Ascona Workshop 2017

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Ascona 2017

Statistical Challenges in Single-Cell Biology


Driven by biotechnological developments that enable single-cell handling and measurements on a genome-wide scale, single-cell profiles are now generated widely and rapidly. Single-cell approaches allow for probing biological systems at an unprecedented level of detail. For the first time, we can manipulate single cells and investigate variation among individual cells and inter-cellular interactions on the molecular level.

This interdisciplinary workshop is intended to be a forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge biotechnological and computational developments and the identification of open data analysis problems and solutions. Targeted areas for the workshop include: novel experimental techniques for single-cell analysis, statistical models of cell-to-cell variation, data integration, and applications of single-cell genomics to somatic variation in development and disease.



April 30 to May 5, 2017


Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Nicola Aceto (University of Basel)
  • Kobi Benenson (ETH Zurich)
  • Bernd Bodenmiller (University of Zurich)
  • Raphael Gottardo (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
  • Takashi Hiiragi (EMBL Heidelberg)
  • Peter Kharchenko (Harvard Medical School)
  • Prisca Liberali (FMI Basel)
  • John Marioni (Cancer Research UK, Cambridge)
  • Nick Navin  (MD Anderson)
  • Magnus Rattray (University of Manchester)
  • Oliver Stegle (EMBL-EBI Hinxton)
  • Valérie Taly (Paris Descartes)


Application is closed. Notifications have been sent on February 3, 2017.


Registration is closed.


Organizing committee

Niko Beerenwinkel, Peter Bühlmann, Wolfgang Huber


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