SciLifeLab Science Summit 2016

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Single cell analyses – from microbes to human brain


Welcome to the annual SciLifeLab Science Summit!

This year, we have a number of international and national speakers lined up to discuss the current state and future perspectives of single cell research. The program of this one-day conference features oral presentations as well as interactive panel discussions. In addition, you will get to listen to short pitches on selected SciLifeLab scientific highlights from 2015, vote for your favourite and experience the prize giving ceremony. Outside the lecture hall, there will be ample time for discussions and mingle.



Registration is now closed. List of participants.


Preliminary program

08.00 Registration & coffee
09.15 Welcome words
09.25 Caroline Gallant (Uppsala University/SciLifeLab)
SciLifeLab Single Cell facilities presentations
09.40 Keynote: John Marioni (EMBL-EBI, Sanger Institute & CRUK Cambridge Institute, United Kingdom)
Understanding early mammalian development using single-cell transcriptomics
10.10 Barbara Treutlein (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany)
Dissecting human cerebral organoids and fetal neocortex using single-cell RNA-seq
10.30 Short break
10.50 Igor Adameyko (Medical University of Vienna, Austria & Karolinska Institutet)
Single cell transcriptomics for resolving neural crest populations and for solving the challenge of crest multipotency
11.10 Sten Linnarsson (Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab)
Single-cell RNA-seq in the mammalian brain
11.30 Maria Kasper (Karolinska Institutet)
Single-cell transcriptomics resolves heterogeneity of murine epidermis and hair follicles
11.50 Lunch mingle + SciLifeLab Single Cell facility exhibition + Art exhibition
13.25 2015 SciLifeLab Scientific Highlights – publication and performance
Short presentations
14.30 Fabien Burki (Uppsala University/SciLifeLab)
Promises and challenges of single-cell genomics in microbial eukaryotes
14.50 John Tsang (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA)
From single cells to networks to human populations: assessing and utilizing heterogeneity of the immune system
15.10 Coffee break + SciLifeLab Single Cell facility exhibition + Art exhibition
15.40 Rachel Foster (Stockholm University)
Single cell imaging of microbial populations important to N and C cycling in Open Ocean Ecosystems
16.05 Panel discussion and Q&A
16.45 2015 SciLifeLab Scientific Highlights – publication and performance
Voting and award ceremony
17.05 Concluding remarks
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17.15 SciLifeLab Pub: wine, beer and snacks  (Cash payments only)


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Confirmed speakers

  • John TsangSystems Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit, NIH (USA)
  • John MarioniComputational and evolutionary genomics, EMBL-EBI (UK)
  • Barbara TreutleinMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany)
  • Igor AdameykoMolecular Neurosciences, Medical University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Fabien BurkiDepartment of Botany, University of British Columbia (Canada) / SciLifeLab (Sweden)
  • Rachel FosterDepartment of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • Sten Linnarsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet / SciLifeLab (Sweden)
  • Maria Kasper, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)


Abstract book

Abstract book – SciLifeLab Science Summit 2016


Bus transfer from SciLifeLab Uppsala

We offer bus transportation from SciLifeLab Uppsala to Aula Medica, KI Campus Solna in the morning and back after the event. Reserve your seat when filling in the registration form.

Departure time from Husargatan 3 (D11), Uppsala: 07.30
Departure time from Aula Medica, Solna: 17.30


Any questions?

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