Single Cell Plus – Data Science Challenges in Single Cell Research (Cancelled) (21w5212)


Jean Yee Hwa Yang (The University of Sydney)

Sara Mostafavi (University of Washington)

Xuegong Zhang (Tsinghua University)

Hongyu Zhao (Yale University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Single Cell Plus – Data Science Challenges in Single Cell Research" workshop in Banff from May 23 to May 28, 2021.

Cells are the fundamental building blocks of life. Recent advancement in biotechnology has allow us to peek inside this every cell to better understand of biology and human disease. Single cell technology also generates big and complex data and brings about new data science challenges of computational and life scientists. The objective of this workshop is to bring together international leaders in diverse disciplines including mathematical, statistical, computational, biological and medical in an collaborative atmosphere to develop collaborative capacity that will tackle various underlying data science challenges in single cell research.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).