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Emerging Technologies in Single Cell Research goes Virtual

4 August 2020

VIB and LifeTime are proud to announce the first edition of Emerging Technologies in Single Cell Research, or SingleCell20 in short, taking place on 19-20 November 2020. This is at the same time VIB’s first virtual conference.

Given the current situation, the VIB Conferences team has explored the market for platforms to give attendees, speakers, and exhibitors a qualitative virtual conference experience with the same features as a live event. This means that the virtual environment should allow the exchange of cutting-edge research, to ask questions to speakers, to interact remotely with peers and to discuss posters during the online poster sessions.

As Single Cell Technologies are opening extraordinary opportunities to address today’s medical challenges, the organizing committee has put together pioneering topics which will make for an outstanding program. There will be sessions on single cell epigenomics, multi-omics, spatial omics, machine learning and more.

Below you can find an overview of the excellent speaker line-up:

  • Leeat Keren - Weizmann Institute of Science, IL;
  • Jop Kind - Hubrecht Institute, NL;
  • Miao-Ping Chien - Erasmus University Medical Center/ UFO Biosciences, NL;
  • Klaas Mulder - Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, NL;
  • Mor Nitzan - Harvard University, US;
  • Nikolaus Rajewsky - Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, DE;
  • Céline Vallot - CNRS/Institut Curie, FR;
  • Amos Tanay - Weizmann Institute of Science, IL;
  • Ana Pombo - The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, DE;
  • Oliver Stegle - EMBL-EBI, UK;
  • Oana Ursu - Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US;
  • Omer Bayraktar - Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK;
  • Fabian Theis - Helmholtz Zentrum München, DE;
  • Nils Gehlenborg - Harvard Medical School, US;
  • Bernd Bodenmiller - University of Zurich, CH;
  • Dominic Grün - Max Planck Institute of Immunology and Epigenetics, DE.

In brief, what can you expect from a Virtual VIB Conference?

  • A two-day conference with multiple sessions;
  • Access to all of the talks;
  • Discussions with fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors;
  • A personalized event experience;
  • Digital poster sessions;
  • Online group discussions;
  • The option to schedule one-to-one meetings.

We are looking forward to hosting our first Virtual Conference and this pilot edition of Emerging Technologies in Single Cell Research. Check out the latest program online now.

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