Cajal online lecture series: Single Cell Transcriptomics

Course overview

To be able to perform molecular analysis on the scale of single-cells with a throughput of 1000s of cells per experiment opens an unprecedented window into neuroscience and biology. We can now ask questions on how different cell types arise, respond to stimuli or are changed in disorders. The multitude of data also moves molecular biology into a new era in terms of data analysis and statistics, changing the demands on researchers. In this online course, we will hear from some of the leaders in the field in the use of single-cell transcriptomics and the analysis of the nervous system. The aim is to cover a wide range of aspects from chemistries and methodologies of single cell transcriptomics to computational methods to leverage this new wealth of data to push our understanding of the brain.


  • Jens Hjerling-Leffler
    Karolinska Institute,  Sweden
  • Peter Kharchenko
    Harvard Medical School, USA

Keynote Speakers

  • Naomi Habib – Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), Israel
  • Kenneth Harris – University College London (UCL), UK
  • Ed Lein – Allen Institute for Brain Science, US
  • Sten Linnarsson – Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • John Marioni – European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK
  • Ana Martin-Villalba – German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
  • Sarah Teichmann – Wellcome Sanger institute, UK
  • Kun Zhang – Department of Bioengineering, University of California, US

General information

Each session is composed of a 45 min. lecture followed by a 15 min. Q&A.

Questions can be asked through typing them in the Zoom Q&A system.

Participation is free of charge. Registration is compulsory to get the access link to the Zoom Webinar.

More details


Online lecture series 
with the support of the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience

The online lecture series will be hosted by the Cajal Administration in partnership with the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience.

For additional information on this online lecture series, please email the Cajal Programme administration at .

Publication: 14/10/20
Mise à jour: 14/10/20