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SEP 15 - 16 2020

Advancing Science: A Spatial Biology Conference

Spatial technologies are enabling new discoveries that advance our understanding of a range of biology, including viral host immune response and the tumor immune microenvironment. This virtual conference brings together research professionals, scientists, and clinicians from around the world to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in spatial biology.

 

Scientific tracks include:

  • COVID-19 Research.
  • Spatial Genomics Research.
  • Spatial Genomics Data Analysis.

 

This free online event allows you to participate at the most convenient time for your location:

Europe: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM British Summer Time / 10:00 AM-4:30 PM Central European Time. September 15.

Americas: 11:00 AM-5:30 PM Eastern Time. September 15.

Asia Pacific: 11:00 AM- 5:30 PM Beijing Standard Time. September 16.


Speakers
  • Plenary: Peter Sorger, PhD

    Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • Alexander Aivazidis, PhD

    Student, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Omer Bayraktar, PhD

    Appointed Cellular Genetics Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Alain Borczuk, MD

    Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Christina Curtis, PhD

    Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology, Associate Professor, Genetics, Stanford University
  • Z. Gordon Jiang, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor; Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction, Weill Cornell Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Muh-Hwa Yang, MD, PhD

    Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University
  • Karin Pelka, PhD

    Postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Perin, PhD

    Investigator, Research Urology Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute
  • Robert E. Schwartz, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD

    Investigator, Research Urology Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute
  • Åsa Segerstolpe, PhD

    Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • David T. Ting, MD

    Associate Clinical Director for Innovation, MGH Cancer Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Ioannis Vlachos, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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N. America Agenda

 

Advancing Science: A Spatial Biology Conference

September 15, 2020

Start Time –11:00 am ET

Time

 

N. America (ET)

 

10:00 am (ET)

DOORS OPEN

10:30 am (ET)

Exhibits Hall/Poster Viewing/Networking/Software Demonstrations

11:00 am (ET)

PLENARY SESSION  

Spatial Analysis of Immune Micro-Environments In Cancer and COVID-19

Peter Sorger, PhD

Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, Head of the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Sciences (HiTS) and Director of its Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology Harvard Medical School

 

BREAK (5 min) 

11:45 am (ET)

COVID-19 RESEARCH 

Transcriptomics of SARS-CoV2 Induced Lung Injury: A Spatial Transcriptomics Approach

Z. Gordon Jiang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

COVID-19 Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Dissecting the Root Cause of Its Severity

Robert Schwartz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Alain Borczuk, MD, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Spatial Insights Of Lung Pathology in COVID-19 Autopsies

Åsa Segerstolpe, PhD, Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Temporal and Spatial Heterogeneity of Host Response to SARS-CoV-2 Pulmonary Infection

David Ting, MD, Associate Clinical Director for Innovation, MGH Cancer Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Panel Roundtable

 

BREAK (15 min)

1:30 pm (ET)

SPATIAL GENOMICS RESEARCH 

Mechanisms of Alport Syndrome Pathogenesis

Laura Perin, PhD, Investigator, Research Urology, Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute and Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD, Investigator, Research Urology Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute

Cellular Elements and Spatially-Organized Immune Hubs in Colorectal Cancer

Karin Pelka, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Spatial Evolution of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Program of Head and Neck Cancer

Muh-Hwa Yang, MD, PhD, Investigator, Urology Research

Assistant Professor, National Yang Ming University

 

BREAK (15 min)

3:00 pm (ET)

SPATIAL GENOMICS DATA ANALYSIS 

Shotgun Transcriptome and Spatial Profiling of SARS-CoV-2

Christopher E. Mason, PhD, Associate Professor; Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction, Weill Cornell Medicine

Spatial Characterization of The Tumor-Immune Microenvironment Through Therapy in Breast Cancer

Christina Curtis, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

Associate Professor, Genetics, Stanford University

Whole Transcriptome in Situ Cell Atlas Reveals The Cellular Composition of The Developing Human Brain

Omer Bayraktar, PhD, Appointed Cellular Genetics Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute and Alexander Aivazidis, PhD, student, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Spatial Transcriptomics and Single-Cell Integration for In-Depth Localized Tissue Interrogation

Ioannis Vlachos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Panel Roundtable

4:30 pm (ET)

Exhibits Hall/Poster Viewing/Networking/Software Demonstrations

 

Europe Agenda

 

Advancing Science: A Spatial Biology Conference

September 15, 2020

Start Time – 9:00 am BST / 10:00 am CET

*Presented in English

Time

 

British Standard Time (BST)

Central European Time (CET)

8:00 am (BST)

9:00 am (CET)

DOORS OPEN

8:30 am (BST)

9:30 am (CET)

Exhibits Hall/Poster Viewing/Networking/Software Demonstrations

9:00 am (BST)

10:00 am (CET)

PLENARY SESSION 

Spatial Analysis of Immune Micro-Environments In Cancer and COVID-19

Peter Sorger, PhD

Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, Head of the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Sciences (HiTS) and Director of its Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology Harvard Medical School

 

BREAK (5 min)

9:45 am (BST)

10:45 am (CET)

 

COVID-19 RESEARCH 

Transcriptomics of SARS-CoV2 Induced Lung Injury: A Spatial Transcriptomics Approach

Z. Gordon Jiang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

COVID-19 Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Dissecting the Root Cause of Its Severity

Robert Schwartz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Alain Borczuk, MD, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Spatial Insights Of Lung Pathology in COVID-19 Autopsies

Åsa Segerstolpe, PhD, Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Temporal and Spatial Heterogeneity of Host Response to SARS-CoV-2 Pulmonary Infection

David Ting, MD, Associate Clinical Director for Innovation, MGH Cancer Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Panel Roundtable

