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Spatial Omics: Events

Working group

The Spatial Omics Initiative is organizing a monthly working group that will usually meet in IGB 612 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Mondays with lunch provided. The goal is to build relationships and develop collaborative proposals. Meetings will be held jointly with the IGB Center for Artificial Intelligence and Modeling (CAIM), to develop new ideas at the intersection of biology and analytics.

We encourage graduate students from both biological and analytical research groups to attend these seminars, to present the work done in their labs, and to participate in collective discussions; this will be a fantastic opportunity to learn how to work with a diverse group of collaborators.

Fall 2023

September 5, 2023 (Tuesday) on Zoom: Introduction (slides, recording)
October 2, 2023: Proposal discussions
November 6, 2023: Proposal discussions
December 4, 2023: Proposal discussions

Reading group

The GNDP theme will be holding a monthly reading group for labs to discuss their spatial omics efforts and data analyses. These will be meeting in 612 IGB from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on the following dates:

September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023
December 6, 2023

If you are interested in presenting data/results/plans for experiments for feedback during any of these meetings please let us know!

Mailing list and contact information

Join the mailing list if you are interested in getting updates. We've set up a Slack channel if you are interested in connecting with others. Contact us at with any other questions.

Past working group meetings

Spring 2023

January 30, 2023: Hee Sun Han and Jane Zhao
February 27, 2023: Andrew Steelman and Yuxiong Wang
April 10, 2023: Auinash Kalsotra and Fan Lam
May 8, 2023: Zeynep Madak-Erdogan and Aiman Soliman