Dear Participants and Sponsors

We would like to say a very BIG THANK YOU to everyone for making this International Conference on Single Cell Research 2016 a success.
Please stay tuned for more information on our next meeting to be held in Uppsala, Sweden in May, 2018.

Yours Sincerely,

Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Single Cell Research 2016



  • 16th, 17th November, 2016



  • Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Single Cell Research 2016


  • Ito International Research Center (IIRC)
  • CREST・PRESTO (Innovative Technology Platforms for Integrated Single Cell Analysis)

Abstract submission deadline

  • 21st July, 2016 (Closed.) (e-mail to [])

Objectives and Goals

  • The conference will focus on single cell research, which is a rapidly growing field with promising applications to fundamental biology and medicine. The conference will bring together leading researchers, young researchers, users of single-cell research tools, industry players interested in practical application of single-cell research, etc to discuss latest advances in single-cell research including methodologies, application needs and potential challenges. The conference will also provide a platform for networking among developers and users of single-cell research tools that will hopefully boost international collaboration and networking, as well as industrial and academic partnerships. The conference is timely, coming at a time when the importance of single-cell research is gaining recognition and new tools and methodologies are being innovated. We extend a warm welcome to all who are interested.


  • Invited lectures,session talks,industry presentations,poster presentations,networking session.

Presentation style

  • Oral presentation (keynote and invited speakers)
  • Poster presentations (other presenters) including student poster award

Abstract submission for poster presentation

  • Deadline: 21st July, 2016 (closed.) (e-mail to [
  • Please submit your abstract according to the submission guideline.
  • There is no fee to participate.




The conference will be organized into 4 oral sessions (Single-cell omics Part:1(genomics & transcriptmics), Single-cell omics Part2:(Metabolomics, Proteomics and Cellomics), MEMS/Microfluidics and Imaging/Detection technologies) and 2 poster sessions including student poster award.

Keynote and invited speakers:
Alan Nelson (VisionGate, Inc., USA)
Amy Shen (OIST, JAPAN)
Andreas Schlitzer (Bonn Univ., Germany)
Caroline Gallant (Uppsala Univ., Sweden)
Daniel Chiu (Univ. Washington, USA)
Deirdre Meldrum (Arizona State Univ., USA)
Guohua Zhou (Nanjing. Univ., China)
Itaru Hamachi (Kyoto Univ., JAPAN)
Itoshi Nikaido (RIKEN, JAPAN)
Jian Han (HudsonAlpha, USA)
Jin-Ming Lin (Tsinghua Univ., China)
Joakim Lundeberg (KTH, Sweden)
Kun Zhang (UCSD, USA)
Masanobu Yamamoto (Purdue Univ., USA)
Nader Pourmand (UCSC, USA)
Shih-Kang Fan (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
Sten Linnarsson (Karolinska Inst., Sweden)
Steven Boxer (Stanford Univ., USA)
Sumio Sugano (Univ. Tokyo, JAPAN)
Takehiko Kitamori (Univ. Tokyo, JAPAN)
Thomas Laurell (Lund Univ., Sweden)
Ulf Landegren (Uppsala Univ., Sweden)
Young-Tae Chang (NUS, Singapore)
Yi Eve Sun (UCLA, USA)
and more..


On-line registration: Closed
Please resister at on-site registration desk
OPEN: Nov.16th 8:15 to 17:00, Nov.17th 8:15 to 17:00.

Sold Out: Banquet (Networking session)

Lunch seminar

Registration closed.

Instruction for presenters

Guidelines for Poster Presentations


  1. Posters should be prepared in A0 (841mm x 1189mm) size.
  2. You are required to exhibit your poster for presentation date only (Nov. 16th or 17th). Please display your poster by 12:50 on your presentation date, and take it by 18:00 on your presentation date. The poster session floor will be open at 9:00 on both days.
  3. Any remaining posters after the take down time has passed will be removed by the organizers.
  4. The organizers request that poster presenters stand by their boards during the poster sessions (13:15-14:45 on Nov. 16th 13:00-14:30 on Nov. 17th) for queries and discussion.
  5. In the poster session, upon selection by the members of the committee, a "Student Poster Award" will be awarded to excellent student presenters.

Abstract submission for poster presentation

Abstract Submission deadline: 21st July 2016

Submission details are listed below.
1. Please download the abstract template

2. Please submit the abstract to [].

- Presentation style: Poster presentation
- The official language of this workshop is English.
- The abstract should be written in one page, A4 size, including diagrams, graphics and photographs. The necessary instructions are provided within the abstract template.
- Manuscript will be printed in black-and white.



Nearest station
1.Nezu station (Chiyoda line, Tokyo Metro) 15 min by walk
2.Hongo-sanchome station (Marunouchi line, Tokyo Metro) 10 min by walk
3.Todaimae station (Namboku line, Tokyo Metro) 10 min by walk


Organizing Partner:
The Society for Single Cell Surveyor

Honorary General Chair:
Prof. Hideki Kambara, Waseda University, Japan

Conference Chairs:
Prof. Haruko Takeyama, Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Kazuma Mawatari, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Committee Members
Prof. Yasuteru Urano, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Takeaki Ozawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Fumihito Miura, Kyushu University Japan
Prof. Madoka Takai, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Kyohei Terao, Kagawa University, Japan
Prof. Ayumi Yoshizaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Tomoko Yoshino, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Prof. Kazuhito Tabata, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Hiroshi Tarui, RIKEN, Japan
Dr. Masahito Hosokawa, Waseda University, Japan
Dr. Yutaka Kazoe, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Kyojiro Morikawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Kennedy O. Okeyo, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Masataka, Shirai, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
Mr. Naoyuki, Chino, Hitachi Ltd., Japan

Advisory Committee Members
Prof. Mitsuyoshi Ueda, Kyoto University, Japan
Prof. Eiichi Tamiya, Osaka University, Japan
Prof. Itaru Hamachi, Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Ryo Matoba, DNA Chip Institute, Japan

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Recent Updates

28th Nov, 2016
Conference information updated.
9th Nov, 2016
Program (oral and poster) updated.
14th Oct, 2016
Program (oral and poster) updated.
3rd Oct, 2016
Access information, program and lunch seminar information updated.
26th Sep, 2016
Online registration site is now open.
22nd Sep, 2016
Program updated.
29th Jun, 2016
Abstract information updated.
21st May, 2016
Abstract information updated.
18th Apr, 2016
Conference information updated.
12th Jan, 2016
Conference site is now open.


Session Sponsor

the 164th Committee on Genome Technology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


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Illumina K.K.

Dolomite Bio

Takara Bio Inc.

Institute of Microchemical Technology Co., Ltd.

JPK Instruments AG.

Sysmex corporation

PropGene Inc.

NIPPON Genetics Co, Ltd

Scrum Inc.



Olympus Corporation