Spatiotemporal Whole Transcriptome Profiling of Mouse Organogenesis

  • 8:00 am (PDT)


Mammalian development is driven by key transcriptional regulators that are exquisitely specified in time and space. Insights into the transcriptional programs driving organogenesis have traditionally come from low-plex imaging methods and bulk or single-cell transcriptomics of dissociated embryos. Recent technological advances have made it possible to profile whole transcriptomes of defined areas of tissue while retaining their spatial context. In this webinar, we will discuss the use of the GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler and the Mouse Whole Transcriptome Atlas to comprehensively profile the transcriptomes of anatomical substructures of major organs at four time-points in mid-gestation development. Both known and novel cell-type specific marker genes were detected, and the dynamics of their expression were tracked over time. The full dataset of gene expression data, images, and histological annotations are publicly available as part of NanoString’s Spatial Organ Atlas.

Stephanie Zimmerman, Ph.D

NanoString Technologies, Inc.

Speaker Bio

Stephanie Zimmerman is a scientist on the Genomics Technology team at NanoString in Research and Development. Before coming to NanoString, she received her Ph.D in Genetics from Stanford University and did postdoctoral work in Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.