Cell Biology @ Scale 2024

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

UCSF Byers Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

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.]

Speakers & Schedule


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

Invited Speakers & Participants

Paul Blainey Broad Institute & MIT
Iain Cheeseman Whitehead Institute & MIT
Markus Covert Stanford University
Erika De Benedictis The Francis Crick Institute
Hana El-Samad Altos Labs
Jan Ellenberg EMBL
Ru Gunawardane Allen Institute for Cell Science
Trey Ideker UC San Diego
Emma Lundberg Stanford University
Sam Morris Washington University in St. Louis
Lucas Pelkmans University of Zürich
Susanne Rafelski Allen Institute for Cell Science
Samara Reck-Peterson UC San Diego & HHMI
Loïc Royer CZ Biohub SF
Jared Rutter The University of Utah & HHMI
Mikko Taipale University of Toronto
Julie Theriot University of Washington & HHMI

Tentative Schedule [all times in Pacific time]

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Welcome remarks
9:10 - 10:30 a.m.
Talks from invited speakers
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Talks from invited speakers
12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 2:20 p.m
Talks from invited speakers
2:20 - 2:40 p.m.
Coffee break
2:40 - 3:20 p.m.
Talks from invited speakers
3:20 - 3:40 p.m.
Coffee break
3:40 - 5:00 p.m.
Short talks selected from abstracts
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.