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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.

Lastest News

Gordon Research Conference on Cilia, Mucus and Mucociliary Interactions
"Modeling and Targeting Mucociliary Function in Health and Disease: Genes to Cells to Interaction Networks and Tissues"

February 17 - 22, 2019, Lucca (Barga), ITALY

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A day et the cell center
to celebrate the career of Michel Bornens and his contribution to cell biology

the 17th of May 2019 at the Curie Insitute (Constant Burg amphitheatre)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are really pleased to announce a special symposium to celebrate the career of Michel Bornens and his contribution to cell biology. This symposium will reunite Michel Bornens' collaborators and ex-students to discuss the latest in the centrosome field and enjoy a day of discussion and friendship.
As collaborators, ex-PhD students,ex- post-doctoral fellow or friends of Michel you will contribute greatly to the success of this day by just coming. The symposium will be held on the 17th of May 2019 at the Curie Insitute (Constant Burg amphitheatre). The day is free of charge and includes lunch and dinner. Do not forget to register before the 1st of March 2019


The organising committee: Juliette Azimazadeh, Virginie Bel, Nathalie Delgehyr, Matthieu Piel, Manuel Théry and Léa Wurges.


Save the date:

Le prochain meeting CFC (Cilia, Flagella & Centrosomes) sera organisé conjointement par notre GDR et par le réseau britannique des cils (https://www.cilianetwork.org.uk/).

Il aura lieu à l'Institut Imagine, Paris du mercredi 27 au vendredi 29 novembre 2019.
Il sera organisé par Sylvie Schneider-Maunoury, Sigolène Meilhac et Nathalie Delgehyr que nous remercions par avance pour leurs efforts.

La jeune chercheuse, Christine Reix, du laboratoire de Derrick Robinson a bénéficié d'une bourse du GDR pour aller présenter son travail à la conférence « Molecular Parasitology Meeting » à Chicago du 9 au 13 septembre 2018.


GDR_CIL has provided a grand to 6 young researchers to attend the Cilia-20016 meeting in Amsterdam. Please find here their reports (these summaries have not been edited and are the personal opinions of the young scientists.):



Gordon Research Seminar and Conference “Cilia, Mucus, and Mucociliary Interactions” February 2017 in Galveston, Texas


FASEB Conference "The Biology of Cilia and Flagelle"
July 16 - July 21, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona



« 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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