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Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

2014 MBL course
October 12-24, 2014

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development is an advanced short course that conveys the central conceptual focus of this field, which lies at the conceptual nexus of development, evolution and functional regulatory genomics, to be given at MBL, October 12-24, 2014. This is the 7th edition of this unique course, which is open to graduate students, postdocs, PIs or anyone else who might profit from a fast moving treatment of this new field.

The network course provides an intense experience, which includes in addition to a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars with a prominent interdisciplinary faculty, modeling and topological network problems, and student presentations. The course covers structure and function of genomically encoded gene networks controlling many developmental processes, in vertebrate, Drosophila, and sea urchin model systems. The course, is supported by NICHD, and has drawn rave reviews in all of its previous six incarnations.

This year’s stellar faculty:

Scott Barolo, University of Michigan
James Briscoe, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
Marianne Bronner, Caltech, Editor-in-Chief Developmental Biology
Arthur Lander, University of California Irvine
Bill Longabaugh, Institute for Systems Biology
Rob Phillips, Caltech
Ellen Rothenberg, Caltech
Harinder Singh, Cincinnnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Steve Small, New York University
Isabelle Peter, Caltech, Assistant Director
David McClay, Duke University, Co-Director
Eric Davidson, Caltech, Co-Director


The syllabus of the 2014 Course can be seen at

Applications are due August 19, 2014. Some fellowship and travel assistance are available on request.

Last Updated: 2014-08-15