 

BREAK (15 min)

11:30 am (BST)

12:30 pm (CET)

SPATIAL GENOMICS RESEARCH 

Mechanisms of Alport Syndrome Pathogenesis

Laura Perin, PhD, Investigator, Research Urology, Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute and Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD, Investigator, Research Urology Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute

Cellular Elements and Spatially-Organized Immune Hubs in Colorectal Cancer

Karin Pelka, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Spatial Evolution of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Program of Head and Neck Cancer

Muh-Hwa Yang, MD, PhD, Investigator, Urology Research

Assistant Professor, National Yang Ming University

 

BREAK (15 min)

1:00 pm (BST)

2:00 pm (CET)

SPATIAL GENOMICS DATA ANALYSIS 

Shotgun Transcriptome and Spatial Profiling of SARS-CoV-2

Christopher E. Mason, PhD, Associate Professor; Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction, Weill Cornell Medicine

Spatial Characterization of The Tumor-Immune Microenvironment Through Therapy in Breast Cancer

Christina Curtis, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

Associate Professor, Genetics, Stanford University

Whole Transcriptome in Situ Cell Atlas Reveals The Cellular Composition of The Developing Human Brain

Omer Bayraktar, PhD, Appointed Cellular Genetics Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute and Alexander Aivazidis, PhD, student, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Spatial Transcriptomics and Single-Cell Integration for In-Depth Localized Tissue Interrogation

Ioannis Vlachos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Panel Roundtable

2:30 pm (BST)

3:30 pm (CET)

Exhibits Hall/Poster Viewing/Networking/Software Demonstrations

 

APAC Agenda

 

Advancing Science: A Spatial Biology Conference

September 16, 2020

Start Time – Asia-Pacific: 10:30 am (Beijing Standard Time)

*Presented in English

Time

(Beijing Standard Time)

 

10:00 am

DOORS OPEN

10:30 am

Exhibits Hall/Poster Viewing/Networking/Software Demonstrations

11:00 am

PLENARY SESSION 

Spatial Analysis of Immune Micro-Environments In Cancer and COVID-19

Peter Sorger, PhD

Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, Head of the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Sciences (HiTS) and Director of its Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology Harvard Medical School

BREAK (5 min)

11:45 am

COVID-19 RESEARCH 

Transcriptomics of SARS-CoV2 Induced Lung Injury: A Spatial Transcriptomics Approach

Z. Gordon Jiang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

COVID-19 Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Dissecting the Root Cause of Its Severity

Robert Schwartz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Alain Borczuk, MD, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Spatial Insights Of Lung Pathology in COVID-19 Autopsies

Åsa Segerstolpe, PhD, Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Temporal and Spatial Heterogeneity of Host Response to SARS-CoV-2 Pulmonary Infection

David Ting, MD, Associate Clinical Director for Innovation, MGH Cancer Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Panel Roundtable

BREAK (15 min)

1:30 pm

SPATIAL GENOMICS RESEARCH 

Mechanisms of Alport Syndrome Pathogenesis

Laura Perin, PhD, Investigator, Research Urology, Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD, Investigator, Research Urology Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute

Cellular Elements and Spatially-Organized Immune Hubs in Colorectal Cancer

Karin Pelka, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Spatial Evolution of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Program of Head and Neck Cancer

Muh-Hwa Yang, MD, PhD, Investigator, Urology Research

Assistant Professor, National Yang Ming University

 

BREAK (15 min)

3:00 pm

SPATIAL GENOMICS DATA ANALYSIS 

Shotgun Transcriptome and Spatial Profiling of SARS-CoV-2

Christopher E. Mason, PhD, Associate Professor; Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction, Weill Cornell Medicine

Spatial Characterization of The Tumor-Immune Microenvironment Through Therapy in Breast Cancer

Christina Curtis, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

Associate Professor, Genetics, Stanford University

Whole Transcriptome in Situ Cell Atlas Reveals The Cellular Composition of The Developing Human Brain

Omer Bayraktar, PhD, Appointed Cellular Genetics Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute and Alexander Aivazidis, PhD, student, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Spatial Transcriptomics and Single-Cell Integration for In-Depth Localized Tissue Interrogation

Ioannis Vlachos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Panel Roundtable

4:30 pm

Exhibits Hall/Poster Viewing/Networking/Software Demonstrations

 

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Speakers

  • Plenary: Peter Sorger, PhD
    Plenary: Peter Sorger, PhD
    Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • Alexander Aivazidis, PhD
    Alexander Aivazidis, PhD
    Student, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Omer Bayraktar, PhD
    Omer Bayraktar, PhD
    Appointed Cellular Genetics Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Alain Borczuk, MD
    Alain Borczuk, MD
    Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Christina Curtis, PhD
    Christina Curtis, PhD
    Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology, Associate Professor, Genetics, Stanford University
  • Z. Gordon Jiang, MD, PhD
    Z. Gordon Jiang, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D.
    Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor; Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction, Weill Cornell Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Muh-Hwa Yang, MD, PhD
    Muh-Hwa Yang, MD, PhD
    Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University
  • Karin Pelka, PhD
    Karin Pelka, PhD
    Postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Perin, PhD
    Laura Perin, PhD
    Investigator, Research Urology Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute
  • Robert E. Schwartz, PhD
    Robert E. Schwartz, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD
    Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD
    Investigator, Research Urology Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute
  • Åsa Segerstolpe, PhD
    Åsa Segerstolpe, PhD
    Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • David T. Ting, MD
    David T. Ting, MD
    Associate Clinical Director for Innovation, MGH Cancer Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Ioannis Vlachos, PhD
    Ioannis Vlachos, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Advancing Science - A Spatial Biology Conference”

 

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