The Promise of Single Cell and Single Molecule Analysis Tools to Advance Environmental Health Research

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March 7-8, 2019

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Center, Room 100
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC

Workshop will be streamed live online via Webcast.

 

**Registration link coming soon**

 

This workshop will discuss advances in single cell and single molecule analysis tools that could be used to better understand the effect of environmental exposures on human health. It will explore current and potential research applications of these tools in cell-based and animal studies, preliminary use of single cell and single molecule tools in environmental health studies, and resources and guidance needed for data generated using these tools to inform biomedical, public health, and regulatory decision-makers.

 

Held in Washington D.C. and webcast live, the workshop may include presentations and panel discussions on topics such as:

 

  • What does single cell and single molecule analysis enable researchers to do better, for example in terms of precision, accuracy, and speed?
  • What kinds of environmental health questions or challenges could be explored with single cell and single molecule detection tools and analysis?
  • What are the key goals to advance or improve single cell and single molecule tools, particularly as they pertain to environmental health research and decision needs?
  • What are the key barriers or limitations to the use of data emerging from the use of single cell and single molecule detection tools, for example in terms standards, comparability across technologies, and the limit of detection uncertainties?

Individuals who require sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Jessica De Mouy, Senior Program Assistant, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, at JDeMouy@nas.edu.

 

This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine activity is sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

 

Coming soon:

    • Agenda
    • Participant Bios
    • Background Reading List
    • Related National Academies Work

Workshop organizing committee:  Norbert Kaminski (Chair), Michigan State University; Lesa Aylward, Summit Toxicology; Sudin Bhattacharya, Michigan State University; Kim Boekelheide, Brown University; Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago; M. Selim Ünlü, Boston University; Ramnik Xavier, Harvard Medical School.

 

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