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

High School Teacher Genomics Workshops

Congratulations to the teacher participants who completed the July 2013 Genomics in your Classroom: Training for High School Teachers workshop (July 22-26, 2013)!

Topics covered in the 2013 workshop included: a genomics overview, high-throughput sequencing,transcriptomics, microarrays, bioinformatics, microbiomes, disease risk and personalized medicine, genomic information and patient rights, lab Safety, lab activities (DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR). It was a stimulating and productive week, which we hope will lead to a sampling of genomics concepts being introduced into some local classrooms during the school year.

The next Genomics in your Classroom workshop will be held summer of 2014.  Information about the application process will be posted online in early 2014.

2013 workshop participants and facilitators

2013 workshop HTS activity

2013 workshop HTS activity

2013 workshop lab activity

2013 workshop lab activity

2013 workshop lab activity


This project is generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Read more about this project here.

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...