GSI 2020 Workshop Competition

The BUSM Genome Science Institute, in collaboration with the BU Single-Cell Sequencing Core, is sponsoring a single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNASeq) workshop this Spring 2020.  The goal of this workshop is to provide the BUMC and BU research community a chance to explore developing areas of genomics research and to generate preliminary data for future grant proposals.

Labs interested in competing for an opportunity to expand their research capabilities are encouraged to submit applications by March 13th, 2020.  Winners selected by the GSI Review Panel will receive a set of deeply subsidized reagents from the GSI to conduct a pilot Single-Cell RNA Sequencing experiment. Three awards for scRNA-Seq (up to $9000 in reagent value per lab) will be made to the most competitive proposals.

On March 11th, the GSI will host a seminar by Dr. Dan Harkness from 10x Genomics on the theory and workflow of ATAC scRNAseq technologies.  The seminar will be held in the K-building, room K103 at 2pm.

Seminar will be followed by an info session discussing the scope of the scRNAseq Pilot grants, such as how review selection process will prioritize newer extensions of the scRNA-seq technique and to groups who have not very recently benefited from GSI grants.

Proposals should be no longer than 2-pages describing how you will use scRNAseq to advance your research.  All proposals must be emailed to by March 13th, and winners will be announced as soon as possible.  Winners will be required to submit samples for experimentation by the end of the Spring term 2020 and should be able to support a $1,000 buy-in to support bioinformatic analysis.   All winners should present their results at the GSI Research Symposium in November 2020.

For further questions, please email the GSI at

Click here for the livestream archive of the Workshop Seminar with 10X Genomics application specialist Rosha Poudyal.

Click here to skip to the Q&A session on the applications.