2nd FrenchBIC summer school on methods for studying metals in biology: from October 6th to 11th, 2019

In Carry le Rouet and Marseille.


Cette école, qui se déroulera en anglais, permettra à quarante jeunes chercheurs/chercheuses (du doctorat aux premières années après le recrutement chercheur·e/ingénieur·e) de se former grâce à des cours et des travaux pratiques aux méthodes d’études des métaux en biologie. Le petit nombre de participant·e·s permettra d’organiser des TPs en groupes de 5, et de favoriser les interactions avec les enseignant·e·s. Les inscriptions seront bon marché pour favoriser la participation des plus jeunes. Les personnes employées par le CNRS peuvent obtenir de la formation permanente la prise en charge complète de leurs frais. Pour participer à cette école, la première étape consiste à remplir le formulaire ci dessous. Le comité d’organisation sélectionnera les participant·e·s qui devront ensuite s’inscrire.

This summer school will provide training for young researchers, young assistant professors, engineers and technicians, PhD students and post doctoral researchers. 40 people will attend. This number is small, in order to favour the interactions between the participants and the teachers (who will be staying for the entire duration of the school), and to run practical sessions in 8 groups of 5 participants. The techniques that are most useful for studying metals in biology will introduced, including traditional methods (EPR, electrochemistry, Mössbauer, NMR, fast kinetics etc.) and a presentation of modern methods (X fluorescence imaging, mass spectrometry, nanoSIMS, AFM), which allow us to study metals in their complex biological environments.

The generosity of our sponsors has allowed us to decrease the registration fees to 250€ (this includes accommodation, all meals and transportation between Carry le Rouet and Marseille). You are entitled free registration and travel if you are paid by CNRS (irrespective of whether you are permanent researcher, technical staff, PhD student or postdoctoral researcher).

To attend, the first step consists in applying using the form below. The organization committee will then select the successful candidates and let them know. In a second step, the selected participants will have to register and pay for this, unless their fees are covered by the CNRS.

Provisional program

Registration: 250€ including everything: accommodation, all meals, transport to/from Marseille; free for a limited number of CNRS employees (1st come/1st served).

Arrival: Sunday 6th, late afternoon, 1st lecture in the evening. Departure: Friday 11th after breakfast.

Lectures (two days), in Carry le Rouet:

Four practicals (half a day each), in Marseille:

Poster session and flash presentations.

Apply if you would like to attend

This is not a registration.

1st name

Last name




Your research group

Email of the head of your research group

You are employed by the CNRS (this includes for example permanent CNRS researchers or staff, or ANR PhD or postdocs paid by the CNRS). Being employed by the CNRS *may* give you free registration.

You are
1st year PhD student2nd year PhD student3rd year PhD student4th year PhD studentPost docMCFCRAIIRIEOther

Your age

Regarding the 4th practical, you prefer (*)
Image analysisStopped-flowProtein CrystallographyDFT

(*) The organization committee will do their best to follow your requests, taking into account the number of places that are still available.

Briefly describe your motivation to attend this course (in French or in English)

You agree to present your work or project on a poster and in a flash presentation.

Regarding each of the following methods, rate your knowledge on a scale from 1 (I have only heard the name) to 3 (I use it often and I know how)

  • EPR

  • NMR

  • Electrochemistry

(You will first receive a confirmation of your application. Another email will tell you later whether or not you have been selected.)

Complete your registration

Please do not proceed unless you have received an email from us asking you to register.

If you are not employed by the CNRS: the registration costs 250€ (TBC) and includes accommodation, all meals and transportation to/from Marseille Gare Saint Charles.

You may pay by “bon de commande” only if you belong to a French lab. You will be asked the name and email of your financial secretary, who will receive the “instructions”. He/she needs it to proceed with money transfer. NB: the CNRS credit cards cannot be used to pay this registration.

Foreign participants have to pay by credit card. Make sure you have the card’s details with you when you start the procedure. Your registration will be effective only after the payment is received.

The registration is free for a limited number of CNRS employees. Vérifiez avec nous, puis contactez le/la correspondant·e formation de votre délégation régionale afin d’obtenir le remboursement de vos frais de transport.


1st name (*)

Family name (*)

Your email (*)

Laboratory (*)

City (*)

Title of your communication


File (PDF ONLY). Use this template, export as pdf and reduce the size of the pdf file using e.g. https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

(You will receive a confirmation email)

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