Participant Testimonials

Feb 24 - Mar 01, 2019

The single-cell data analysis workshop provided unique venue for bringing in researchers in the areas of bioinformatics, genomics, and experimentalists. The topics discussed covered important areas and challenges that face single-cell data analysis. Excellent reviews on the current progress in the algorithm design and experimental implementation have been discussed. In addition, I appreciate the small size of the conference that allows all the participates have plenty of time interacting with each other, which is incredibly important for collaboration. Overall, the conference has very positive impact on my research! Thanks to the organizers and BIRS staff for the job well done!

Yunlong Liu Director
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Indiana University School of Medicine

I was very grateful that I could get the chance to attend BIRS workshop few weeks ago. I am working in the bioinformatics & biostatistics field, working on large scale genomics data. Single Cell sequencing is a new technology examines the sequence information from individual cells. It provides in higher resolution of cellular differences and better understanding of function of an individual cell in the context of its microenvironment. At the same time, it also brings in a lot questions which need mathematics and statistics solution. I found this meeting very helpful for my current research. The direct impact of this meeting is that it inspires me new ideas of analyzing bulk sequencing data. Another wonderful part of this meeting is that, not only mathematician & statisticians present their work, there are also some application cases, which give me much better understanding of the statistical problems and biological benefit of single cell sequencing. Thank BIRS very much for supporting such high quality meeting in Canada!

Qingrun Zhang University of Calgary