Single-Cell Omics Network (SCON)

A collaborative effort to foster and support research on single-cell projects.

We are a community of researchers around Sydney who strive to improve the quality of research through discussions of all forms of single-cell modalities, whether it be wet-lab methodologies or computational analyses. 

We aim to have monthly meetings where researchers get a chance to present their work, discuss shared challenges and solutions, and evaluate papers and technologies related to the single-cell field. 

Occasionally, research leaders will come and give a talk on their work. We hope to create a friendly round table where everyone can discuss any ideas or problems they have.

Everyone is welcome.

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Upcoming events

Next meeting: Friday 21 2020


Journal Club: Creation and Preservation of Single-Cell Suspension


We are starting this year's SCON events with a journal club. Final Year PhD Student Sunny Wu from Garvan's Tumor Progression Group led by A/Prof Alex Swarbrick will review and guide the discussion on tissue preparation and preservation methods.


If you would like to have a background on this topic, please see the reading list below:

  1. Madisson et al (2019) Genome Biology
  2. Slyper et al (2019) BioRxiv
  3. O’Flanagan et al (2019) Genome Biology


Scones and tea/coffee will be provided.




John Shine Room, Level 6 
The Kinghorn Cancer Centre
370 Victoria St 
Darlinghurst NSW 2010 

Contact us

For general enquiries, or to be added on the SCON mailing list, please email:

  • Dr Seyhan Yazar - Senior Research Officer, Computational Genomics Laboratory
  • Ghamdan Al-Eryani - PhD student, Tumour Progression Laboratory
  • Jose Alquicira Hernandez - PhD student, Computational Genomics Laboratory