Single Cell Analysis Symposium

March 12, 2014 @ the University of Pennsylvania

Hold the date for this all-day symposium. Speakers include Nancy Allbritton, Helen Blau, Chi Dang, Jim Eberwine, Junhyong Kim, Christopher Murray, Garry Nolan, Arjun Raj and Sherman Weissman.

More details and registration here for this free event.


The next frontier in the genome sciences will be developing technology that captures novel quantitative biological measurements ... more about genomics


Developed by Penn Investigators, Fostered by PGFI

  • Natural Language Processing System for mining the literature for cancer related processes
  • A comparative genomics database for neuronal molecular processes
  • First application of Hybrid Systems Modeling to systems biology problems
  • Penn Center for Molecular Discovery for high-throughput small molecule screening
  • Dominant microarray probe generation technology
  • In vivo technologies for RNA-RNA Binding Protein characterization
  • Chemical agents that increase the efficiency of gene transfections
  • The first subcellular compartment transfection technologies
  • The prototype of the Bioanalyzer instrumentation
  • Longest-running training program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • A robust microRNA detection array platform
  • The Genomics Unified Schema (GUS) for storage and analysis of genomics data
  • Toxoplama gondii and plasmodium national databases (ToxoDB and PlasmoDB)
  • Membership in the consortium that sequenced the first human chromosome (Chromosome 22)
  • Leadership in database integration technology including semi-automated schema matching and peer-to-peer integration
  • Key role in the NSF Assembling the Tree of Life initiative for computational infrastructure, simulations, and databases

PGFI Announcements

The PGFI Fall 2013 Newsletter can be viewed here.

Educational Facility Professional Development Workshops can be applied for here.



Based at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI) is a university-wide institute dedicated to the advancement of the interdisciplinary field of genomics research. PGFI fosters collaborations and scientific exchange across biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medicine, genetics, microbiology, engineering, physics, chemistry and psychology. Our mission...