NanoString Spatial Omics Roadshow: Houston

Spatial Biology Roadshow
The Westin Houston Medical Center District: 1709 Dryden Rd, Houston, TX 77030Link

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NanoString is heading to Houston! We invite you to an afternoon filled with presentations and discussions all about the future of spatial biology. Join us at our free event at The Westin Houston Medical Center/Museum District and network with industry experts.

Hear from spatial biology leaders that will discuss the future of spatial omics applications and NanoString’s latest innovations, including our recent expansion in RNA plex from 1,000 to 6,000—the highest plex of any spatial imager! Guest speakers will share their results and discoveries. Researchers will discuss the future of GeoMx® Digital Spatial ProfilerCosMx™ Spatial Molecular Imager, and AtoMx™ Spatial Informatics Platform.

The event will include lunch, please register to save your seat.

AGENDA:

11:00 – 11:15am: Welcome & Check In

11:15am – 12:15pm: NSTG Ultra-high-plex Multi-Omic Spatial Biology Approach: Transformational for Cancer Studies of All Types – Presented by: Joseph Beechem, PhD, CSO & Sr. VP of Research & Development

12:15 – 12:45: Break for Lunch

12:45 – 1:15:pm Steve Wong: A Spatial Imageomics Pipeline for Revealing Novel Cell-cell Communication Pathways – Presented by Stephen T. Wong, John S. Dunn Presidential Distinguished Chair and Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Houston Methodist Professor of Radiology, Neuroscience, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cornell University

1:15 – 1:45pm: The spatial correlation between intra-tumoral bacterial signals and immune microenvironment in metastatic brain tumors – Presented by: Golnaz Morad, DDS, PhD, NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

1:45- 2:00pm: Final Q&A and Closing Remarks

2:00 – 3:00pm: Prajan Divakar: Data Analysis Forum for current and new CosMx SMI users

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Speakers

Joseph Beechem, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development, NanoString

Joseph M. Beechem, PhD, has served as the chief scientific officer and senior vice president of Research and Development at NanoString Technologies since April 2012. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, averaging more than four citations each day, in diverse fields such as cancer immunology, infectious disease, imaging, biomathematics, physics, chemistry, spectroscopy, and diagnostics. In addition, Joseph Beechem is named on nearly 50 US patents or patent applications and has served on several editorial and scientific advisory boards. Joseph Beechem received a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Northern Kentucky University and a PhD in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University.

Stephen T. Wong

John S. Dunn Presidential Distinguished Chair and Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Houston Methodist Professor of Radiology, Neuroscience, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cornell University

Golnaz Morad, DDS, PhD

NIH/NCI Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas

Dr. Golnaz Morad is an NIH/NCI Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a member of the AACR Associate Member Council. Through basic and translational research, she aims to understand the early mechanisms underlying tumor metastasis, in particular the spread of tumor cells to the brain. She conducted her PhD studies at Harvard University under the supervision of Dr. Marsha Moses, where she studied the role of extracellular vesicles in breast cancer brain metastasis development. Currently, in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Wargo, she is studying the role of the microbiome in brain metastasis formation, with the goal of translating her findings into minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

Prajan Divakar, Ph.D.

Director, Spatial Systems, NanoString Technologies