Computational Single-Cell Analysis with application in Biology and Medicine
23 - 29 July 2023
May 31st 2023
General Chairs
Alfredo Ferro - Alberto Mantovani - Søren Brunak
Lipari School on Computational Life Sciences - Computational Single-Cell Analysis with application in Biology and Medicine
July 23-29, 2023
Lipari Island, Italy

Early registration deadline: May 31st, 2023.
Late registration deadline: June 30rd, 2023.

School Virtual Tour


Single-cell RNA sequencing is leading the revolution in transcriptomics studies and, more generally, in all omics studies. However, scRNA-seq data are noisier and more complex than bulk RNA-seq data. Therefore, the high variability of scRNA-seq data has raised computational challenges in data analysis. The 2023 edition of the Lipari School on Computational Life Sciences aims to provide state-of-the-art research in the computational analysis of single cells. Courses will be taught by world-renowned scientists and will cover cutting-edge topics focusing on algorithms, models, biomedical and biotechnological techniques and clinical applications. The school aims to provide a stimulating, exciting and constructive opportunity for PhD students and researchers in a friendly environment. Selected participants will have the opportunity to interact with world leaders in the field.


Dana Pe’er, Sloan Kettering Institute, MSKCC
Combining Single-Cell, Genomic and Machine Learning for Biomedicine

Ido Amit, The Weizmann institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
The power of ONE: Immunology in the age of Spatial and Single-Cell Genomics

Elham Azizi, Columbia University
Computational Modeling of Cancer Dynamics

Itsik Pe’er, Columbia University
Computational Methods for Inferring Biological Heterogeneity from Single-Cell Data

*Special Seminars*

Carlo Croce, Ohio State University, USA

Søren Brunak, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Napoleone Ferrara, University of California, San Diego, USA

Alberto Mantovani, Humanitas University, Italy

Costatino Pitsalis, Queen Mary University, London, UK

*Travel and accommodation*
The conference room (very close to the same hotels) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).

Two kinds of participants are welcome.
Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon coursework and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. Passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.
Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.
The registration fee is 600 €. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events, and coffee breaks. Late registration is 700€.
Early registration applications can be submitted up to May 31st, 2023. Late registrations will be accepted up to June 30th, 2023.
Applicants must include an updated link to an official website. In case of cancellation after fee payments, a 30% penalty will be applied. In the case of credit card payments, processing fees cannot be reimbursed. Payment must be received as soon as possible, no later than June 30th, 2023. Only wire transfers or credit card payments can be accepted.
The official language is English.

Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania, Italy)
Alberto Mantovani (Humanitas University, Italy)
Søren Brunak (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

*Steering Committee*
Ruggero De Maria (Istituto Nazionale Tumori Regina Elena, Italy)
Francesco Di Raimondo (University of Catania, Italy)
Rosalba Giugno (University of Verona, Italy)
Lorenzo Malatino (University of Catania, Italy)
Gene Myers (Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany)
Alfredo Pulvirenti (University of Catania, Italy)
Francesco Purrello (University of Catania, Italy)
Roberto Purrello (University of Catania, Italy)
Stephen Quake (Stanford University, USA)
Giorgio Stassi (University of Palermo, Italy)
Stefania Stefani (University of Catania, Italy)
Paolo Vigneri (University of Catania, Italy)

People interested in receiving further information about the school can contact:
Lipari School Organization
Prof. Alfredo Ferro
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale
Università degli Studi di Catania
c/o Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Città Universitaria - Viale A.Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - ITALY
Phone: +39 095 7383071, +39 095 7383087
Fax: +39 095 330094
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