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[Advanced Study Workshop] The Regulome: Genome Architecture and Single-Cell Transcriptomics

Date: June 21 – 23, 2016

Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong

Advanced Study Workshop - The Regulome: Genome Architecture and Single Cell Transcriptomics. Co-organized by Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong - Karolinska Institutet Collaboration in Regenerative Medicine.

It is now possible to define global profiles of gene expression (transcriptome) down to single cell resolution and access epigenetic modifications of the genome (epigenome) which link to the identification of regulatory elements in the genome. Through a series of research talks and technical workshops, by international and local experts, this Advanced Study Workshop aims to update researchers on the latest advances in dissecting gene regulatory circuits on a genomic scale that drive a cell from one functional state to the next during development, growth and disease. The Advanced Study Workshop will cover the latest approaches to access dynamic changes in genomic architecture and gene expression in single cells, for the construction of hierarchical models of the pathway and gene regulatory network changes that drive the differentiation process or pathogenic mechanisms.

The Advanced Study Workshop will be open to all, but places in the hands-on practical workshops will be limited to registered participants. Registered participants will also have the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the experts.

List of Speakers:

  • Igor Adameyko, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Omid Faridani, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Peter V Kharchenko, Harvard Medical School, USA

  • Danny Leung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

  • Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, University of Oxford, UK

  • Kevin Yip, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

  • Michael Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA; Tsinghua University, China

  • Jiangwen Zhang, The University of Hong Kong

  • Yi Zhao,Tsinghua University, China

Registration: (obligatory for practical workshops and for those wishing to present their work). Application form can be downloaded from

Deadline for application: June 14, 2016

Application / Enquiries:

Ms. Irene Poon

School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, 3/F Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong.

Tel: +852 3917 9240

Fax: +852 2855 1254


Course Fee: No course fee required.

The Workshop is co-hosted by the Strategic Research Theme of Development and Reproduction, the Strategic Research Theme of Genomics, The Centre for Reproduction, Development and Growth (CRDG), the Centre for Genomic Sciences, Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Centre and the School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong.


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