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

Cell-Based Screening

PGFI no longer hosts the Cell-Based Screening Facility. Should you have questions about screening, please contact Dr. John Hogenesch (hogenesc[at]


The CBS facility possesses the equipment (including a Hamilton Precision Liquid Handling System) and the expertise to help researchers develop and run genome scale cell based screens of cDNAs, siRNAs and genomic small molecule libraries. Outputs include whole well absorbance, luminescence or fluorescence, as well as high content imaging approaches.

Retro-transfection based screening
Cell based screening approaches
Figure 5: Pilot RNAi

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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...