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Biodiversity Cell Atlas Meeting

Biodiversity Cell Atlas MeetingBiodiversity Cell Atlas Meeting



May 15th, 2023

09h00 Welcome & Organizers Introduction to the Biodiversity Cell Atlas initiative

Session 1: Considerations towards a BCA from the perspective of large-scale cell atlasing projects

Chair: Amos Tanay

09h30 Aviv Regev (Broad Institute) - TBD
09h45 Sarah Teichmann (Wellcome Sanger Institute) - Cell atlasing ecology and biology
09h55 Stein Aerts (VIB Leuven) - The Fly Cell Atlas
10h05 Seung Yon Rhee (Carnegie Institution) - The Plant Cell Atlas
10h15 Discussion and questions

10h30 Coffee break

Session 2: Considerations towards a BCA from the perspective of biodiversity genomics projects

Chair: Irene Papatheodorou

11h00 Harris Lewin (UC Davis) - The Earth Biogenome Project
11h15 Mark Blaxter (Wellcome Sanger Institute) - Single-cell sequence locally, think globally
11h25 Sadye Paez (Rockefeller University) - Ethical and equitable considerations for the Biodiversity Cell Atlas
11h35 Mara Lawniczak (Wellcome Sanger Institute) - TBD
11h45 Discussion and questions

Session 3: Comparative study of cell type diversity and evolution

Chair: Arnau Sebe-Pedros

12h00 Detlev Arendt (EMBL) - Animal diversity and cell type evolution
12h15 Tom Richards (Oxford University) - TBD
12h30 Ulrich Technau (Vienna University) - Cnidarian developmental cell atlases
12h38 Ina Arnone (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn) - Sea urching developmental single-cell atlas
12h46 Heather Marlow (Chicago University) - Comparative Analysis of Cell Identity Networks
12h54 Jake Musser (Yale University) - Profiling cellular diversity in sponges informs animal cell type and nervous system evolution
13h02 Discussion and questions

Sponsor talks

13h15 Resolve Bio
13h25 10x genomics

13h35 Lunch

Session 4: Experimental challenges of the BCA

Chair: Mara Lawniczak

15h00 Allon Klein (Harvard University) - Single-cell transcriptomics: general considerations for the Biodiversity Cell Atlas
15h10 Nikolaus Rajewsky (MDC) - TBD
15h20 Holger Heyn (CNAG-CRG) - scRNA-seq method benchmarking
15h30 Jordi Solana (Oxford Brookes University) - Cell fixation strategies for non-model organism scRNA-seq profiling
15h38 Hanh Vu (EMBL) - TBD
15h46 Susana Coelho (MPI Tübingen) - Brown algae cell atlas - Challenges of single-cell genomics with cell walls
15h54 Arnau Sebe-Pedros (CRG) - Single-cell genomics sampling from the wild with minimal infrastructure
16h02 Discussion and questions

16h20 Coffee break

Session 5: Data analysis and integration for the BCA

Chair: Detlev Arendt

16h50 Amos Tanay (Weizmann Institute of Science) - Comparative single-cell data analysis: integrating and standardizing the Biodiversity Cell Atlas
17h05 Irene Papatheodorou (EBI) - Databasing for the Biodiversity Cell Atlas
17h20 Jaime Huertas-Cepas (CBGP) - Large-scale comparative genomics for the Biodiversity Cell Atlas
17h30 Roderic Guigó (CRG) - The impact of partial genome annotations for comparative single-cell analyses
17h40 Discussion and questions

Session 6: Peripheral vision - applications of the BCA

Chair: Roderic Guigo

18h00 Mafalda Dias/Jonathan Frazer (CRG) - Leveraging genetic variation across evolutionary timescales
18h10 Manuel Irimia (CRG) - Comparative analysis of gene expession
18h20 Casey Dunn (Yale University) - The unification of phylogenetics, population biology, and developmental cell lineages: same tree, different scales