COST Action FA1406 (2015-2019)

2018 Imaging and cell biology workshop and training school

Date(s) : From Monday, November 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM To Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:00:00 PM
Location : Roscoff, Station Biologique, France
Agenda : Phycomorph Event

Workshop “Imaging seaweed cells and tissues”

(12-13 November 2018, max. 90 participants)

The main focus of the workshop is the use of different imaging techniques for the study of seaweed development and morphogenesis. It will give the opportunity for scientists to present the recent results of their work on the mechanisms underlying the growth and development of seaweeds. This will also allow young researchers to meet and discuss with invited speakers presenting their ongoing research.

The workshop is open to all researchers, students and professionals of any country worldwide, with an interest in how macroalgae tissues and cells are built and organised within the seaweed thallus.

Among Keynote speakers : David Domozych (Skydmore College, USA), Chikako Nagasato (Muroran Marine Station, Japan), Christos Katsaros (Univ Athens, Greece), Nadine Peyriéras (BioEmergence, France), Cécile Hervé (SBR, France), Philippe Andrey (IJPB INRA, France), Clément Laigle (LEICA, France).

Registration is free but compulsory.

To attend the WS, please send to Prof. Christos Katsaros (

(i) Your name and affiliation

(ii) Your current research topic

(iii) An abstract of up to 300 words if you wish to give a talk.


Training School “State-of-the-art of modern techniques for imaging cell and tissues of macroalgae”

(14-15-16 November 2018, max 12 participants)

In continuation of the workshop, a Training School will give the opportunity to students and early stage researchers to participate in laboratory courses related to the main state-of-the-art techniques for imaging macroalgae, among which: transmission electronic microscopy, epifluorescence and confocal microscopy, time-lapse microscopy, immunolocalisation (cytoskeleton and cell wall epitopes), cell microinjection, and imaging softwares (Fiji/ImageJ).

The Training School is open to all scientists working in full COST countries and NNC institutions which are members of the COST Action F1406 (see Participants in

The course will accept 12 trainees. A 600€ grant will be allocated to 10 trainees, after selection by the Phycomorph Core-group based on the following criteria:

1) Connection and relevance of the Workshop with the current research project

2) Background in cell biology

3) Presentation of recent work at the Workshop

4) Career stage (priority to PhD students and post-doc)

5) Affiliation (priority to “Inclusiveness Target Countries”, as defined by COST:

6) Gender balance

Application to the Training School: please send to Prof. Christos Katsaros


(i) A Curriculum Vitae,

(ii) The description of your motivation to participate in the Training School


Deadline for applications to both WS and TS: June 15th 2018.


Result of the selection of talks to the WS and of participation to the TS: 10 July 2018


Organisation : Christos Katsaros (Univ Athens), Bénédicte Charrier (SBR) and Sophie Le Panse (SBR).

Funding: COST Action FA1406

Detailed program: visit

Venue of the workshop: Conference room SBR

Travelling to Roscoff: Visit

Airport Brest:

Accommodation: Available at the SBR (55€ per night), or in nearby hotels (list here:[glGeo]=9~48.3375~-4.4137~48.7919~-3.6996&wei0[id0]=|LiHotelsV01|Classement|0|1|MoHotelsV01||FO-5|FO-2|FO|FA|FA)