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Summer school “Economic principles in cell biology” - Paris, July 10-13, 2023

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Course schedule (Monday July 10 - Thursday July 13)





(10 am)
Exploring the economy of the cell
Meike Wortel
(10 am)
Flux balance analysis
Steffen Waldherr
(10 am)
Cell division coordination
Mattia Corigliano
Atelier SEnS
All day (9am - 5pm)
(11 am)
What makes up a cell?
Diana Széliová
(11 am) - remote
A dynamic view of metabolism
Orkun Soyer
(11 am)
Behaviour under uncertainty
David Lacoste / Olivier Rivoire
Lunch break and get-together (noon) Lunch break (noon) Lunch break (noon)
Participants' projects (1 pm)
Group discussions
Book chapter review I (1 pm)
Group work
Book chapter review II (1 pm)
Group work
(2 pm) - remote
Autocatalytic cycles
Rami Pugatch
(2 pm) - remote
Metabolic diversity
Andrea de Martino / Daniele de Martino (remote)
(2 pm)
Organ scaling and function
Frédérique Noël / Cyril Karamaoun
Coffee break (3 pm)
Coffee break (3 pm)
Coffee break (3 pm)
(3:30 pm) - remote
Self-replicator cell models
Andrea Weiße
(3:30 pm) - remote
Return on investment in cells
Hyun-Seob Song
(3:30 pm)
Book - plans for the future
Plenary discussion
A guided tour of the LPI (4:30 pm)
Cecilia Patitucci and LPI students
(4:30 pm)
Night Science Martin Lercher
(4:30 pm) Course feedback
Get-together (7:30 pm)

 Hybrid lecture - Hours are Paris time (CEST)

Teachers and authors present in Paris

  1. Anne Goelzer, INRAE
  2. Cecilia Patitucci, LPI
  3. Cyril Karamaoun, Sorbonne Université
  4. David Lacoste, ESPCI Paris
  5. Diana Széliová, Universität Wien
  6. Elad Noor, Weizmann Institute of Science
  7. Frédérique Noël, Sorbonne Université
  8. Mattia Corigliano, IFOM
  9. Meike Wortel, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  10. Noé Lahaye, INRIA
  11. Ohad Golan, ETH Zürich
  12. Olivier Rivoire, Collège de France
  13. Simon Castellan, INRIA
  14. Sophie Quinton, INRIA
  15. Steffen Waldherr, KU Leuven
  16. Wolfram Liebermeister, INRAE

Teachers giving lectures online

  1. Andrea De Martino, Politecnico di Torino
  2. Andrea Weiße, University of Edinburgh
  3. Daniele de Martino, Biofisika Institute
  4. Hidde de Jong, INRIA
  5. Hyun-Seob Song, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  6. Martin Lercher, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  7. Orkun Soyer, Warwick University
  8. Rami Pugatch, Ben Gurion University

Night Science

On Tuesday we hosted a session of Night Science, a course on the creative scientific process, developed by Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher.

Podcast: (with links to spotify etc.)

Atelier SEnS

One the last day, we hosted a one-day Atelier SEnS workshop about political/personal questions, including one's personal values and how they relate to our work as researchers. This workshop for young scientists or engineers (called Atelier SEnS: science, environment, societies) was held by Sophie Quinton, Simon Castellan, and Noé Lahaye. The workshop provides an opportunity, especially for PhD students, to think about defining decisions for their future life and career. More information can be found here.

The SEnS workshop has been designed to provide tools and resources for this purpose, to a group of 5 to 15 people working in academia. It aims to offer a venue to collectively discuss the consequences of our research, the values that it conveys, and more generally how scientific research fits in the Anthropocene; provide an introduction to science and technology studies, in particular to the philosophy, history, and sociology of science; and initiate a collective construction of a social and environmental responsibility of research. The objective is not to reach a consensus between the participants, but rather to provide everyone with the opportunity to reflect and take a stance on current environmental issues in a respectful and constructive setting. By confronting ideas and sharing knowledge, the goal is then to find common ground.