Schedule for: 19w5032 - Frontiers in Single-cell Technology, Applications and Data Analysis

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, February 24 and departing Friday March 1, 2019
Sunday, February 24
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
20:00 - 22:00 Informal gathering (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, February 25
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Staff
A brief introduction to BIRS with important logistical information, technology instruction, and opportunity for participants to ask questions.
(TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:10 Quan Long: Opening remark (TCPL 201)
09:10 - 10:00 Gerald Quon: Characterizing cell type-specific responses to stimuli using single cell RNA sequencing (Abstract ID: A12) (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:20 Edwin Wang: Germline genomics and single-cell analysis of brain tumors (Abstract ID: A14) (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch
Lunch is served daily between 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 14:00 Guided Tour of The Banff Centre
Meet in the Corbett Hall Lounge for a guided tour of The Banff Centre campus.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
14:00 - 14:20 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL 201)
14:20 - 15:10 Yunlong Liu: Understanding gene regulation using single cell RNA-seq data (Abstract ID: A6) (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:20 Nancy Zhang: Single Cell Transcriptomics: Denoising and Transfer Learning (Abstract ID: A13) (TCPL 201)
16:20 - 17:10 Paul Gordon: Effectively comparing publicly available single cell datasets: a case study in glioblastoma multiforme (Abstract ID: A15) (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, February 26
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:30 - 10:20 Mengjie Chen: Fast and accurate alignment of single-cell RNA-seq samples using kernel density matching (Abstract ID: A8) (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 11:50 Shrabanti Chowdhury: Missing Imputation in Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Data (Abstract ID: A18) 10:30- (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:20 Hongkai Ji: Reconstructing gene regulatory dynamics along pseudotemporal trajectories using single-cell RNA-seq (Abstract ID: A11) (TCPL 201)
14:20 - 15:10 Alexander de Leon: Impact of Misspecified Dependence on Clustering of RNA-seq Gene Expression Profiles (Abstract ID: A1) (TCPL 201)
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:45 - 16:35 Discussion: Challenges in Data Analysis (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, February 27
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
08:50 - 09:40 Zhijin Wu: Penalized Latent Dirichlet Allocation Model in Single Cell RNA Sequencing (Abstract ID: A4) (TCPL 201)
09:40 - 10:30 Xiang Zhou: iDEA: Integrative Differential Expression Analysis and Gene Set Enrichment Analysis in Single Cell RNAseq Studies (Abstract ID: A7) (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 11:50 Jingyi Jessica Li: A statistical simulator scDesign for rational scRNA-seq experimental design (Abstract ID: A9) (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Thursday, February 28
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
08:50 - 09:40 Jo Stratton: Single cell transcriptomics and fate mapping of ependymal cells reveals an absence of neural stem cell function (Abstract ID: A10) (TCPL 201)
09:40 - 10:30 Francesca Petralia: Single Cell Assessment of Tumor Heterogeneity (Abstract ID: A17) (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 11:50 Daniel Seaton: Single-cell RNA-sequencing of differentiating iPS cells reveals dynamic genetic effects on gene expression (Abstract ID: A2) (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:20 Quan Long: Reconstructing haplotypes from bulk-sequencing data (Abstract ID: A16) (TCPL 201)
14:20 - 15:10 Discussion: Applications (TCPL 201)
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:45 - 17:15 Roundtable discussion (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, March 1
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:30 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)