Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
of the European Union

CRG Summerschool

GENiE workshop

Sept. 10 – 16, 2017

Organizers: Ben Lehner and Julian Ceron

COST BM1408  is organizing a summer school on C. elegans at the CRG, Spain.


C. elegans, one of the most attractive and popular genetic model organism, is used to address questions and advance our understanding of several complex biological processes. The course will provide a general practical introduction to using C. elegans in research. It will cover the pros and cons of using C. elegans compared to other model organisms. The course participants will have hands on experience with popular techniques such as RNAi, genetic crosses, transgenic and GFP reporter strains. Thus, during the course the participants will not only be familiarized with using C. elegans as model organism but also be able to interact and network with experts in the field. The practical part of this course is complemented by lectures given by several internationally renowned C. elegans researchers.

The experiments will include the studies of the life cycle and early development of wild type worms and the phenotypic analysis of mutants.

Three slots are reserved for GENiE members.

For more details, visit the following website:

This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408