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Single-Cell for Cancer Biology ONLINE

When: April 11, 2024 Time: 3:00 pm

Single-Cell sequencing has already become a staple methodology for medical research. Much of this advancement has happened within, and is directly relevant to cancer biology. Hence, we are really excited to launch our new webinar series – Single-Cell for Cancer Biology ONLINE – to directly explore the latest impact that single-cell methodologies are having on cancer research.

This series will showcase examples of best-in-class single-cell sequencing data to improve the understanding of cancer characteristics such as cell heterogeneity, cellular networks and tumour microenvironment dynamics. These examples go way beyond RNA-seq, with many making use of single-cell multi-omics measurements.

Our roster of 9 world-leading experts in single-cell and cancer biology is unmatched for a webinar series of this kind, and you will learn something new from each one that you can use in your own projects!

By registering you will:

  • Receive a thorough update on the latest single-cell advancements for understanding and acting on tumour heterogeneity.
  • Learn methods for integrating epigenetics, metabolomics and more to get a better understanding of cancer cell and tumour dynamics
  • Hear strategies for successful single-cell and spatial transcriptomics cancer biology experiment planning

This series will be held on 11th, 18th and 25th April 2024 at 3pm BST / 4pm CET / 10am EST.

**Please note that by registering for one webinar in the series, you will automatically be registered to all subsequent webinars**

Webinar 1: Single-Cell Epigenetic Integration for Exploring Cancer Cell Dynamics

Thursday 11th April, 2024 at 3pm BST / 4pm CET/ 10am EST

This webinar will cover the uses of single-cell epigenetic technology to understand gene regulatory networks and epigenetic deregulation in cancer biology. It will discuss the computational principles for using single-cell sequencing to understand epigenetics, while also highlighting how single-cell can be used in the context of bulk data.

Talk 1: Single-Sample Network Modelling in Cancer Biology in the Context of Bulk Data

Kimberly Glass, Assistant Professor, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Talk 2: Epigenetic Deregulation in NSCLC Beyond Tumor Cells

Mei-Ju (May) Chen, Senior Post-Doc Bioinformatician, DKFZ Heidelberg

Talk 3: Technology and Computational Tools for scRNA/ATAC-seq Integration of Genetic & Epigenetic Disease Evidence

– Judith Zaugg, Group Leader, EMBL Heidelberg

Webinar 2: Single-Cell Tumor Microenvironment Immune Dynamics

Thursday 18th April, 2024 at 3pm BST / 4pm CET/ 10am EST

This webinar will cover the latest examples of using single-cell analysis to understand TME dynamics. The speakers will showcase recent advances in identifying different cancer types, identifying novel immune evasion mechanisms, which both reveal novel therapeutic targets for cancer treatment.

Talk 1: Glioblastoma Tumor Microenvironment Linked to Single-Cell Tumor Heterogeneity & Immune Infiltration

  • Michalina Janiszewska, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology

Talk 2: Dissecting Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Colorectal Cancer Metastasis

  • Mirjana Efremova, Lecturer, Group Leader, Queen Mary University London

Talk 3: Unlocking the Potential of Foundation Models in Single-Cell RNA-Seq to Enhance Insights into Tumor Immunity

  • Jordan Krull, Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology, Ohio State University

Webinar 3: Single-Cell Omics Methods for Resolving Cancer Cell Heterogeneity

Thursday 25th April, 2024 at 3pm BST / 4pm CET/ 10am EST

This webinar closes of our series by highlighting current advances in studying and analysing tumor heterogeneity using single-cell sequencing. Using epigenomic, metabolomic and spatial data, our speakers will show how exposing multi-omic cellular heterogeneity creates pathways to new biomarkers, drug pathways and, ultimately, treatments.

Talk 1: Single Cell Metabolomics for Breast Cancer to Identify Cancer Subtypes & Subclusters

  • Annalisa Occhipinti, Associate Professor, Teeside University

Talk 2: Single-Cell Profiling to Decipher Mechanistic Insights of Cell Heterogeneity During [Lung] Cancer Initiation, Metastasis and Treatment

  • Lindsay LaFave, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Talk 3: Strategies for Successful Single-Cell and Spatial Transcriptomics Experiment Planning

  • Meryam Beniazza, Single-Cell Multi-omics Specialist, The University of Edinburgh

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