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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

A great start for 2017:
GDR-CIL has been renewed for 5 years!

. The next GDR-CIL meeting will take place in autumn. More news soon.

. A new format for regular meetings in Paris will be:

 - one meeting every 3 months
 - 5/6 presentations (30-45 min) on one afternoon (coffee break)
 - no specific thematic, the program will depend on the proposals received by the organizer
 - priority to young people (students / postdoc)
 - organization in turn on each Parisian site involved

Next meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 1rst, 2017 at the Imagine Institute.
Please contact Alexandre Benmerah if you are volonteer for a presentation.

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

To get to the heart of IFT ->