Background

2018-05-08 17:43:12

The post-genome era is coming since the sequence of the human genome has been completed. In the post-genome era, the new concepts and new methods have been developed rapidly in biological and medical fields. There are many active and cutting-edge research fields, such as genomic analysis, nanobioscience, bioinformatics, etc., which have greatly promoted the researches of post-genome field. The interdisciplinary collaborations between physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, mathematicians, and the scientists from the other disciplines are greatly required in developing new methods and technologies.

International Forum of Post-Genome Technologies (IFPT) was initially proposed by Dr. Hideki Kambara and sponsored by the Jiangsu Science and Technology Association. The main purpose of The International Forum on Post-Genome Technologies is to increase the high-level academic exchanges in state-of-art development of various new technologies in functional genomics, RNA regulations, proteomics, genetic diversity, and the various related applications including new therapy, personal medicine and drug-evidence discovery.IFPT have successfully organized a series of the IFPTs in the past 15 years in Xi’an (2002), Nanjing (2004), Guilin (2005), Hangzhou (2006), Suzhou (2007), Beijing (2009), Chongqing (2011), Kyoto (2012) and Shenzhen (2013). These series of meetings have achieved great successes in efficient presentations, academic exchanges, and friendships of scientists from different countries.

International Workshop on Approaches to Single-Cell Analysis (IWSC) 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.

The joint meeting will be held on October 21-22, 2018 in Nanjing, Chinaand is aimed at promoting the interdisciplinary collaborations between physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, mathematicians, and the scientists from the other disciplines. It is our hope that all the participants can enhance the academic exchanges around the beautiful sights and environments of Nanjing.