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Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

Directors: Eric Davidson, California Institute of Technology; David McClay, Duke University; Assistant Director: Isabelle Peter, California Institute of Technology

Course Date:October 12 - October 25, 2014
Online Application Form Deadline: July 14, 2014
2014 Course Schedule (PDF)

This Course is intended for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professional scientists. It will continue for 10 intense days and will comprise morning lectures followed by workshop discussions; afternoon computer practicals leading to student projects; and wet lab demonstrations of gene regulatory perturbation analysis in vivo. Lectures will provide in depth analyses of well studied gene regulatory networks (GRNs) in both embryonic and post embryonic developmental systems; a comprehensive theory of developmental GRN structure and of the explanatory value of GRNs; and discussion of the rapidly growing area of GRN evolution. The practicals will include introduction and use of BioTapestry, the leading computational platform for representation of GRNs; outlines of kinetic analysis and GRN modeling, and relevant special topics in gene regulation as they pertain to development and evolution.

This course is supported with funds provided by
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
NIH / National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Society for Developmental Biology
The Company of Biologists

2013 Course Faculty
James Briscoe, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
Marianne Bronner, Caltech
Arthur Lander, University of California Irvine
Bill Longabaugh, Institute for Systems Biology
Rob Phillips, Caltech
Ellen Rothenberg, Caltech
Harinder Singh, Genentech
Steve Small, New York University
Gary Stormo, Washington University School of Medicine

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