The Symposium is coordinated by the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the BTC Institute. Emerging technologies to measure gene and protein expression in single cells are toppling dogmas in the field of stem cell biology. To describe recent advances, this symposium brings together leading researchers in single cell omics and stem cell biology. The presentations will not only highlight the approaches to evaluate gene expression and regulation, cellular metabolism, and spatial organization in single cells, but will also describe the computational tools to decipher the biology from these measurements.


  • Applying spatial genomics to uncover stem cell dynamics
  • Visualization and integration of single cell omics data
  • Defining gene regulatory networks that underlie cell fate decisions
  • Visualizing the in vivo neural stem cell niche
  • Determining   organ size from  single cell information
  • Self-organizing single stem cell models for understanding early development
  • A multiscale model of stem cell state in cancer
  • Cellular metabolic heterogeneity in tumors

For 2020: The registration fee is $120; discounted to $60 for students and post-doctoral researchers.
poster session + contest
SCHEDULE [in progress]

information for 2020 sponsors:
Exhibitor’s Agreement Form
Rules and Regulations for Exhibitors
payment form


confirmed presenters

Long Cai, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, The Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA

Fernando Camargo, Ph.D., Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Principal Faculty, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Sebastian Jessberger, Ph.D., Professor for Neurosciences and Managing Director of the Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Smita Krishnaswamy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Tannishtha Reya, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Nicolas Rivron, Ph.D. Eng., Group Leader of the Laboratory of Synthetic Development, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences,Vienna, Austria

Sushmita Roy, Ph.D., Faculty,Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine and Public Health;  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Melissa Skala, Ph.D., Investigator, Morgridge Institute; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

organizing committee

Timothy J. Kamp, M.D., Professor, Medicine, Cell and Regenerative Biology; Co-Director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Darcie Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dewpartment of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Rupa Sridharan,Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

David Vereide, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Regenerative Biology, Morgridge Institute for Reseach, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI




Discounted rates are available HOME2 by Hilton Madison Central ($119) and the Wyndham Garden Hotel Fitchburg ($99). Please sure to refer to this event, the BTC Institute and this rate when making your resvervation.  You are advised to book at least one month prior to the event.  You may also want to check out the complete list of hotels that offer special rates for those attending programs at the BTC Institute.


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