Opportunities and challenges in Single-Cell Biology

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Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM)

Via Nizza 52

10126 Turin


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The cell is the basic unit of life, but only very recent technological advancements that span from single cell RNA-sequencing to live imaging, allowed scientists to actually observe and measure the behaviour of biological processes at the level of individual cell. These new technologies revealed that no two cells are exactly the same and subtle changes that make each one unique are emerging.

The increase in resolution is shaking our perspective on very basic biological processes and is revealing new cellular phenomena. This scientific revolution can pave the way for a novel interpretation of biological processes, especially those at the basis of complex phenotypes.

This free workshop focuses on the opportunities and challenges that the "single-cell revolution" brings at the biotechnological and data-analysis level, but also on the identification of new problems and paradigms in modern biology. Condensed in one day, we will see examples of the biological insights that can be gained while moving from “many “to “one”.

Topics: Single Cell Sequencing, Immunology, Evolution, Epigenetics, Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Italian Society (BITS) Annual Meeting

This single-cell sequencing workshop is a free satellite event of the Bioinformatics Italian Society meeting that will be held in Turin from 27th to 29th of June 2018.


  • Dr Antonio Scialdone, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells
  • Dr Luigia Pace, Immune Regulation Lab, Italian Institute of Genomic Medicine
  • Dr Tzachi Hagai, The Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Dr Davide Cittaro, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics, San Raffaele Hospital
  • Dr Valentina Proserpio, Epigenetics Lab, Italian Institute of Genomic Medicine
  • Dr Giacomo Donati, Stem Cell Biology and Cell Plasticity Laboratory, University of Torino


9:00 - Registration

9:30 - 10:10 invited speaker

10:10 - 10:30 contributed talk

10:30 - 10:50 contributed talk

10:50 - 11:20 break

11:20 - 12:00 invited speaker

12:00 - 12:40 invited speaker

lunch break

14:00 - 14:20 contributed talk

14:00 - 14:40 contributed talk

14:40 - 15:20 invited speaker

15:20 - 16:00 invited speaker

16:00 - 16:30 break

16:30 - 16:50 contributed speaker

16:50 - 17:10 contributed speaker

17:10 - 17:50 invited speaker

18:00 - tbd - Social Drinks

The full programme will be available in the next weeks

Oral Communication/Poster Submission - Deadline 1st June

All attendees are eligible to submit an oral communication or posters when registering to attend. You will be notified by Friday 1st june if your communication has been accepted.


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