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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

Dear All,
We are pleased to announce that the first Summer school of the GDR will be held in Sète (Domaine du lazaret, aside the beach) from June 25 to 29, 2018. This school is intended for all new researchers in the field of centrioles / cilia: young doctoral students, postdocs or recently reconverted researchers.

You will find attached the preliminary program. We invite you to inform your team members to already book these dates. Registration will be open from mid April and will be limited to 20 participants. A participation of 220 euros will be required from participants (including accommodation and meals).

We are available for any questions you may have.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Best regards



IRB cilia meeting in Barcelona
11-13 June 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Don't miss registration deadline: 15 May 2018


EMBO Workshop Cilia 2018
2-5 October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark


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 ->