Cell Biology @ Scale 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT

UCSF Byers Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Please note: In-person venue capacity has been reached. Please register for the waitlist or virtual option. Thank you for your interest!

Recent technological advances have transformed the scale at which cell biology can be conducted, from new imaging and “omics” strategies to the systematic engineering of genes and their expression. As a result, high-throughput, multiplexed approaches are greatly expanding the biological space that can be experimentally accessed. But the ability to conduct “cell biology at scale” is not simply an expansion of the number of experiments that can be performed – it represents a fundamental change in the way that such experiments can be conceived and the questions that can be answered.

To realize this potential, we need to re-evaluate core experimental goals, newly accessible biological questions, technological approaches, data collection, curation, dissemination, and effective strategies for computational analysis. We also need a collaborative, integrative, and interdisciplinary strategy to combine the capabilities and efforts from diverse laboratories for the robust sharing of techniques and datasets. 

We are organizing the CB@S workshop to bring together a range of stakeholders from diverse disciplines to present recent developments and spark a robust discussion that will articulate key, actionable goals toward true cell biology at scale. For this workshop, we will also focus particularly on achieving large-scale cell biology across experimental scales – from the angstrom-level protein interactions that underlie cellular behaviors, to individual cells and differences across cell types, the interactions between cells within an organism, and emergent and collective cellular behaviors that are integrated at an organismal level.

Please register to attend in-person or virtually (see button above). A series of small talks will be selected from abstracts for in-person attendees.

[This workshop is co-sponsored by CZ Biohub SF and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.]

Organizers & Program


Paul Blainey Broad Institute & MIT
Iain Cheeseman Whitehead Institute & MIT
Jonah Cool Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Manuel Leonetti CZ Biohub SF

Program [all times in Pacific time]

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Welcome remarks
Steve Quake Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
9:10 - 10:30 a.m.
Session 1: Intracellular Systems
Iain Cheeseman Whitehead Institute & MIT
Emma Lundberg Stanford University
Jan Ellenberg EMBL
Lucas Pelkmans University of Zürich
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:05 p.m.
Session 2: Cellular Dynamics – from Molecules to Organisms
Nike Walther UC Berkeley
Samantha Morris Washington University St. Louis
Sarah Bowling Stanford University
Loïc Royer CZ Biohub SF
12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 2:15 p.m
Session 3: Models & Networks
Trey Ideker UC San Diego
Christina Theodoris Gladstone Institutes
Markus Covert Stanford University
Hana El-Samad Altos Labs & UCSF
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Coffee break
2:30- 4:00 p.m.
Session 4: Proteins: interactions, remodeling & predictions
Mikko Taipale University of Toronto
Jared Rutter The University of Utah & HHMI
Danielle Swaney UCSF
Duo Peng CZ Biohub SF
Erika Alden DeBenedictis The Francis Crick Institute
4:00 - 4:20 p.m.
Coffee break
4:20 - 5:15 p.m.
Session 5: Engineering & Physics for Cell Biology at Scale
Paul Blainey Broad Institute & MIT
Taka Kudo Genentech
Julie Theriot University of Washington & HHMI
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Contact: cbas2024@czbiohub.org

In-person venue capacity has been reached. Please register for the waitlist or virtual option. Thank you for your interest!