The French Society for Cell Biology (SBCF) gathers all researchers working in the broad field of Cell Biology and is actively involved in several missions.

Indeed, from communicating about the latest breakthroughs to announcing upcoming events, the SBCF also digs up new talents and financially supports young researchers to help them attend scientific meetings. The Society’s goal is to promote the scientific area, to boost knowledge transmission and be the reference for French research in Cell Biology abroad. The SBCF is also very much dedicated to support and organize events for raising the public awareness of science in general and cell biology in particular, via so called outreach activities.

The Society with its current status was created in 1984, with François Gros as first president. So, it’s now time to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and to mark this milestone, we wish to organize a memorable symposium hosted by the French Academy of Sciences.

This special event will be held on the 10th of September, 2024 and offers an exciting program around top topics in the field. Most of the former presidents and the current president of the SBCF will share their work and their vision on how the field has evolved and how the community might embrace the many challenges faced in our days and beyond.

Collaborative activities around cell biology and surprises will also be proposed to the participants. So, do not miss this unique event, save the date and register!

Ci-dessous un programme préliminaire.

to register :

Symposium des 40 ans de la Société de Biologie cellulaire de France
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9:00-9:30. Introduction – La SBCF en 2024

Isabelle Tardieux (Grenoble) présidente de la SBCF

9:30-10:00 Corinne Albiges-Rizo (Grenoble) « Cell-surface receptor partitioning governs cell migratory strategies »

10:00-10:30. Anne Blangy (Montpellier) « From osteoclast cytoskeleton to skeleton health »

Pause café / Coffee Break

11:00-11:30. Arnaud Echard (Paris) « 140 years after Walther Flemming: new insights on cytokinesis »

11:30-12:00. Thierry Galli (Paris) « How many membrane trafficking routes to the plasma membrane? »

12:00-12:30 Cécile Gauthier-Rouvière (Montpellier) « Outside and inside view of cellular invasion »

12:30-13:00 Bruno Goud (Paris) « Etude du rôle physiologique de la GTP-ase golgienne RAB6 ».

Pause déjeuner/ lunch break

 + activité collaborative

14:30-15:00 Daniel Louvard (Paris) « Penser la cellule  au 21 éme siècle ».

15:00-15:30 Paul Mangeat (Montpellier) « Challenging fluorescence microscopy over the years: from (Kodak)Tri-X 400 to RIM »

15:30-16:00 Florence Niedergang (Paris) « Cell biology of Phagocytes: what else? »

16:00-16:30 Marie-Hélène Verlhac (Paris) « Energy transfer for mammalian oocyte maternal inheritance »

16 :30-17 :00 Christian Sardet (La Gaude) « Les cellules art et sciences »