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Multifaceted cilia and flagella
A large number of French laboratories are interested in cilia and flagella and decided to get together in a GDR ("Groupe De Recherche" supported by the CNRS). The member teams are studying these fascinating organelles through different model systems and with different point of view. With this GDR our goal is to encourage knowledge transmission by facilitating the scientific exchanges and catalysing new collaborations. Creating a GDR was a natural follow-up to the regular meetings organized each year: the "French Meeting on Cilia, Flagelle and Centrioles" or CFC. This website should provide an updated information on what's going on in the french cilia fields.
Summary of the Cilia 2014 meeting held in Paris
The conference was a great success with 411 registered delegates coming from 27 countries and 5 continents. Participants included 30 ciliopathy patients or their representatives and 93 students. In total, we had 65 oral presentations and 160 poster presentations that all turned out to be of exceptional quality. The first day allowed for discussions between patients, scientists, patient groups and clinicians and was a first experience for many. On the last day, awards were given to students who produced the best talk and the best poster presentations.
Hélène Dollfus (laboratoire de génétique médicale de l’université de Strasbourg & Unité Inserm 1112) is awarded the Prix Recherche INSERM 2014 for her work on the BBS and Alström syndrome.
GDR3581 CIL will provide a substantial part of it funding to help young researcher to travel and participate to international scientific meetings. 5000€ will be dedicated each year to this purpose, with a maximum of 1000€ per person.