Scientific Challenge

Neuroscience Challenge

Journey deeper into the brain

We’re inviting researchers to share innovative ideas for multi-assay experiments using 10x Genomics single cell and spatial products for a chance to win a complete experiment performed by 10x Genomics partner lab, Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core (AGCT) (includes reagents, sequencing, and service), using your choice of a combination of two 10x Genomics assays.

The challenge is now closed. Please fill out the form to sign up for future challenges. 

Explore the brain one cell at a time, in multiple dimensions

Neuroscience research, especially in areas like neurodegenerative disease, psychiatric disorders, and neural development and differentiation, has been hampered by the inability to build complete pictures and detailed views of complex single cell biology.

Single cell and spatial technologies from 10x Genomics allow scientists to gain a holistic understanding of the nervous system. By combining spatial and single cell gene expression and epigenetic tools, neuroscientists can gain a multidimensional view. This allows them to characterize and profile brain regions to better understand the mechanisms underlying both health and disease or dysfunction.

Challenge Details

Register for the challenge, then submit an abstract (maximum of 300 words) proposing your project.

  • Propose an entirely new project leveraging two 10x Genomics assays. For example, you can pair Single Cell Gene Expression with Visium Spatial Gene Expression or Single Cell ATAC with Visium Spatial Gene Expression


  • Integrate previously acquired 10x Genomics data and a newly proposed experiment using a second 10x Genomics product.

Winning entries will receive the required reagents for their chosen assays (for up to eight reactions for single cell assays and four reactions for Visium assays), and their experiments will be processed by AGCT.

A 10x Genomics committee will review and select the four winners based on research creativity, scientific impact, and innovation.

Abstract submissions will be accepted starting February 1, 2021, and ending February 28, 2021.

See Terms and Conditions for contest rules and eligibility.