SCANGEN: Single-Cell Cancer Genomics

Workshop at ISMB 2020


The second workshop on single-cell cancer genomics (SCANGEN) will take place virtually on Tuesday, July 14th at ISMB 2020. The workshop aims to cover computational and statistical methods, models, and applications in single-cell cancer genomics.

Contributed talks and posters are now open for submission. The deadline is June 5th. See call for submissions for more details.


  • Modelling cancer evolution: phylogenetic inference from single-cell data; inference of evolutionary processes from single-cell data; identifying single-cell cancer signatures; inference of fitness from single-cell analysis of population dynamics
  • Integrative analyses of multi-modal data: modelling of joint measurement assays (such as G&T-seq); relating and interpreting measurements from different technologies
  • Scalable inference at the single-cell level: scalable statistical inference for single-cell data using methods such as stochastic optimization; computational tools for dealing with large single-cell datasets
  • Interactions and perturbations at the single-cell level: how cells interact with their microenvironment; how cells respond to and resist chemotherapeutic interventions; how transcriptional programming and clonal selection are affected by genomic perturbations such as CRISPR

Call for submissions

A call for submissions for contributed talks (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) is now open.

The deadline for submissions is June 5th 17:00 in a time zone of your choice.

To submit an abstract for consideration, visit ISMB2020 on easychair and select SCANGEN: Single-cell cancer genomics (Special Session) as the track.

Invited speakers

  • Smita Krishnaswamy, Yale
  • Sohrab Shah, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Claudia Kleinman, McGill
  • Ben Raphael, Princeton

Travel award for early career researchers

Given the virtual nature of the meeting, in lieu of travel awards a number of free one-day registrations will be available for selected presentations. More details to follow.

Workshop info

The workshop is co-located at ISMB 2020. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the entire conference will now be held virtually, on Tuesday July 14th. For information on registration, see the main ISMB conference page.


Kieran R Campbell, Principal Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute & University of Toronto

kierancampbell _at_ lunenfeld _dot_ ca

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