Summer school and experimental course
"Tissue as active matter -- Quantitative approaches in Developmental biology"
Göttingen, September 14th - 25th
This course is set up for post-docs and advanced doctoral
students in biology or biophysics with an interest in
the interface between both disciplines and quantitative approaches.
Daily lectures in the morning by invited experts will provide an overview of current research topics and
experimental approaches. For the remainder of the day, the course particpants will perform
experiments in small groups of 3 to 5 students that are organised in two-days blocks. Each block consists of
an experiment to gain hands-on experience and a part with quantification. We will employ several
experimental systems, including Drosophila embryos, C. elegans, Xenopus laevis embryos,
Dictyostelium discoideum cells, and cultured cells.
In addition to the four
experimental blocks, a two-day theory block for all participants will introduce to statistical and computational analysis as well as
modelling approaches, including excercises at the computer.
The instructors of the experiments are members of the FOR 1756
and SFB 937. The experiments will be
performed at various locations of the Göttingen campus at institutes of
the university, the medical school and Max Planck society.