Annual Symposium
8:45 AM to 4:15 PM | September 5, 2018

Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium 2018

Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
This is a public event.

The Power of One: Frontiers in single cell biology

The 2018 Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium will bring pioneers in the field of single cell biology to the University of Michigan to discuss the scientific advances driving the field forward. The speakers’ broad areas of expertise — from neuroscience, to immunology, to computer science and computational biology — reflect the widespread applicability and relevance of single cell research techniques. Read more about this year’s symposium.

The symposium will also feature a poster session of U-M research using single cell approaches. To present research at the poster session, please submit an abstract.

 

Schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. | Welcome by U-M Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Martin Philbert and LSI Director Roger Cone
  • 8:55 a.m. | Introduction of the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecturer
    Alan R. Saltiel, Ph.D.
    Director, Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Health, and Professor, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Director, Life Sciences Institute 2002-2015
  • 9:00 a.m. | Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture — Single cell genomics: When stochasticity meets precision 
    Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.
    Lee Shau-kee Chair Professor, Director of the Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center and Director of the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University
  • 9:50 a.m. | Morning break
  • 10:10 a.m. | Solving biomedical challenges through single cell genomics approaches
    Alexandra-Chloé Villani, Ph.D.
    Principal Investigator and Director, Single Cell Genomics Research Program, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital; Member of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • 11:00 a.m. | Exploring the biological basis of neuronal identity and diversity: From transcription mechanism to circuit function
    Z. Josh Huang, Ph.D.
    Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • 11:50 a.m. | Poster session and lunch
  • 1:20 p.m. | Spatial genomics and single cell lineage dynamics by seqFISH and MEMOIR
    Long Cai, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 2:10 p.m. | Analytics of single cell RNA-SEQ: Lessons from heterogeneity of immune cells
    Nir Yosef, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • 3:00 p.m. | Afternoon break
  • 3:20 p.m. |Myeloid cell contribution to tumor outcome
    Miriam Merad, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Director of the Precision Immunology Institute, Department of Oncological Sciences and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • 4:10 p.m. | Closing remarks

Speakers

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.
Lee Shau-kee Chair Professor, Director of the Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center and Director of the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics
Peking University
Alexandra-Chloé Villani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Z. Josh Huang, Ph.D.
Charles and Marie Robertson Professor in Neuroscience
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Long Cai, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Nir Yosef, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Center for Computational Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Miriam Merad
Miriam Merad, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Oncological Science and of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York

External Sponsors

Thank you to this year's external sponsors: 10x Genomics, Illumina and RareCyte

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