Inaugural Single-Cell Sequencing

Venue: The Omni Providence

Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 20, 2013 End Date/Time: Aug 21, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 12, 2013
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Over the past decade, NGS technologies have moved at a rapid pace, dramatically reducing costs, and making genome sequencing more routine. What was once unthinkable is now possible. However, most genomes are still sequenced from DNA extracted from multiple cells, which misses differences between cells that could be crucial in controlling gene expression, cell behavior, and drug response. Still, challenges for single-cell sequencing remain, including cell isolation, DNA amplification, and bioinformatics. As the techniques are being refined, subtle differences between cells, such as the tiny genomic rearrangements, will emerge. CHI's Single-Cell Sequencing conference focuses on the links between cell variation in tissues and organ function and further elucidates the origins of diseases.


One West Exchange Street
Rhode Island
United States

Conference Speakers


  • David Galas, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
  • Sherman Weissman, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Genetics and Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Yaniv Erlich, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Whitehead Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Xinghua Pan, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Research Scientist and Group Head, Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Ester Falconer, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research Centre
  • Lior Pachter, Ph.D., Professor, Mathematics, Molecular & Cell Biology, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • James B. Hicks, Ph.D., Research Professor, Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Fan Bai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biodynamic Optimal Imaging Center, Peking University
  • Jan Vijg, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Christine Vogel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University
  • Alec Chapman, Research Scientist, X. Sunney Xie Laboratory, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
  • Michele Busby, Ph.D., Computational Biologist, Broad Institute; former Research Scientist, Biology, Gabor T. Marth Laboratory, Boston College
  • Ting Gong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Carcinogenesis, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center