Innovations in Single Cell Omics Conference

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  • Venue: PRBB - Auditorium
  • Address: C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona
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The human body consists of trillions of cells, but a mutation in one of them can cause cancer.

This example demonstrates that biology is not a process driven by averages and highlights the importance of single cell-level studies. The last years have seen a rapid expansion of the field of single-cell genomics, which has enabled paradigm shifts in many fields of biological sciences, ranging from evolutionary biology over stem cell biology to cancer research.

The ISCO conference  is co-organised by leading  centres  for  genomic and  biomedical  research in  Berlin and Barcelona, including the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), two centres from the BIST community. The conference brings together young  single cell researchers from different disciplines to  enable scientific exchange and  foster new international collaborations. Topics are innovations in single-cell and spatially-resolved technologies, new computational approaches, and applications in the medical arena. ISCO (Innovations in Single Cell Omics) puts special emphasis on providing networking opportunities for PhD students and postdocs, with a large number of talks from selected abstracts, a poster session, and a proper party.

This year’s third edition of ISCO is back in Barcelona.


Lars Velten, Single Cell and Synthetic Genomics of Blood Formation Group Leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Elisabetta Mereu, Cellular Systems Genomics Group Leader, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (JCI)
Alejo Rodríguez-Fraticelli, Quantitative Stem Cell Dynamics Group Leader, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)


February 29th, 2024
150€ academic registration
Register for the conference here

May 17th, 2024
200€ academic registration

February 29th, 2024
Submit your abstract here


Keynote Speakers

John Marioni, EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK
Theodore Alexandrov, EMBL, BioInnovation Institute, Germany

Invited Speakers

Giole La Manno, EPFL, Switzerland
Caleb Lareau, Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
Mor Nitzan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Yonatan Stelzer, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Sydney Shaffer, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Learn more: ISCO Conference website