"3èmes Journées du Réseau France Microtubules" French Microtubule Network

3th & 4th July 2017, INRA, Versailles

Microtubules are found in almost all eukaryotic cells -from fungi and plants to mammals and human- and play a crucial role during mitosis as well as during interphase. Defects in microtubules organization or dynamics lead in animals to pathologies, such as metastatic tumors and neuronal diseases and in plants to altered development and reproduction.
The “Microtubule French Network“ has been created in 2013. This network has the ambition to gather every two years French groups and laboratories working in the microtubules field and using a wide variety of models, in various physiological, developmental, pathological or therapeutic situations. This symposium is held alternately with the international EMBO conference taking place in Heidelberg in even years. Previous editions of this symposium were held in Marseille in 2013 and in Grenoble in 2015, bringing together researchers, post-docs and students from over 34 laboratories. The 3rd days of the “French microtubules network” will be held in Versailles on July 3rd and 4th 2017.

Local Organization Committee:
Katia Belcram (Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB), Versailles), Frédéric Coquelle (Institut Curie, Université Paris-Sud), Corine Enard (IJPB, Versailles), Benoit Gigant (I2BC, Gif-sur-Yvette), Maria-Jesus Lacruz (IJPB, Versailles), Christophe Leclainche (I2BC, Gif-sur-Yvette), Anne Nehlig (Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif), Martine Pastuglia (IJPB, Versailles), Philippe Porée (INRA, Versailles), Magalie Uyttewaal (IJPB, Versailles)

Scientifc committee:
David Bouchez (IJPB, Versailles), Denis Chrétien (Institut de Génétique et Développement de Rennes, Rennes), Anne Fourest-Lieuvin (Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Grenoble), Stéphane Honoré (Centre de Recherche en Oncobiologie et Oncopharmacologie, Marseille), Andreas Merdes (Centre de Biologie Intégrative, Toulouse), Christian Poüs (Faculté de Pharmacie, Chatenay-Malabry)

"3èmes Journées du Réseau France Microtubules" French Microtubule Network
Epidermis cells of hypocotyle from Arabidopsis thaliana under laser confocal  microscope. Highlighted  cytoskeleton: microtubules (in green) and  chloroplasts (in red).