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EMBO Workshop – The Spatial Biology of Cancer

As a co-organizer, the IIGM announces that registration is now open for the EMBO workshop “The Spatial Biology of Cancer,” which will be held in London September 1-3, 2024.

This workshop aims to bring together scientists at different stages of their career interested in applying spatial approaches to study cancer biology.

Cancers are complex ecosystems formed of malignant and non-malignant cells and the dynamic interplay between the different types of cells composing the cancer ecosystem is a major driving force of cancer evolution. This interplay occurs at multiple levels of spatial organisation, from physical contacts between close cells to long-range interactions across distal cells. Mapping the qualitative and quantitative composition of the tumour ecosystem and deciphering the cell interplay in time and space is key to understand tumour biology and guide therapeutic intervention. Recent advances in single cell and spatial profiling as well as multiplexed tissue imaging technologies have enabled exploration of the composition and organisation of the cancer ecosystem and at unprecedented throughput and detail. The workshop will review the state of the art of spatial approaches to cancer biology and will discuss the experimental and analytical challenges of spatial biology and what it can reveal about the cancer ecosystem, including present and future impact on the clinical management of cancer patients.

Program and registration Here