Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Danish Single Cell Symposium

    This one-day symposium will focus on every aspect of single cell transcriptomics ranging from sample processing to data analysis. Through oral and poster presentations, Danish and international, junior and senior researchers will present their single cell transcriptomics data obtained from various cell cultures, model organisms and human tissues. During the symposium participants will discuss how single cell transcriptomics can be applied to resolve cell heterogeneity in order to identify distinct cell types in complex tissues, to study tissue differentiation and maturation and to identify mechanisms of pathogenesis and disease progression.

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    04 October 2018


    Peter Kharchenko PhD, Harvard University, USA
    John Marioni PhD, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK
    Ed Lein PhD, Allen Brain Atlas, USA

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    Peter Kharchenko, PhD, Harvard University, USA
    Topic: High-throughput droplet-based single cell transcriptomics, tracing cell differentiation trajectories, identification of affected cell types in disorders, combination of single cell transcriptomics with epigenetics.

    John Marioni, PhD, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK
    Topic: Single cell data analysis, improvement of single cell data quality, spatial transcriptomics, cell fate trajectories during development.

    Ed Lein, PhD, Allen Brain Atlas, USA
    Topic: Single cell and single nucleus transcriptomics of human brain tissue during development and in adult brain, identification of human-specific neuronal subtypes.

    John Campbell, University of Virginia, USA
    Topic: Decoding neural control of energy balance through single-cell transcriptomics


    Registration and abstract submission is open to all levels of participants (MSc students, PhD students, postdocs and PIs), and it is completely free of charge. Submission of a short abstract and poster presentation is strongly encouraged. There will be a selection of short talks based on the abstract submitted.

    Deadlines for registration:
    – Abstract submission for short talks – August 24, 2018. Selected talks will get notified in the first week of September.
    – Abstract submission for general attendance with poster – September 14, 2018

    Scientific committee

    • Konstantin Khodosevich, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen
    •  Tune Pers, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen


    Morning chair: Konstantin Khodosevich
    8:30 am Keynote speaker
    Peter Kharchenko, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Title: Analysis of transcriptional dynamics with single-cell data
    9:15 am Keynote speaker
    John Marioni, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK
    Title: Using single cell genomics to understand cell fate decisions in early development
    10:00 am Coffee and networking break
    10:30 am Session 1

    John Campbell, University of Virginia, USA
    Title: Decoding neural control of energy balance through single-cell transcriptomics
    10:50 am Tune H Pers, CBMR, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Title: Human genetics-guided identification of cell type-specific pathways for obesity
    11:10 am Agnete Kirkeby, DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Title: Dissecting neural lineages in an in vitro model of human brain development
    11:30 am Short talks chosen from the abstracts
    Frederik Otzen Bagger,Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Simone Isling Pærregaard,Division of Immunology & Vaccinology – Mucosal Immunology, Technical University of Denmark
    Eva Hoffmann, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenghagen, Denmark
    12:15 pm Lunch break
    Afternoon chair: Tune H Pers
    1:00 pm Session 2

    Konstantin Khodosevich, BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Title: Identification of neuronal subtypes that contribute to disease phenotype in neurodevelopmental disorders
    1:20 pm Filipe Pereira, BMC, Lund University, Sweden
    Title: Elucidating Hematopoietic Reprogramming with Single Cell Resolution
    1:40 pm Vanessa Hall, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Title: Unveiling the architecture of the developing brain’s navigational system
    2:00 pm Short talks chosen from the abstracts
    Ulrich Pfisterer,BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Luca Mariani, DanStem, Univeristy of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Kristoffer Vitting-Seerup,BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    2:45 pm Coffee and networking break
    3:15 pm Keynote speaker
    Ed Lein, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
    Title: A molecular classification and human specialization of cortical cell types
    4:00 pm Panel discussion with keynote speakers
    5:00 pm Buffet dinner and poster session
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    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    If you are by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

    Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Sophie Labrosse at sfeb@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Sophie Labrosse (sfeb@novo.dk).