The Single cell analysis workshop lectured by David Svec provided an introduction into advanced technologies for the selective isolation of single cells, their assessment using RT-qPCR and RNA-seq and the data analysis from the obtained results. The microRNA workshop lectured by Lukas Valihrach and Peter Androvic introduced the biology of microRNA regulation and the methods for their extraction and purification, including quality control. Methods for microRNA analysis were presented and compared, to learn how to choose the best method for each study. Analysis of microRNA data was also discussed including challenging normalization. Both workshops were attended by more than 40 participants from different laboratories all over the world.