Advances in Stem Cell Biology Online Course

The Labex Revive and the Institut Pasteur created a MOOC called Advances in Stem Cell Biology, to provide an overview of stem cell biology, the properties of stem cells and their potential in directing organogenesis and regeneration in different organisms, and how they can be exploited for therapeutic purposes.


This MOOC is organized in 5 chapters:

  1. General concepts in stem cell biology
  2. Tissue specific stem cells
  3. Pluripotent stem cells
  4. Organoids
  5. Stem cell applications

Each module is composed of several sessions. In each session, you will find 4 to 6-minute videos and a multiple-choice test to help you check your understanding on the different subjects. The videos are in English.

Target audience

This MOOC is intended for research scientists and PhD students who already have laboratory experience and a good knowledge (equivalent to a Master level) in developmental and cell biology. It provides a wide scope of how stem cells have adopted strategies to effect organogenesis and regeneration in different organisms.

MOOC director

Prof. Shahragim Tajbakhsh – Stem Cells and Development team at Institut Pasteur

With the participation of:

Shahragim Tajbakhsh (Institut Pasteur, France), François Schweisguth (Institut Pasteur, France), Marc Van de Wetering (Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Netherlands), Allison Bardin (Institut Curie, France), Ana Cumano (Institut Pasteur, France), Philippe Herbomel (Institut Pasteur, France), Pierre-Marie Lledo (Institut Pasteur, France), Matthias Lutolf (EPFL, Switzerland), Sigolène Meilhac (Institut Pasteur, Institut Imagine, France) Laurence Daheron (Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA), Kat Hadjantonakis (Sloan Kettering Institute, USA), Jenny Nichols (Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, UK), Alfonso Martinez Arias (University of Cambridge, UK), Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag (Inserm, France)

The MOOC will start on February 18th 2019 through the COURSERA platform and here is the link for registration: