Single-cell RNA sequencing is a breakthrough technology enabling transcriptomic and even multi-omics research at the single-cell resolution. It has great potential for understanding cellular heterogeneity, dynamics, and gene regulation, opening new horizons for biomedical applications.
The complementary technology is developing human organoids, the next-level model systems for translational medicine. Organoids grown of human cells in vitro are used to understand the biology of self-organization as well as mechanisms of diseases and provide a new system for drug discovery and testing.
Goals of the meeting:
- introduce the single-cell and organoids-based approaches to study biology and disease (especially, of the human brain);
- gather biologists, engineers, chemists, and computational people to dive into scRNAseq technology and data analysis;
- introduce researchers and engineers to building and applying microfluidics device for single-cell biology.
The meeting will consist of 3 major parts:
September 28, 2018
September 29-30, 2018
MiniDrops workshop is a workshop taught by William Stephenson and dedicated to building a microfluidic device for the preparation of cells for scRNAseq by his project – miniDrops.
September 30, 2018
Workshop hands-on DIY digital microfluidics is a workshop taught by Mirela Alistar and dedicated to her device aimed to serve as a personal lab.
Registration is closed.