Single Cell Analysis
June 8 - 21, 2016
Application Deadline: March 15, 2016


Amy Herr, University of California, Berkeley
Michael McConnell, University of Virginia
Gene Yeo, University of California, San Diego


Ian Burbulis, University of Virginia
Olga Botvinnik, University of California, San Diego
Yan Song, University of California, San Diego
Julea Vlassakis,  University of California, Berkeley
Kevin Yamauchi, University of California, Berkeley

See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past

The goal of this two week course is to familiarize students with cutting edge technologies for characterization of single cells. Modules of the course will be taught by scientists with expertise in distinct areas of single cell analysis. Topics to be covered include quantitative single cell analysis by RNAseq, genomic DNA analysis, proteomics, and metabolomics. Multiple nucleic amplification methodologies including aRNA, MALBAC and MDA will be employed. In addition, students will be instructed in basic bioinformatic analysis of next generation sequencing data.

  • Single cell genome, transcriptome, and proteome measurement
  • Introductory next generation sequencing data analysis
  • Photoactivatable single cell probes
  • Single cell mass spectrometry / Soft X-ray tomography
Speakers and Module Leaders in 2016 include:

Nancy Allbritton, University of North Carolina
Sean Bendall, Stanford University
David Chenoweth,
University of Pennsylvania
Jerold Chun,
The Scripps Research Institute
Nick Dobes,
Cell Microsystems
Geoff Faulkner,
University of Queensland, Australia
Carolyn Larabell,
University of California, San Francisco
Birgit Liss, Institute of Applied Physiology, University of Ulm
Steve McCarroll, Harvard Medical School
Elena Romanova,
University of Illinois
Stas Rubakhin,
University of Illinois
Peter Sims,
Columbia University
Nick Trotta,
Cell Microsystems
Yong Yao, National Institute of Mental Health

This course is supported with funds provided by: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Cost (including board and lodging): $3,735

This button links to a short form which confirms your interest in the course. No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course.

Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive by early evening on June 7 and plan to depart after lunch on June 21. Students are further expected to bring a laptop computer with specified bioinformatic packages pre-installed.