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


Undergraduate | Graduate | Educational Facility | Visiting Scholar



PGFI has a strong commitment to strengthening genome sciences at PENN and is specifically interested in promoting genomics education among undergraduates.

  • Penn Genome Frontiers Institute Excellence in Genomics Undergraduate Award
    Recognizing graduating seniors for their scholarly accomplishments and notable contributions to research in the genome sciences.
  • Undergraduate summer research program
    Provides a stipend for selected undergraduates to immerse themselves in lectures on bioinformatics and RNA biology, while doing research with PGFI faculty mentors.
  • The departments of Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics have instituted concentrations in Computational and Mathematical Biology for undergraduates.


Students interested in Masters level work in the broad area of Genomics/Computational Biology can take the Bioinformatics track in the Masters in Biotechnology program. In addition, PGFI has encouraged the development of four graduate level courses for students in the Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) Graduate Group.  Graduate students in GCB are housed in the Penn Center for Bioinformatics until they move into their thesis labs. PGFI also supports a graduate student award that provides a year's stipend to a deserving recipient, based upon written and oral presentations of the graduate student's research.

Educational Facility

Please check our Educational Facility page for information about PGFI offered workshops.


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...