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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.


9th meeting on Cilia, Flagella and Centrosomes

9th meeting on Cilia, Flagella and Centrosomes (CFC2015) will take place in the "hémicycle de la Maison de la Région Alsace" in Strasbourg from Monday 12th October at 14h to Wednesday 14 October 2015 à 13h. It is organised by Vincent Marion, Yvon Trottier and Julien Vermot.

Registration is open and is possible until 10th September at the following link.


The GDR will cover some of the costs. We are looking forward to meeting you again at this conference that follows up those in Carry, Lyon, Dourdan, Paris or Villefranche.

Radboud New Frontiers in Cilia Medicine
November 30th and December 1st 2015

Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Registration deadline : 1st November 2015


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


Lastest News

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.


Travel Grants

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.



« 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

To get to the heart of IFT ->