From 29-30 August 2022 the SYSCID team will host the international symposium “Multi-omics of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases. From molecular signatures to novel clinical diagnostics” in Kiel, Germany.

The 1 ½ day symposium will feature a number of high-class talks covering topics such as emerging technologies, integrated multi-omics of large human cohorts or clinical epigenomics and inflammation. The line-up of confirmed speakers includes

  • Christoph Bock (CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine & Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Triantafyllos Chavakis (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Sofia Forslund (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany)
  • Maja Jagodic (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
  • Manolis Kellis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Costantino Pitzalis (Queen Mary University London, UK)
  • Malte Rühlemann (Kiel University, Germany)
  • Joachim Schultze (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Alex Shalek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Ken Smith (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Bram Verstockt (KU Leuven, Belgium)

The majority of speakers intend to participate in person as the entire conference is primarily intended to be an in-person meeting.

As part of the SYSCID Symposium there will be a poster session and a series of Rapid Fire Talks (i.e. succinct 5-minutes talks) aimed at young scientists with research experience at the late phase of their PhD studies as well as at the medical specialist or post-doc levels (or an equivalent academic training). Everyone submitting an abstract will have the opportunity to present a poster. In addition, out of all submissions, ten Rapid Fire Talks in total will be selected.

For those researchers selected for a talk, accommodation and travel costs will be covered by the SYSCID project. The travel award will entail the participation in the SYSCID Symposium as well as in a summer school from 30 to 31 August 2022, directly following the SYSCID Symposium. The summer course will include a lab tour of the facilities at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB), Kiel University alongside a training module (seminar/demonstration/hands on) in single cell data analysis and integration with other data layers.

Meeting Venue

The meeting will take place at the “Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel”, Fraunhoferstr. 13, 24118 Kiel.


Participation in the SYSCID Symposium is free of charge, please register here.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organising team at: