European Society for Spatial Biology (ESSB)

European Society for Spatial Biology

Early bird deadline: 31 July 2024

Abstract deadline: 31 August 2024

Machine Learning and Data Integration in Spatial Biology

Chairs: Julio Saez-Rodriguez, Leeat Keren

Thursday, 12.12.2024, 2:00 pm

Leeat Keren
Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of science, Rehovot, Israel

Escalating high-dimensional imaging for cancer research

Tumors are spatially organized ecosystems that are comprised of distinct cell types, each of which can assume a variety of phenotypes defined by coexpression of multiple proteins. To underscore this complexity it is essential to interrogate cellular expression patterns within their native context in the tissue. I will describe technological and computational advancements in multiplexed imaging, and demonstrate its application to study the tumor microenvironment.


Dr. Leeat Keren is an assistant professor in the department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of science. She completed her Ph.D. in computational biology in the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2016 and her postdoc with Dr. Michael Angelo in Stanford University in 2020. She is an Azrieli Faculty Fellow, a recipient of the Dale F. Frey breakthrough scientist award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and a recipient of the James Heineman Research Award.



Oliver Stegle

Heidelberg, Germany