Single Cell Biology

6–8 March 2018

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

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


We are pleased to announce the second 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 the areas of immunology, neurobiology, development and cancer. A further focus will be on methods, including computational approaches.

Further information will be available shortly. Please contact the conference organiser to register your interest in this meeting.


The conference will start at approximately 14:00 on Tuesday 6 March and close at approximately 14:00 on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Topics will include:

  • Technology development
  • Computational approaches
  • Cancer
  • Development
  • Neurobiology
  • Stem cells

A draft programme will be available shortly.

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee

Sarah Teichmann
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Bertie Goettgens
University of Cambridge, UK

Timm Schroeder
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Ellen Rothenberg
CalTech, USA

Keynote speakers

Itai Yanai
New York University, USA

Xiaowei Zhuang
Harvard University, USA

Confirmed speakers

Ana Cvejic – University of Cambridge, UK
Connie Eaves – BC Cancer Agency, Canada
Viviana Gradinaru – Caltech, USA
Philip Jones – Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Jan Philipp – Junker Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Mustafa Khammash – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Allon Klein – Harvard University, USA
Prisca Liberali – Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Sten Linnarsson – Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Dana Pe’er – Columbia University, USA
Itay Tirosh – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Fiona Watt – King’s College London, UK
Jonathan Weissman – University of California, San Francisco, USA

Conference organiser: Zoey Willard – Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

How to apply

Early bird discount
(until 28 Nov 2017)

Standard rate
(after 28 Nov 2017)
Student No accommodation £229 £329
Student On-site twin accommodation £333 £433
Student On-site single accommodation £399 £499
Academic No accommodation £329 £429
Academic On-site twin accommodation £433 £533
Academic On-site single accommodation £499 £599
Commercial No accommodation £429 £529
Commercial On-site twin accommodation £533 £633
Commercial On-site single accommodation £599 £699

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 6 and 7 March 2018. 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:


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: 12 December 2017


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: 9 January 2018

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