Registration open for 2017 NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Investigators Meeting - June 29-30

(Stephen Fisher) #1

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to attend the 5th and final Annual Single Cell Analysis Program Investigators Meeting, sponsored by the NIH Common Fund. The event will be held on June 29-30, 2017 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. Registration for the meeting is free and open to all researchers interested in single cell analysis:

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30am ET on Thursday June 29 and finish at 1pm on Friday June 30th. If you wish to present details of your recent research at the meeting, we have a very limited number of speaking slots but a long poster session on June 29. Please note that abstracts for presentations need to be submitted on the Abstract Template ( by June 2 to Investigators funded under the SCAP RFAs or SBIR announcements are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their work to help with the closeout evaluation of the program. Currently confirmed speakers for the meeting include: Cori Bargmann (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative), Dana Pe’er (Columbia), Robert Singer (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), John Ngai (UC Berkeley) and Rahul Satija (New York Genome Center). We will post a draft agenda for the meeting in May and a final agenda will be sent a week in advance to people registered for the meeting.

This year we have 8 breakout sessions planned for discussion of topics ranging from immune cell diversity to data, metadata and spatial frameworks for building comprehensive human tissue maps. Please note that two of these breakout sessions (Data, metadata and spatial frameworks for building comprehensive human tissue maps, Collecting and preserving human tissue for multiplexed single cell analysis) that we will use to inform the upcoming NIH Common Fund HuBMAP program ( are planned for the afternoon of Wednesday June 28, before the full meeting begins on the 29th. Although the full meeting will not be videocast, these two breakout sessions will be videocast and details will be sent to those people who express an interest. During the meeting we will also give updates on single cell analysis funding opportunities, offer a number of focus group meetings with NIH staff and announce the winners of the second phase of the “Follow that Cell” challenge ( ).

As a reminder, this is an open meeting and you do not need to be a funded investigator to attend the meeting, so please share the details of the meeting with any of your colleagues who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you in June!

Thank you,
The NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Working Group