Our increasing ability to sequence and track single cells has further emphasized the stochastic and dynamic nature of cell-state transitions.
We are slowly developing a more comprehensive picture of the complex nature of such decisions, which are particularly evident during development, with close parallels in cancer. New theoretical and experimental approaches to understand self-organization, cell-cell heterogeneity, as well as lineage correlations in both development and cancer, have been advancing over the past few years. This conference will be focused on a discussion of such new results as well as challenges in the field.

November 1st to 4th, 2022
Uday Backwater Resort, Alleppey, Kerala

Further information about the venue and ways to reach there can be found on the hotel website.

The Symposium registration will begin at 3 pm on 1st November, with the first session scheduled to start at 5 pm, and will end by noon of 4th November. A detailed schedule of the Symposium along with the list of speakers, talks, posters and abstracts can be found here.

We request all outstation participants to make their own travel arrangements to arrive in Alleppey, Kerela by the afternoon of November 1st, 2022. We may be able to provide limited funds for travel subject to availability and need but we are unable to confirm this at the moment. We would encourage all participants to hokd onto their travel receipts and tickets for now. 

All the participants will be provided with food and refreshments during the entire duration of the Symposium (Nov 1st evening to Nov 4th morning).


1. Hamim Zafar (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)
2. Luciano Marcon (Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology)
3. Maithreyi Narasimha (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay)
4. Mohit Kumar Jolly (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
5. Naama Brenner (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
6. Philipp Thomas (Imperial College, London)
7. Sahand Hormoz (Harvard University)
8. Sandeep Choubey (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
9. Silvia Santos, (Francis Crick Institute)
10. Sreelaja Nair (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
11. Stefan Semrau (Leiden University)
12. Yogesh Goyal (Northwestern University)

Registration is now open: Link