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Norwich Single Cell Symposium 2018

Two days of talks and discussion on the development and application of new technologies to decode life at the single cell level.

Start date:

16 May 2018

End date:

17 May 2018


09h00 - 17h00


Earlham Institute


Registration deadline:

08 May 2018



About the event.

Click here for our Single Cell Symposium 2019 event.

Following the success of the inaugural Norwich Single Cell Symposium in 2017, we are delighted to invite you to join us again this year.

Developments in single cell genomics technologies have enabled the dissection of biological processes in unprecedented detail, with broad ranging applications in the study of microbial genomics as well as plant and human health and disease. Technologies enabling the analysis of 100s-1000s of single cells in individual experiments are becoming routine, and the diversity of techniques available to analyse the genomes, epigenomes and transcriptomes of single cells continues to increase at pace.

The Norwich Single Cell Symposium brings together researchers who are curious about single cell genomics and its potential application to their research. The event hosts external speakers presenting advanced single cell research, plus highlights the development of single cell capabilities available at Earlham Institute. The symposium offers up-to-date information, plus networking opportunities with the intention of catalysing future development and application of single cell genomics approaches in the region.

This two-day event will feature talks from invited speakers and EI researchers, covering topics including:

  • Single Cell Genomics in Developmental Biology
  • Single Cell Genomics in Health and Disease
  • Applications of Single Cell Genomics in Plant and Microbial Sciences
  • Analysis of Single Cell Genomics Data


We welcome abstract submissions from all delegates, both early career researchers and experienced. Abstracts should include a title, list of authors with presenting author in bold, affiliations for authors and the main body of the abstract must be no longer than 250 words.

Abstracts must be submitted in one of the following file formats: .doc .docx .pdf to training@earlham.ac.uk

Deadline for abstract submission is: Friday 4th May at 23:59 BST.

Abstracts will be reviewed and successful authors will be contacted by Wednesday 9th May. Abstracts will be selected based on scientific merit and complementarity to the symposium themes.

Successful authors will be given a 15 minute slot comprising of 12 minute presentation and 3 minutes for questions. Speakers will be asked to send their presentation in advance, plus to bring a backup copy of the presentation in an appropriate format (either USB or accessible from a download site).



Day 1 - 16 May 2018



12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and registration

13:00 - 13:10


13:10 - 13:30

Introduction to Single-Cell Capabilities at EI - Dr Iain Macaulay

13:30 - 14:15

Invited speaker - Prof Thierry Voet - Single-cell (multi)omics to study the biology of cellular heterogeneity in health and disease

14:15 - 14:30

Invited speaker - Dr Christos Proukakis - Single cell low coverage whole-genome sequencing of laser captured human substantia nigra neurons

14:30 - 14:45

Invited speaker - Dr Stefano Pagliara - Single-cell microfluidic manipulation and analysis

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 - 15:30

Invited speaker - Dr Suzie Hingley-Wilson - Anti-microbial resistance in Tuberculosis; searching for one in a million

15:30 - 15:45

Invited speaker - Dr Nicola Wilson - A single cell hematopoietic landscape resolves eight lineage trajectories and defects in Kit mutant mice

15:45 - 16:00

Invited speaker - Prof Andreas Houben - CRISPR-imaging – a novel tool to analyze the dynamics of genomic loci in single cells

16:00 - 16:15

Invited speaker - Dr Raheleh Rahbari - Striking differences in single cell genome and transcriptome instability between human and mouse brains

16:15 - 17:30

Canapés and networking

Day 2 - 17 May 2018



09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45

Invited speaker - Dr Celia Martinez-Jiminez - Effect of ageing on cellular variability and transcriptional dynamics

09:45 - 10:00

Invited speaker - Steven Dressig - Sequencing of single pollen nuclei reveals meiotic recombination events at megabase resolution

10:00 - 10:15

Invited speaker - Dr Lia Chappell - Sequencing thousands of single cells in parallel

10:15 - 10:30

Invited speaker - Dr Simone Immler - Identifying genes under selection in haploid sperm

10:30 - 10:45

Invited speaker - David Laehnemann - ProSolo: Bayesian variant calling in multiple displacement amplified single cell DNA sequencing data

10:45 - 11:15


11:15 - 11:30

Invited speaker - Dr Rachel Queen - Implementing a scRNA-Seq analysis pipeline as a university core service and applying it the study of retinal stem cells

11:30 - 11:45

Invited speaker - Maria Xydia - The contribution of secondary iTreg clones to the TCR repertoire of Treg in tumor patients

11:45 - 12:00

Invited speaker - Billy Aldridge - Exploring plant transcriptomes one cell at a time

12:00 - 12:15

Invited speaker - Dr Carlo Sala Frigerio - Heterogeneity of microglia response to amyloid plaque formation in Alzheimer's disease

12:15 - 12:30

Close of event and feedback

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and depart

Fees and accommodation.

Registration includes lunch and refreshments on both days, canapes for the social mixer/poster session.

Suggested accommodation:

Wensum Guest House
Distance: 2.7 miles
Singles from: £45.00
Double/Twin from: £69.00

Pine Lodge B&B
Distance: 1.6 miles
Singles from: £45.00
Doubles from: £65.00

Best Western - Annesley Hotel
Distance: 3.2 miles
Singles from: £67.50
Doubles from: £79.50

Cringleford Guest House
Distance: 1.3 miles
Singles from: £75.00
Doubles/Twins from: £90.00

Maids Head Hotel
Distance: 3.9 miles
Singles from: £85.00
Doubles/Twins: £95.00

Georgian House Hotel
Distance: 2.9 miles
Singles from: £85
Doubles/Twins from: £95