Virtual Symposium: 

Spatial Genomics in the Nervous System

Now Available On-Demand!

Join us as we explore how researchers are using spatial mapping and gene expression analysis to gain insight into the nervous system and solve research challenges.

This free virtual symposium brings together research professionals and scientists from Europe to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in neuroscience using spatial biology.

You’ll have the chance to hear scientific talks across a number of different neuroscience areas, explore new RNAscope™ spatial profiling technologies from ACD, and hear experts’ perspectives on how this widely used technology has excelled their research.



2:30 – 2:45pm


Sara Wrobel, DPhil, Product Manager EMEA - Genomics – ACD

Sara Wrobel is the Product Manager for Advanced Cell Diagnostics, a Bio-Techne Brand in Europe. Sara gained her PhD from Oxford University, investigating the molecular mechanisms of T cell activation and how T cell co-stimulatory signals can be manipulated for therapeutic use. She currently works for Bio-Techne, where she works with researchers to understand their challenges and requirements for spatial mapping of gene expression with RNAscopeTM and BaseScopeTM assays.


2:45 – 3:05pm

Title: Identification of Region-Specific Astrocyte Subtypes at Single Cell Resolution

Mykhailo Batiuk, PhD, Postdoc in the Laboratory of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, BRIC, University of Copenhagen

Mykhailo Batiuk obtained Master’s degree from the National University of Kyiv, Ukraine in 2012. His Master’s research was focused on the investigation of the role of T-type calcium channels in absence epilepsy and was done under the supervision of Prof. Yaroslav Shuba. In 2012 Mykhailo joined the lab of Glia Biology in KU Leuven, Belgium under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Holt. During his PhD he investigated heterogeneity of astrocytes using single cell transcriptomics and RNAScope FISH. In 2018 Mykhailo defended his PhD and moved into the Lab of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the University of Copenhagen where he currently undertakes his post-doctoral research of neuropsychiatric disorders using single cell and spatial transcriptomics under the supervision of Prof. Konstantin Khodosevich.


3:05 – 3:25 pm

Title: Using Human Post-Mortem Tissue to Understand Diverse Clinical Outcomes in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Dr Jenna Gregory, PI/SCREDS Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Jenna Gregory’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases with a particular focus on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Her work involves studying patient post-mortem material for molecular differences that could explain why people with ALS have such diverse symptoms, including differences in disease progression and cognitive involvement. The aim of her work is to identify targets that could be used for diagnosis or to monitor disease progression, or ultimately, for therapies to improve the outlook for people with ALS.

3:25 – 3:45pm

Title: GeoMx® Whole Transcriptome and Proteomic Profiling of Mouse Neuronal Tissue

Daniel Zollinger, PhD, Senior Scientist, NanoString®

Dan Zollinger is a Senior Scientist at Nanostring Technologies that works on the GeoMx® RNA assays. His experiences include development activities on the RNA Immune Pathways, Cancer Transcriptome Atlas, and Whole Transcriptome Atlases. Before joining Nanostring, Dan studied the molecular mechanisms of myelination in both central and peripheral nervous systems. These studies focused on understanding peripheral neuropathies, demyelinating diseases as well as regeneration.

3:45 – 4:00pm
Closing Q&A Session

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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