David Karlin

Location: Luminy Campus

Paper Writing

May 04-07, 2020

The CENTURI training course "paper writing" is designed to teach PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows how to write a scientific paper and get it published.

During this training, students learn how to plan and outline their article and how to be clear and concise. They also learn useful strategies that can be used to facilitate the publication of their article.

The course is organised as follow:

  • 3 theoretical courses
  • 1 practical course

 

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A Focus on Imaging

March 02-10, 2020

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©Agnes Baude - INMED

The "A focus on imaging" training course is an introductory course to different microscopy techniques, image analysis and programming. The course is dedicated to PhD students (1st and 2nd year) willing to explore the most advanced and popular techniques used for biological applications.

By the end of the training the students should have a good understanding of basic optics and imaging techniques as well as image analysis and programming.

Oral communication

December 02 & 09, 2019

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This 2-day training course teaches you how to create fascinating oral presentations, customized for your audience.

Students first learn methodologies to design clear talks and use them to improve their talk. On the second day, students each present their talk and benefit from individual feedback from the trainer and other trainees.

Programme:

  • Plan and outline your talk
  • Design an interactive talk
  • Design clear and attractive slides
  • Putt it into practice

Cell biology by the Numbers

November 04 - 08, 2019

The second edition of the training course "Cell biology by the numbers" took place from November 4 to 8, 2019. The course is taught by Rob Phillips, Professor at Caltech, and Muir Morrison (graduate students in Rob Phillips' lab).

The course aims to help students develop an intuition about the orders of magnitude in biology and the plausibility of a hypothesis. This course highlight a number of key figures that describe the life of the cells and the efforts required to make a final decision on their value.

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Paper writing

September 16 - 18, 2019

Paper writing

The CENTURI training course "paper writing" is designed to teach PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows how to write a scientific paper and get it published.

During these 3 days, students will learn how to plan and outline their article and how to be clear and concise. They will also learn useful strategies that can be used to facilitate the publication of their article.

The course is limited to 12 participants.

Programme

  • Planning and outlining your article
  • Being complete and convincing
  • Being clear and concise
  • Publishing

Instructor: David Karlin

Oral communication

May 15 & 22, 2019

This 2-day training course teach students how to create fascinating oral presentations, customized for your audience.

Students learn methodologies to design clear talks and use them to improve their talk. On the second day, students each present their talk and benefit from individual feedback from the trainer and other trainees.

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Programme:

  • Plan and outline your talk
  • Design an interactive talk
  • Design clear and attractive slides
  • Putt it into practice

 

Location: Luminy campus

Instructor: David Karlin

A Focus on Imaging

April 01-04, 18 & 23-24, 2019

© Pierre Recouvreux (IBDM)
© Pierre Recouvreux (IBDM)

This training is an introductory course to different microscopy techniques, image analysis and programming.

By the end of the training the students should have a good understanding of basic optics, wide field microscopy, confocal microscopy, F-techniques (FRAP), electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, dyes, detectors, single molecule imaging, super-resolution, light sheet microscopy, image processing and quantitative analysis.

Cell Biology by the Numbers

November 5-9 2018 | Workshop for biologists

The use of centralized, curated and quantitative data is becoming increasingly important in today’s biology. The course « Cell biology by the numbers » highlighted the key numbers which describe the lives of the cells and the necessary efforts to provide definitive statements about their value. Intended for biologists, this course provided participants with the appropriate mathematical tools to apprehend and explore the key numbers of cell biology and many key physico-chemical processes. The course provided key examples about sizes, concentrations, energies and key quantities that describe the living world, in both an entertaining and surprising fashion.

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© Steve Gschmeissner / Photo Researchers, Inc

Tutors

Rob Phillips is Professor of Biophysics, Biology and Physics at Caltech (California Institute of technology) and Head of the Physical Biology of the cell group. He works on the development of quantitative, theoretical models to describe a broad range of biological phenomena, such as the organization of the genome and gene regulation or the diversity and ecological role of viruses in their natural environments.

Griffin Chure is a biophycisist graduate student in the lab of Rob Phillips at Caltech.
He works on allosteric control in transcriptional regulation and on mechanosensitive channels.

A Focus on Imaging

12-13 & 16-18 April 2018

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This training provided an introductory course to different microscopy techniques, dedicated to PhD students willing to explore the most advanced and popular techniques used for biological applications.
"A focus on imaging" is composed of theoretical courses on the techniques basics and principle and hands-on practical in the laboratory in small groups.