Single cell genomics is rapidly emerging as a revolutionary technology transforming many fields of biological research. Through its many applications (single cell genome sequencing, single cell transcriptomics, various single cell epigenetic profiling approaches), researchers can characterize the genetic and functional properties of individual cells in their native conditions, leading to numerous experimental and clinical opportunities. As technology is leaping forward, many critical questions are arising:
- Which technologies are going to set the standard in the field?
- How many cells needed to be sampled? How should sampling be designed and optimized?
- How can the behavior of groups of thousands or tens of thousands of single cells be analyzed and modeled? What is the importance of modeling when precise single-cell-states are available?
- How can single cell genomics and epigenomics be integrated?
- What are the immediate implications to fields like immunology, cancer research and germ cells?
The conference will bring together many of the pioneers and leading experts in the field to three days of extensive, interdisciplinary and informal discussion. Our goal is to create a forum where knowledge is shared, hoping to define together the agenda of this new community. The meeting will include presentations from thirty invited leaders and several selected abstracts, a poster session and many opportunities for interaction. We encourage students and postdocs to participate by presenting abstracts (a limited number of registration waivers are available).
Come and join us in this truly exciting time for single cell genomics!