3D cell cultures & bioinformatics methods workshop

From May 14 to 16, five members of ICCVS participated in a workshop on 3D cell cultures and associated bioinformatics methods, which is one of the training activities planned in the CANVAS project. The hosting institution was the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble, France. The attendees Dr. Anna Biernacka, Alicja Dziadosz, and PhD students Katarzyna Dziubek, Ines Papak, and Martyna Muszczek had opportunity to take part in both lectures and hands-on training.

The 3D culture models training was coordinated by Dr. Flora Clement and her PhD student, Sophia Coffy, who shared their expertise in advanced 3D culture techniques they use to study pancreatic cancer. The bioinformatics training sessions were conducted by Dr. Christophe Battail and his team, covering the basics of gene expression data analysis and novel approaches to data interpretation. More advanced follow-up training will take place in the autumn of this year. We hope that this training will advance studies on NSCLC and development of cancer cellular therapy, which is the main focus of research conducted at ICCVS.

In addition to the intensive training sessions, participants had the opportunity to engage in social networking at a local climbing wall, a popular activity in Grenoble.