Time & Date

April 14–16, 2021 BST (UTC+1)
Event webpage: https://www.oxfordglobal.co.uk/spatial-biology-online/


This congress was designed to deliver a forward-thinking perspective on the opportunities and challenges of Spatial Biology impacting on discovery, translational research and clinical research. The congress also covered the development and advancement of spatial data analysis tools and applications, crucial for data integration as well as tissue & cell analysis.

The HuBMAP HIVE team organized a panel discussion on research and development work toward a human reference atlas as well as a set of tool demos. Relevant slides, recordings, info on presenters can be found below.


600+ VPs, Directors & Senior Managers from leading healthcare, biotech, pharma and research institutions in the following fields and more:

  • Spatial
  • Translation
  • Single Cell Transcriptomics
  • Pathology
  • Histochemistry
  • Single Cell Genomics
  • Imaging
  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Multi-Omics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Bioinformatics


This virtual event was hosted by Oxford Global Conferences.

Key Speakers

Portrait: Katy Börner

Katy Börner

Indiana University, USA

Portrait: Amy Bernard

Amy Bernard

Allen Institute, USA

Portrait: Rong Fan

Rong Fan

Yale University

Portrait: Niels Tommerup

Niels Tommerup

University of Copenhagen

Portrait: Omer Bayraktar

Omer Bayraktar

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Portrait: Guocheng Yuan

Guocheng Yuan

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Demo Experts

Portrait: Andreas Bueckle

Andreas Bueckle

Indiana University, USA

Portrait: Mark Keller

Mark Keller

Harvard Medical School

Portrait: Jun Ding

Jun Ding

McGill University Health Centre


Invited Presentation (VIDEO) (SLIDES) | April 15, 2021: 15.10 – 15.30 BST (UTC+1)

  • KATY BÖRNER, Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science, Indiana University: Toward A Human Reference Atlas: Anatomical Structures, Cell Types And Biomarkers

Panel Discussion on Human Reference Atlas (VIDEO) (SLIDES) | April 15, 2021: 15.30 – 16.00 BST (UTC+1)

  • KATY BÖRNER, Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science, Indiana University
  • JAMES GEE, Associate Professor of Radiologic Science in Radiology. Director, Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • XUEGONG ZHANG, Professor of Pattern Recognition and Bioinformatics, Director, Bioinformatics Division, TNLIST (Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science & Technology), Department of Automation, Tsinghua University
  • AMY BERNARD, Director, Science & Technology Strategy, Allen Institute
  • BERNARD DE BONO, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, University of Auckland

HuBMAP Demos | April 15, 2021: 16.00 – 16.30 BST (UTC+1)

  • JUN DING, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University: Cellar: Interactive single cell data annotation tool (VIDEO)
  • MARK S. KELLER, Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics, Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard Medical School: Vitessce: A framework for integrative visualization of multi-modal single-cell data (VIDEO)
  • ANDREAS BUECKLE, Information Science, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University: CCF Tissue Registration User Interface (RUI) (VIDEO)

Contact Us

Matthew Martindale
Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Center Assistant
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering,
Indiana University
812-855-9930 masmarti@iu.edu

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