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



Time (CET)



Tuesday 3rd

Tuesday 3rd

Wednesday 4th

Wednesday 4th

Thursday 5th

Thursday 5th

Friday 6th

Friday 6th

3:00-4:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

3:00-4:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

1:00-2:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

3:00-4:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

Ana Martin Villalba

Sten Linnarsson

John Marioni

Ed Lein

Naomi Habib

Kenneth Harris

Sarah Teichmann

Kun Zhang

Profiling stem cell decision at the single cell level

Molecular Architecture of the Developing Mouse Brain

Using single-cell genomics to understand cell fate decisions during early mammalian development

Comparative approaches to understand human brain cellular diversity

The Alzheimer’s brain: from single cells to cellular communities

Classes and continua of CA1 GABAergic neurons

Cell Atlas Technologies & the Gastrointestinal Tract

Integrative single-cell RNA and chromatin analysis of human organs

General information

Sessions: lectures are 45 min long and followed by a 15 min. Q&A .

Questions: participants can ask questions throughout the whole talk, and after, by typing them in the Zoom Q&A system.

Registration is free: participants need to register to get access to the Zoom link for the Webinar. 

The maximum capacity of our webinars has been reached. Therefore registration is closed. The course is sold out.

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

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