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Norwich Single-Cell Symposium 2021

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:

15 September 2021

End date:

16 September 2021


10h00 - 17h00


Earlham Institute


Registration deadline:

15 August 2021


£95** standard, £75** for student registrants

**(see further information tab for extra cost details)

About the event.

**This event has been postponed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The speakers were confirmed for our 2020 event, and we are hopeful they will be able to attend in 2021.**

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 2021.

  • 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 15 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 16 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 15 September 2021 in a private function room at The Georgian Townhouse.

Please see the list below of recommended accommodation:

  • Broadview Lodge is on the nearby University of East Anglia (UEA) campus, offers reasonable rates and is around a 20 minute walk to Earlham Institute.
  • There are many Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels in and around Norwich, various distances to EI.
  • The Georgian Townhouse is 2.9 miles from EI, near the city centre, and is where we are holding the evening social event.
  • Park Farm Hotel is 4 miles from EI, to the south of Norwich in the village of Hethersett.
  • Maid’s Head Hotel is 4.6 miles from EI in the centre of Norwich city, next to the Cathedral.

Please carefully review our standard online event booking terms and conditions prior to registering for this event. Completing an online registration and associated payment process will mean that you are bound by these terms and conditions. Any supplemental terms or changes to these conditions on a per event basis will be included on this page. If you have any queries regarding our events or in relation to your booking, please contact us at training@earlham.ac.uk


We are very grateful to our sponsors in supporting this event:

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