DYNAMO personnel are involved in teaching at multiple levels from Licence to Masters. About 40 Masters students have done internships in DYNAMO labs and about 150 Masters students have participated in two DYNAMO-run Masters modules
Structural Biology Course
The Structural Biochemistry Course is organized by the UMR 7099 and UPR 9080 of the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique (IBPC) and Université de Paris Diderot. The course is principally aimed at the «In Silico Drug Design» Masters 1 students of Université de Paris Diderot, but applications from PhD students are encouraged to a limit of 12 participants. The goal of the course is to provide students with a better knowledge the sources of structural data in the scientific community and how a 3D structure is obtained, consistent with the objectives of the Masters program. This course consists of lectures on the principles and limitations of the different techniques and practical training on robot-assisted protein crystallisation, data analysis, structure refinement and molecular dynamics programs. The availability of mass spectrometry and crystallography facilities at IBPC and the unique opportunity to visit the SOLEIL synchrotron introduces students to advanced and modern techniques in structural biology. Throughout this course, the students have the opportunity to face some of the current challenges in structural biology and get a grasp of the importance of critical analysis of experimental data.
Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Solving a Scientific Enigma in a Laboratory
IBPC course (UMR7141) UE in research laboratory 5V206 (6ECTS) for M1 and M2 students divided into 2 sub-groups working on the photosynthetic function and gene expression mechanisms of the Chlamydomonas rheinhardtii chloroplast.
This workshop aims to illustrate the scientific approaches and the practice of performing research as it is done in a laboratory, both at the practical and human level. The many practical experiments carried out during the module cover a very wide range of disciplinary domains, ranging from classical genetics to biophysics, from genomics to biochemistry, and provide students with an interdisciplinary and integrated vision of a biological question. In addition, the students are in close contact with about 30 CNRS researchers, university lecturers, technicians, doctoral students, post-docs and PhD students throughout this course. These interactions allow them to make progress in carrying out their project through free discussion, and to discover all aspects of the research profession. Lastly, the interactions between students of the subgroups, and between the two subgroups aims to develop the spirit of teamwork.
Full immersion in a research unit: from theory to bench
IBPC course (UMR8261) for M1 students (starting Sept 2019)
This optional module will be offered to students of the Master 1 BBMC Paris Diderot from Sept 2019 and will be open to 12-16 students maximum. It will take place over one week at IBPC in the Unit of Microbial Genetic Expression (UMR8261 CNRS-Paris Diderot). The students will be supervised by the two university lecturers responsible for the module and take place in the labs of the unit, with the support of researchers, ITA, PhD students and post-docs. Students will learn about the scientific process, become familiar with experimentation and the interpretation of results. They will attend seminars given by senior lab members. The theme of the course will be a comparison of the mechanisms of post-transcriptional control of gene expression in E. coli, B. subtilis and S. cerevisiae, with an emphasis on the RNA degradation machinery and RNA-based control pathways.
Program available 2019