Self-organization in multicellular systems

Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2019

The event

CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting will be an interdisciplinary workshop focusing on "Self-organization in multicellular systems". It is designed to gather scientists developing experimental, theoretical as well as modelling approaches in the search for principles that underlie the similar spatial and temporal organisation and dynamics across scales and biological contexts.

The meeting will take place in Cargèse (Corsica, France) from September 30 to October 4, 2019. The workshop is a unique opportunity to foster new collaborations and exchange about a wide range of topics in life science, especially cell biology and biophysics, developmental biology, neuroscience and immunology.

©Claire Bertet et Thomas Lecuit (IBDM)
©Claire Bertet et Thomas Lecuit (IBDM)

The event will tackle the spatial and temporal patterns across scales found in biological systems (such as cell migration and tissue morphogenesis, cell polarization and cell movement) and will try to answer to several questions such as How do such spatial and temporal dynamics arise? What are the respective contributions of biological control and self-organization?

CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting will include talks given by high level invited speakers from all over the world, as well as short talks and poster sessions.

Organising committee: 

Marc Bajenoff (CIML)
Jérôme Epsztein (INMED)
Thomas Lecuit (IBDM)
Pierre-François Lenne (IBDM)

The programme

CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting is happy to welcome 18 invited speakers in cell biology, biophysics, developmental biology, neurosciences, immunology and ethology:

  • William Bement (USA)
  • James Briscoe (UK)
  • Veronica Grieneisen (UK)
  • Olivier Hamant (France)
  • Anna Kicheva (Austria)
  • Matthew Krummel (USA)
  • Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil (France)
  • Ottoline Leyser (UK)
  • Sean Megason (USA)
  • Orly Reiner (Israel)
  • Hervé Rouault (France)
  • Jean-François Rupprecht (France)
  • Michael Sixt (Austria)
  • Nathalie Stroeymeyt (UK)
  • Guy Théraulaz (France)
  • Alessandro Treves (Italy)
  • Orion Weiner (USA)
  • Fred Wolf (Germany)

The programme of the meeting will be announced shortly.

The venue

CENTURI 2019 Scientific meeting will take place at the Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (Corsica, France).


Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse

Menasina D81

20130 Cargèse


Accommodation will be provided in the Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC) and in the neighbouring village.







Registrations to CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting are open until July 30, 2019. To register, please fill the form below. Once your registration has been validated, a link to our payment platform will be sent to you. The only method of payment is by credit/debit card. If you need a purchase order, please contact Mélina De Oliveira (

Please note that we will not be able to proceed to any registration refunds.


To give a short talk, please submit your abstract before June 30, 2019. Abstracts (300 words, text only) must be submitted online during your registration. The template is available on the registration page.

The number of talks being limited, a selection will be made by the Organising Committee. Abstracts not selected for a short talk might be selected to present a poster.

Registrations for posters are open until July 30, 2019.


Registration fees: 300€

The registration fees cover access to all talks and poster sessions, a copy of the symposium abstract booklet, accommodation (hotel room) as well as lunches and dinners during the event.

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