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Norwich Single-Cell Symposium 2020

Now in its fourth year, the annual Norwich Single-Cell Symposium at Earlham Institute covers single-cell genomics technologies and their application in microbial, plant, animal and human health and disease.

Start date:

16 September 2020

End date:

17 September 2020


10h00 - 17h00


Earlham Institute


Registration deadline:

16 August 2020


£95 standard, £75 for student registrants

About the event.

Single-cell genomic technologies continue to develop at pace, generating new insights into cellular diversity within living systems. This event aims to bring together researchers applying single-cell technologies across a wide range of species.

The symposium covers single-cell genomics technologies and their application in microbial, plant, animal and human health and disease. Offering a forum for researchers to discuss the latest developments in single-cell genomics, whilst networking with other researchers with the intention of catalysing future development and application of single-cell genomics across the UK.

The event will feature talks from invited speakers and selected abstracts, and we are keen to capture as broad a range of single-cell applications as possible. Topics to be covered include:

  • Single-cell genomics in plant and microbial research
  • Single-cell genomics in health, disease and development
  • Single-cell informatics
  • Single-cell technology development


We are offering the opportunity to present your research at the symposium. This will either be as a 15-20 minute talk, or as a poster (you can select your preference during the registration). Submission deadline for abstracts is 1 August 2020.

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically as part of your registration. Submissions via email will not be accepted
  • Abstract limits are 250 words (excluding title, authors and affiliations)
  • Presenting author should be highlighted in bold
  • Abstracts will be reviewed within 14 days of the submission deadline and you will be informed of the outcome shortly thereafter

Sponsorship opportunities

Would you like to sponsor this event? Contact training@earlham.ac.uk to register your interest and find out more.


Day 1 - Wednesday 16 September

10:00 - 10:30Registration and coffee
10:30 - 10:40Welcome
10:40 - 11:00Invited Speaker 1
11:00 - 11:20Invited Speaker 2
12:00 - 12:30Poster lightning talks
12:30 - 14:00Networking Lunch and Posters
14:00 - 14:20Invited Speaker 3
14:20 - 14:40Invited Speaker 4
14:40 - 15:00Invited Speaker 5
15:00 - 15:20Invited Speaker 6
15:30 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 16:50Keynote Speaker 1
17:00Coach to The Georgian Townhouse
17:30 - 10:00Social mixer at The Georgian Townhouse

Day 2 - Thursday 17 September

09:30 - 10:00Coffee
10:00 - 10:50Keynote Speaker 2
10:50 - 11:10Invited Speaker 7
11:10 - 11:40Coffee break
11:40 - 12:00Selected Speaker 1
12:00 - 12:20Selected Speaker 2
12:20 - 12:40Selected Speaker 3
12:40 - 13:40Networking Lunch and Posters
13:40 - 14:00Selected Speaker 4
14:00 - 14:20Selected Speaker 5
14:20 - 14:40Selected Speaker 6
14:40 - 15:00Close of event and feedback
15:00Departures (coffee available)

Additional speakers will be added as event details and programme are confirmed.

Further information.

Registration will include lunch and refreshments on both days, and the evening social event on Wednesday 16 September 2020.

Please see the list below of recommended hotels:

HotelDistance (miles) to EIAverage pricesWebsite
Wensum Guest House2.7

Singles from: £62.00

Double/Twin from: £75.00

Pine Lodge B&B1.6

Singles from £45.00

Doubles from £65.00

Best Western - Annesley House Hotel3.2

Singles from £79.50

Doubles from £99.50

Cringleford Guest House1.3

Singles from £100.00

Doubles/Twins from £100.00

Maids Head Hotel3.9

Singles from: £90.00

Doubles/Twins: £108.00

Georgian Townhouse Hotel2.9

Singles from £119.00

Doubles/Twins from £119.00


Have any questions?

We'll be happy to support you however you need, just get in touch with our organising team.

EI Training team, training@earlham.ac.uk

Address and map.

Earlham Institute
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk