5-6 July 2021

Single Cell Technology meets Microbiomics 2021

Increasing evidence show that the behavior of individual cells within a population can influence the function and fate of the population. However, crucial phenomena at this level are often invisible in the conventional bulk measurements currently available. Recent technological advances have provided unprecedented opportunity to study complex communities at the single-cell level, providing novel insights into diverse processes.

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Symposium Scope

This symposium will bring together innovations in single cell analysis and microbiomics technologies, underpinned by microfluidic techniques. The symposium will be held online between 5th and 6th of July 2021. It will host an exciting program of invited talks, contributed presentations, poster sessions, round table discussions and supported networking opportunities.

We aim to foster interactions and active discussions among practitioners across disciplines, bridging academia and industry.

Symposium Chair: Prof Huabing Yin

Organising committee: Dr Massimo Vassalli, Dr Julien Reboud


Scientific Program

The contributions to the conference are divided in 4 main thematic sessions. The event will be streamed live the 5th and 6th of July. Additional scientific and networking events will be organized outside of the live stream days.

Single cell technologies

Beyond state-of-the-art technologies for cell manipulation and cell analysis, including flow cytometry, Raman-based technologies, and microfluidics.

Microbiomics in healthcare

Applications of microbiomics in diagnosis including gut microbiome analysis.

Antibiotic resistance detection and tracking

Current developments in the detection of antibiotic resistance (ABR) and monitoring ABR gene transmission across environments.

Emerging opportunities and applications

Translation of technologies to industry and in LIMIC settings as well as potential impact on policy.

Keynote speakers

Professor Nico Boon
Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology
Ghent University, Belgium
Professor Jon Cooper
Wolfson Chair of Bioengineering
University of Glasgow, UK
Professor Petra S. Dittrich
Dep. of Biosystems Science and Engineering
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Professor David Berry
Division of Microbial Ecology
University of Vienna, Austria

Invited speakers


Antonia Sagona

University of Warwick, UK


Jerome Charmet

University of Warwick, UK


Wei E Huang

University of Oxford, UK


Umer Zeeshan Ijaz

University of Glasgow, UK


Tae Kwon Lee

Yonsei University, South Korea


Jia Li

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London


Stefano Pagliara

University of Exeter, UK


Chris Quince

Earlham Institute, UK


Matt Bawn

Earlham Institute, UK


Neelam Taneja

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India


Elizabeth Wellington

University of Warwick, UK


Shuangjiang Liu

Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Chris Probert

University of Liverpool, UK


The symposium will be held on-line, within a professional platform. Attendees can register using the link below and eventually submit an abstract to present their science. Contributions are expected either for Oral (to be delivered live) or Poster presentation (either as a Pdf or a PowerPoint file, presented in live Q&A session). We have three Student Poster prizes sponsored by the Society of Chemical Industry.

We still accept poster presentations.


  • Live talks
  • Pre-recoded sessions
  • Sponsor rooms
  • 1:1 chat
  • Private meeting rooms

Symposium organizers

Professor Huabing Yin, University of Glasgow, UK; Dr Massimo Vassalli, University of Glasgow, UK; Dr Julien Reboud, University of Glasgow, UK

Contact Us

Symposium support manager: Claire Carberry