An ambitious EC-funded research initiative on epigenetics advancing towards systems biology 146

32 Masters and PhD students from all over Europe, many of them from EpiGeneSys labs, came to Paris to take part in the 8th edition of the popular course at the Institute Curie. For a whole week the participants attended scientific lectures, both didactic and presenting the latest research, listened to talks on topics such as the peer review process or how to optimize the chances for publication, presented and discussed papers, learnt about careers outside the research establishment and tried their hand at transporting principles of epigenetics via the vehicle of art. Not only students benefited from their experience at the course, but lecturers did as well. Stephan Beck and Andreas Ladurner comment on their experience in the short video presented here, as do some of the course participants.