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Welcome on the GDR3581 website

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.

Travel Grants

GDR3581 CIL will provide a substantial part of it funding to help young researchers to travel and participate to national or international scientific meetings. This year, 2,500€ will be dedicated to this purpose, with a maximum of 1000€ per person. The deadline for 2015 is Friday 23rd October.



EMBO Conférence, Cilia 2016
4–7 October 2016 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

early registration deadline: 1st July 2016


Get poster...

Cilia, Cytoskeleton and Cancer
April 25/26th 2016

Organized by Dr Toby Hurd and Dr Susan Farrington

Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

Earlybird registration and Abstract deadline: 22 February 2016


9th meeting on Cilia, Flagella and Centrosomes

The meeting gathered more than 80 participants, with about 30 oral presentations and 16 posters. The awards for best presentations were given to

Conférences orales
Eloïse Bertiaux (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
A new model for regulation of flagellum length in Trypanosoma brucei
Rita Fereira (IGBMC, Strasbourg)
Order and coherence of 3D cilia positioning in the left-right organizer

Samantha Carrillo-Rosas (IGBMC Strasbourg)
Role Of Ataxin-7 In The Development Of The Zebrafish Retina
Antoine Donati (UPMC, Paris)
Polarization of motile cilia in zebrafish floor plate cells

Lastest News

12/03/2015 Nathalie Spassky, responsable de l'équipe Biologie des cils et neurogénèse, a obtenu un ERC Consolidator Grant.

19/02/2015 Alice Meunier reçoit la médaille de bronze du CNRS pour ses travaux sur les mécanismes d'amplification des centrosomes dans les cellules multi-ciliées.

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.

Plus d'infos...


« miR-34/449 control apical actin network formation during multiciliogenesis through small GTPase pathways » (Nature Communications)

« BMP signalling controls the construction of vertebrate mucociliary epithelia » (Development)

« The role of primary cilia in corpus callosum formation is mediated by production of the GLI3 repressor » (Human Molecular Genetics)

A l'occasion du congrès Cilia2014, Médecine/Sciences consacre un numéro thématique aux Cils primaires et ciliopathies.

Le centriole fils gouverne la formation des cils motiles

-> article CNRS
-> article Nature

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