Single Cell Biology

11 - 13 March 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early bird deadline 18 December 2019
  • Bursary deadline 02 January 2020
  • Abstract deadline 15 January 2020
  • Registration deadline 12 February 2020

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

  • Summary

    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.

  • 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

    A list of confirmed speakers will be announced shortly


    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
    Student On-site twin accommodation
    Student On-site single accommodation
    Academic No accommodation
    Academic On-site twin accommodation
    Academic On-site single accommodation
    Commercial No accommodation
    Commercial On-site twin accommodation
    Commercial On-site single accommodation

    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.

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 11 and 12 March 2020. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

    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.

    With thanks to our Silver sponsor:

    Parktek – Silver Sponsor


    If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.