Recent advances in single-cell omics provide an unprecedented opportunity to dissect cellular heterogeneity at the genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic and protein levels. These technologies are being used to improve our understanding of complex phenotypes relevant to health and disease, to uncover the clonal dynamics of tumours and to characterise circulating tumour cells. Inter-cellular variation also provides data that can be used to uncover intra-cellular interactions and help tease apart regulatory networks and physical complexes. At the same time, these high-resolution measurement technologies present massive challenges in data processing, modelling and interpretation.

Located in a new state of the art research facility housing the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, this workshop aims to bring together biomedical researchers, technological innovators and data scientists working on single-cell omics methodologies and applications. Workshop speakers include:

Workshop Organising Commitee:

Magnus Rattray, University of Manchester
Crispin Miller, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Wolfgang Huber, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg

Workshop Schedule

The full schedule of the workshop is now online here

Workshop attendees can collect their badges at the reception desk on the ground floor of the MCRC building.



Accommodation can be booked directly by telephone at the nearby Best Western Willowbank Hotel. Quote "University of Manchester Faculty of Life Sciences" to secure your booking at the agreed workshop rate of £70 (double room, breakfast included). This rate is guaranteed for bookings made before 26th October.

Best Western Willow Bank
340 Wilmslow Road Manchester
M14 6AF
Tel: 0161 224 0461


Other hotels:

Premier Inn, Derwent Ave, Manchester M21 7QS

Britannia Country House, Palatine Road, M20 2WG


Getting around

To get to the Manchester Cancer Research Centre from the Willowbank Hotel:
A number of buses are available on Wilmslow Road: 142 (towards East Didsbury), 42 ((towards East Didsbury) and 42A (towards North Reddish). There is a bus stop outside the venue, 4 stops away from the nearest stop to the hotel. Travel time: 6 minutes. Take the same buses on the other side of the road to get back to the hotel.

The Manchester Cancer Research UK Centre is a 20 minute walk to Piccolino for the workshop dinner. However, you may prefer to get there by bus:
No. 84 bus at the Wilmslow Road/The Christie bus stop (Stop E) towards Chorlton. Piccolino is 5 stops away at the Burton Road/The Metropolitan stop, then 1 mins walk (6 Lapwing Lane, M20 2WS). Travel time: 10 minutes.




This meeting has been funded by the European Commission FP7 RADIANT project Grant Agreement No. 30562


Image: Takashi Hiiragi