The European network

for cell migration studies

Workshop 2: Early start-up phase

3 weeks; target group: all ESRs and beneficiaries and partner organisations

This workshop will take place immediately after completing the recruitment phase:

Week 1 and 2:
Introduction to InCeM and setup of network structure (Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK)

  • Introduction to the overall goals and rules of the training network and all of the partners (beneficiaries and partner organisations) with a brief description of the needs and concerns of InCeM. Presentation of the individual projects and training offers.
  • Introduction to the field of cell migration research through introductory lectures on adhesion, migration, regulatory pathways, experimental techniques, image processing routines and different types of modelling approaches.
  • Discussion and implementation of the rules for standardising experimentation (e.g., culture conditions, recording parameters), data management (e.g., storage formats, repositories, statistical methods, model outputs), modelling (calibration, validation, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses) and means of communication (wikis, homepages, online conferences).
  • Establishment of working groups on (i) cytoskeletal organisation and dynamics during cell migration, (ii) regulatory mechanisms of cell migration, (iii) imaging and image processing, (iv) multidimensional data analysis and modelling and (v) tool development.

Week 3:
Introduction to cutting-edge techniques for examining and analysing cell migration
(FZJ Jülich/Uniklinik RWTH Aachen)

  • Experimental techniques and devices in cell migration research.
  • Image processing of dynamic structures
  • Mathematical modelling of the cell.


Last update: 26.09.2018


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642866.