Single-cell RNA sequencing: the Ultimate Guide

As a scientist, you have probably come across the use of single-cell sequencing in your field. But what is it exactly? And also how can you apply it to your research, which technology should you choose, and what do you need to think about before starting your project? This ultimate guide to single-cell RNA sequencing…

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Jan Willem, welcome to the team!

We are pleased to announce that as of November 2nd, Jan Willem Wijnands has joined the team as a Junior Data Manager. At Single Cell Discoveries, he will mainly focus on maintaining and improving the data analysis pipeline. Jan Willem completed this BSc degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Applied Sciences Leiden and his…

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Janneke, welcome to the team!

We are pleased to announce that as of October 26th, Janneke Hulsen has joined the team as a Data Intern. During her internship at Single Cell Discoveries, she will focus on the set-up of a pipeline for CITE-seq, a single-cell technique in which oligonucleotide-labeled antibodies are used to integrate cellular protein and transcriptome measurements. Janneke…

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How much does single-cell sequencing cost?

Single-cell sequencing can be expensive, especially when compared to conventional bulk RNA sequencing methods. But there is a good reason why this technology is expensive, and you can mitigate these costs if you carefully consider the design of your experiment.

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Single-cell sequencing: Research areas

Because of its wide range of applications, single-cell sequencing is applied in many different research fields. This post is a brief overview of some of the areas where single-cell RNA sequencing is being used to advance research.

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Single-cell sequencing: Common applications

Single-cell RNA sequencing can be used for almost every biological question that requires a detailed understanding of a cell population. So it’s hardly surprising that it has so many different applications.

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Which single-cell RNA sequencing technology should I use?

There are several different technologies to choose from in single-cell sequencing projects. But which one is right to answer your biological question? The answer to this depends on your project. Different biological questions and hypotheses may require different approaches, and therefore a different technological solution. This post explains the most significant technologies, their benefits, and…

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Things to consider before you start with single-cell sequencing

Before you get started with your first single-cell sequencing project, there are a few things you need to consider. In this post, we summarize a few crucial points you need to think about before your first single-cell sequencing project: Your biological question Your sample type Your budget Biological question The biological question or hypothesis of your research is your most…

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Cell cultures for COVID-19 high-throughput drug development

We are proud to announce our participation in the new public-private partnership project “CLEAR COVID-19,” funded by Health Holland. Together with University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), First Health Pharmaceuticals, QVQ Holding B.V., and Vossensteyn Biomedical, we will help develop nasal airway epithelial cell cultures for high-throughput drug development. The focus of the project is to…

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Welcome to our new website!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. We’ve made the site faster, easier to navigate, and incorporated a fresh design. Thanks to the outstanding pictures from our labs, offices, and the team, the site feels more personal. Furthermore, we have drastically improved the information on our services and technologies. Find…

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Stijn, welcome to the team!

We are pleased to announce that as of August 1st, Stijn Emmelot has joined the team as Marketing Intern. At Single Cell Discoveries, Stijn will be responsible for investigating the state of the market of single-cell sequencing and efficiently reporting this information back to the team. Stijn completed his bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences and…

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