Single Cell Biology

09 - 11 November 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early bird deadline Closed
  • Bursary deadline Closed
  • Abstract deadline Closed
  • Registration deadline* Closed

Registration has closed as the conference has reached capacity.
Please email us to be added to the waiting list.

A forum for biologists, methods developers and computational modellers interested in understanding biology at single cell resolution

  • Summary

    Due to the evolving situation with Covid-19, this conference was postponed from 11-13 March 2020.

    We are pleased to announce the third Single Cell Biology conference. This meeting will provide a forum for biologists, methods developers and computational modellers interested in understanding biology at single cell resolution.

    The cell represents one of the fundamental units of biology, yet only recently has it become possible to carry out comprehensive molecular profiling at single cell resolution. Coupled with appropriate functional experiments, this technological revolution heralds a new era of biology, which is widely expected to generate major advances in our understanding of normal tissue development and homeostasis, immunity and infection as well as tissue pathologies including cancer.

    This year’s meeting will discuss the biological insights gained from imaging and single cell genomics, particularly in immunology, neurobiology, development and disease. A further focus will be on methods, including computational approaches

    *Please note: If the conference reaches capacity before the abstract or registration deadlines a waiting list will be put in place. We may need to limit registrations from individual labs to increase diversity at the meeting.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 1pm on 11 March and close at approximately 2pm on 13 March 2020.

    Topics will include:

    • Dissecting development
    • Mapping and modelling development
    • Live cell dynamics
    • Spatial technology
    • Computational approaches
    • Disease
  • Organisers/ Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Ellen Rothenberg

    Ellen Rothenberg
    California Institute of Technology, USA

    Sarah Teichmann

    Sarah Teichmann
    Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK

    Fabian Theis

    Fabian Theis
    Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

    Itai Yanai

    Itai Yanai
    New York University, USA

    Confirmed speakers

    Kathy Cheah – The University of Hong Kong, China
    Polly Fordyce – Stanford University, USA
    Eileen Furlong – EMBL, Germany
    Gillian Griffiths – University of Cambridge, UK
    Guoji Guo – Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
    Muzz Haniffa – Newcastle University, UK
    Joakim Lundeberg – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
    Samantha Morris – Washington University, USA
    Mats Nilsson – Stockholm University, Sweden
    Rahul Satija – New York University, USA
    Timm Schroeder – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Fabian Theis – Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
    Barbara Treutlein – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Ludovic Vallier –  University of Cambridge UK
    Roser Vento – Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
    Itai Yanai – New York University, USA


    Conference organiser

    Laura Wyatt – Conference & Events Organiser
    Treasa Creavin – Scientific Programme Manager

  • Registration/ Accommodation
    *Early bird discount
    (until 18 December)

    Standard rate
    (after 18 December)
    Student No accommodation £295.00 £395.00
    Student On-site twin accommodation £402.00 £502.00
    Student On-site single accommodation £468.00 £568.00
    Student Accommodation (at Holiday Inn Express) £614.00
    Student Accommodation (at Red Lion) £614.00
    Academic No accommodation £395.00 £495.00
    Academic On-site twin accommodation £502.00 £602.00
    Academic On-site single accommodation £568.00 £668.00
    Academic Accommodation (at Holiday Inn Express) £714.00
    Academic Accommodation (at Red Lion) £714.00
    Commercial No accommodation £495.00 £595.00
    Commercial On-site twin accommodation £602.00 £702.00
    Commercial On-site single accommodation £668.00 £768.00
    Commercial Accommodation (at Holiday Inn Express) £814.00
    Commercial Accommodation (at Red Lion) £814.00

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.

    *Please note: If the conference reaches capacity before the abstract or registration deadlines a waiting list will be put in place. We may need to limit registrations from individual labs to increase diversity at the meeting.

    Please note that onsite accommodation has now sold out.
    Accommodation will be provided at the Holiday Inn Express, Duxford and Red Lion, Whittlesford (see prices above), both are a 5 min drive from the campus. Transfers to and from the Conference venue will be provided.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a visa to enter the UK.
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:

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  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

    Abstract deadline: 15 January 2020

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser. You will be sent a unique registration link which will hold your place, without taking payment, until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.

    The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

    • Abstract (to be submitted via the portal during the registration process)
    • CV
    • A justification letter (explain how you will benefit from attending the conference)
    • A supporting letter from supervisor stating financial need

    If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: 2 January 2020

    Additional funding opportunities
    Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.

  • Sponsors

    Our Single Cell Biology conference has been made possible thanks to our valued sponsors.

    A special thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

    10x Genomics – Gold Sponsor
    Takara – Gold Sponsor


    With thanks to our Silver sponsors:

    Parktek – Silver Sponsor


    sptlabtch – Silver Sponsor


    Dolomite Bio – Silver Sponsor


    bio-techne – Silver Sponsor


    Cytena – Silver Sponsor


    Cell Microsystems – Silver Sponsor
    Optical Biosystems – Silver Sponsor


    All our sponsorship opportunities are now full for Single Cell 2020.