Spatial Biology: Neuroscience, Cancer, and Beyond

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Brought to you by the Gairdner Foundation and SickKids Research Institute Program in Neurosciences & Mental Health.

Biological systems, including organs and tumors, exist in three-dimensional space. Spatial Biology is a rapidly evolving field of science that enables the study of RNA, protein, and other molecules in two- or three-dimensional space, thereby allowing for understanding of niche architecture and cell-cell interactions. This Symposium, sponsored by the Gairdner Foundation and the Program in Neuroscience and Mental Health at SickKids Research Institute, will bring together world experts in Spatial Biology to discuss recent technological advances and discoveries, as well as future opportunities for the application of spatially-informed analysis approaches. Please register for refreshments.


This is an in person event held at the Auditorium in the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.

9:30-9:45 am: Welcome (Brian Kalish, Steve Scherer, and Janet Rossant)

9:45-10:45 am: Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University

10:45-11:45 am: Dr. Evan Macosko, Broad Institute

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm: Dr. Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University

2:00-3:00 pm: Dr. Logan Walsh, McGill University

2:30-3:00 pm: Refreshment break

3:00-4:00 pm: Dr. Xiao Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4:00-5:00 pm: Refreshments and networking


SickKids Research Institute, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium