Single Cell Genomics

14–16 September 2016

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


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.


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 and 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

How to apply


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:


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


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.

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