Summer School 2015

This year, for the first time, three German-French Research Summer Schools could be organized. While the first two meetings focussed on basic research, the third third one was dedicated to clinical research:

Integrative biology in metabolic and cardiovascular disease
March 15-19, 2015, Château de Maffliers, Paris

This program was jointly initiated by the TransCard Helmholtz Research School together with the INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale), the Aviesan (Alliance nationale pour les sciences de la Vie et de la Santé), and the three university hospital departments (DHU AUTHORS, UNITY and CRAD) as well as Paris-Descartes University and Paris-Diderot University.


Participants presented posters, engaged in lively discussions, met faculty from both countries, and, last but not least, enjoyed delicious French food in a picturesque setting. The keynote lecture entitled "Why I like Toxicology and why Toxicology likes Fat" was delivered by Robert Barouki, Director of the Pharmacology, Toxicology and Cellular Signaling Department at INSERM.

 To download the program, click here.

Basic muscle science
June 15-19, 2015, Paris/Versailles

This Summer School for Basic Muscle Science was the 6th meeting organized by MyoGrad but the first one held at the Medical Faculty of the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) and in Paris.

 30 teaching units covered the whole field of basic muscle research, from muscle development to the design of novel biotherapies for neuromuscular disorders.
Here, translational research becomes increasingly important and offers many and varied career opportunities for young researchers. 

The 2015 summer school introduced four thematic workshops (muscle development, muscle imaging, muscle physiology, gene therapy) that span over 1 ½ days to allow students to acquire detailed knowledge in the respective research areas. The workshops were organized together with doctoral students from the MyoGrad graduate program. Students also presented their work in short oral presentations, meanwhile an inegral part of this Summer School.

Participants greatly enjoyed this mix of teaching, scientific exchange and culture which we hope will foster academic education in the field of muscle sciences. We would like to acknowledge the Université Franco-allemande as the main sponsor of this event. To download the program, click here.

Clinical Myology

June 22-30, 2015, Paris

The Paris Summer School of Myology, organized by the Institute of Myology, Paris, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , is an academic center for getting trained in clinical myology. During the last ten years this has grown to become a highly successful internationally recognized and unique event in the field of clinical myology. 

The 18th edition took place at the Institut de Myologie.

 To download the program, click here.