I apologize for the mass email, but I wanted to make sure you knew about a Cell Symposium I'm organizing with two of my favorite colleagues, Quincey Justman, the Editor-in-Chief of Cell Systems, and Hana El-Samad, of UCSF. I'm writing on behalf of Quincey and Hana to encourage you, your lab, and your colleagues to come to the meeting and to submit an abstract to be considered for a talk.
We named this meeting "The Conceptual Power of Single Cell Biology" and if that names strikes you as unusual, that's our intent. The dramatic rise in the number, diversity, and throughput of single-cell techniques is changing biology, and our concept of "The Cell" is changing, too. This Cell Symposium is designed to highlight and discuss that change. We hope it will introduce you to ideas and people you may not know and inspire new questions and collaborations. We're very proud of our speaker list, which you can find below.
The abstract deadline has been extended to February 14 and discount early registration deadline is March 9, 2020. Family support awards are also available. I apologize that I can't respond directly to this email, but if you have questions, please email me directly on a fresh thread.
Thank you very much for your consideration and please feel free to share this email broadly, with any colleagues who might be interested in the meeting.
All the best,
Edior-in-Chief, Cell Reports,
On behalf of my co-organizers,
Quincey Justman and Hana El-Samad
Keynote: Xiaowei Zhuang
Domitilla Del Vecchio
Evolving concepts of the cell, biology's fundamental unit
The ability to make precise measurements of single cells at unprecedented scale and resolution, under demanding conditions, is changing the way we ask and answer biological questions. How are these technological advances changing our conceptual understanding of how biology works? How are they expanding our knowledge of what biology can do? How can we harness its potential in engineering and medicine?
We hope you can join us in San Francisco, where we will bring together disciplines as diverse as evolutionary biology, biophysics, neuroscience, and quantitative cell biology to develop insight into these questions.
- Harnessing the potential of single cells in engineering, biotechnology, and medicine
- Diversity in cellular behavior, form, and function
- Dynamics of cell populations in space and time
- Understanding cell physiology in health and disease