Agenda and Registration
8:30 AM - Check-in and light refreshments (no breakfast)
9:00 AM - Welcome and intro, Christine Henzler, PhD, MSI Co-Director of Research Informatics
9:10 AM - Mike Farrar, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
9:40 AM - Beth Thompson, PhD, Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism
10:10 AM - Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
10:40 AM - Coffee break
11:00 AM - Christine Henzler, PhD, MSI Co-Director of Research Informatics
11:20 AM - Kenny Beckman, PhD, UMN Genomics Center Director
11:40 AM - Town Hall meeting led by Kenny Beckman and Christine Henzler
12:30 PM - Adjourn
This event is for UMN researchers. Advanced registration is required for this in-person symposium and there is no cost to attend.
Town Hall Meeting
We want to hear from you!
We invite you to join Kenny Beckman, UMGC Director, and Christine Henzler, MSI Co-Director of Research Informatics, for open conversations on the future of single-cell research at the University. This is an opportunity for researchers to give feedback on their single-cell needs and challenges, as well as any suggestions, concerns, and questions for the cores. Researcher input is essential as it will aid the UMGC and MSI in shaping priorities for the coming fiscal year and beyond.
If you are unable to attend the town hall meeting or would like to remain anonymous, please include your single-cell feedback, concerns, or questions through this Google Form.
The goal of our studies is to define the functional contributions of distinct macrophage subpopulations to breast cancer progression and to develop new approaches to combat their tumor promoting functions. Using single cell analysis techniques combined with genetically modified mouse models, we have identified phenotypes and functions of various resident and infiltrating macrophage subpopulations in normal mammary glands, primary tumors, and metastatic sites. Delineating the specific mechanisms that contribute to macrophage heterogeneity and defining the functional contributions of macrophage subpopulations in the tumor microenvironment are critical for developing therapeutic strategies that effectively target this diverse population of cells in breast cancer.
More abstracts available in early June.
Location and Parking
The Single Cell Symposium is hosted in 402 Walter Library (117 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455) located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota. Check-in will be on the fourth floor.
Please enter Walter Library through the front entrance and use the main elevator to get to the 4th floor.
For parking near Walter Library, we suggest parking in the Church Street, Art Museum, or East River Road garages (parking rates apply).
Additional transportation options:
The Metro Green Line (Light Rail) and select campus buses have stops near Walter Library. A variety of detailed campus maps can help you navigate to Walter Library.
About the Cores
UMN Genomics Center
The University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC) provides genomic technologies and services to researchers and clinicians at the University of Minnesota, and to external academic and industry scientists throughout the United States and internationally. The UMGC acquires state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers an array of services, including next-generation sequencing, expression analysis, genotyping, single-cell and spatial genomics, metagenomics, and related support services such as nucleic acid extraction and quality control.
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) provides advanced research computing infrastructure and expertise to the University of Minnesota research and scholarly community and the State of Minnesota in order to advance and accelerate research and foster innovation and discoveries through advanced computing technologies, scientific computing, and informatics, application development, and services.