Single Cell Genomics

14 - 16 September 2016Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    Building on the success of previous single cell genomics meetings, this
    year’s meeting will be held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK.

    Single cell genomics is rapidly emerging as a revolutionary technology
    transforming many fields of biological research, including immunology and
    cancer. Through its many applications (e.g. single cell genome
    sequencing, single cell transcriptomics, and 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 developing, 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 behaviour of groups of hundreds or thousands of single cells be analysed and modelled?
    • What is the importance of modelling when precise single-cell-states are available?
    • How can single cell genomics and epigenomics be integrated?
    • What are the immediate implications for immunology, cancer research and germ cells?

    These questions will be the focus of discussions at this year’s meeting.
    This conference will bring together biologists,  methods developers,
    computational modellers and genomics researchers interested in
    understanding biological variation at the single cell level.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12.30 on Wednesday, 14
    September and close at approximately 18.00 on Friday, 16 September 2016,
    followed by the conference dinner.

    Topics will cover:

    • Development and stem cells
    • Epigenomics and chromatin structure
    • Immunology
    • New experimental approaches
    • Computational techniques
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Ido Amit Weizmann Institute of Science,
    Sten Linnarsson
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    John Marioni
    Rickard Sandberg
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Amos Tanay
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Alexander van Oudenaarden
    Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands

    Confirmed speakers
    Arnold Kriegstein University of California, San
    Francisco, USA
    Ben Simons University of Cambridge, UK
    Timm Schroeder ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Allon Klein Harvard Medical School, USA
    Long Cai California Institute of Technology, USA
    Barbara Treutlein Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
    Anthropology, Germany
    Maria Kasper Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Ana Pombo Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Biology,
    Stephanie Hicks Harvard School of Public Health, USA

    Peter Fraser Babraham Institute, UK
    Bart Deplancke Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,
    Will Greenleaf Stanford University, USA
    Sarah Teichmann Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

    Conference organiser
    Emily Rees Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £200
    Student On site twin accommodation – SOLD OUT £350
    Student Holiday Inn Express Duxford – single accommodation £485
    Academic No accommodation £300
    Academic On site Twin Accommodation – SOLD OUT £450
    Academic Holiday Inn Express Duxford – single accommodation £585
    Commercial No accommodation £400
    Commercial On site twin accommodation – SOLD OUT £550
    Commercial Holiday Inn Express Duxford – single accommodation £685

    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.

    Registration deadline: SOLD OUT – please contact the Conference
    Organiser to be added to the waiting list.


    Please note that onsite accommodation has now sold out.

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 14, 15 and 16 September 2016.
    Accommodation is available at the Holiday Inn Express Duxford. For more
    details, please visit their website –

    A shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the Wellcome
    Genome Campus Conference Centre.

    Please note: there is limited accommodation therefore, early
    registration is recommended.

    If you have onsite accommodation and 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:
    UK Border Agency website:

    Information for general visitors and business visitors:

  • 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

    Abstract deadline: Closed

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

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

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

  • Sponsorship

    We would like to thank the following organisation for their generous
    support of this conference.