Program description

This year's program extends beyond high-content imaging to explore biomolecular imaging & informatics more broadly construed.

The agenda will consider the following:

  • Spatial omics
  • Advanced microscopy platforms
  • Artificial intelligence / machine learning applications
  • High-content, image-based assays
  • 3D, co-culture, organ-on-a-chip imaging

The conference will again feature a poster competition and the annual President's Innovation Award. The President's Innovation Award recognizes an early-career researcher who has innovated meaningfully in biomolecular imaging and informatics and who is likely to become a leader in the field. The agenda below is modified as new information becomes available. Please check back!

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18 is Education Day, with parallel tracks exploring best practices and unmet needs in biomolecular imaging & informatics. The annual Colloquium, entitled Challenges and opportunities in imaging data integration and analytics, will be held that afternoon (all times US Eastern).

Track 1
(St. George A/B)
Track 2
(St. George B/C)
Track 3
(Staffordshire Ballroom)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Life beyond the pixels: Image analysis and machine learning for single-cell analysis—Peter Horvath (Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary) Intro to 3D imaging and analysis for spheroid and organoid models—Alexandra Title (InSphero)

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Introduction to high-content imaging—Paul A. Johnston (University of Pittsburgh)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Software environments: Enabling integrated, scalable, and open 3D imaging—Presenter TBC

Sponsored by

Microscopy: Advancements, and applications—Samantha Fore (Zeiss Research Microscopy Solutions)

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Introduction to assay statistics—Bartek Rajwa (Purdue University)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Introduction to spatial biology: Imaging and applications—Yunhao Bai (Stanford University) Automation and miniaturization of advanced 3D cell-based assays for drug screening—Tijmen Booij (ETH Zurich,  NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies)

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Metrics and best practices for assay development and standardization—Joe Trask (PerkinElmer)

2022 Colloquium
Challenges and opportunities in imaging data integration and analytics
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The Colloquium takes place 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Eastern in the Staffordshire Ballroom of The Westin Copley Place. Agenda subject to change.

4:00 – 4:05 p.m. Introductory remarks—Gregory P. Way (University of Colorado)
4:05 – 4:10 p.m. An introduction to TissueGnostics—Russell Ulbrich (TissueGnostics)
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Processing high-dimensional cell morphology representations with (open source) pycytominer—Gregory P. Way (University of Colorado)
4:30 – 4:35 p.m. Q & A
4:35 – 4:55 p.m. Presentation title TBC—Vivian Neilley (Google)
4:55 – 5:00 p.m. Q & A
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion
Monday, September 19, 2022
All times US Eastern. All plenary sessions will take place in the Staffordshire Ballroom of The Westin Copley Place. Agenda subject to change.
8:30 – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open / Networking
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote presentation 1
Cancer rearranges the rules in tissue building blocks. A new class of targets for therapy?—Garry Nolan (Professor, Pathology, Baxter Laboratory, Stanford University)
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Spotlight
Discovering meaningful data in multiplex tissue images through image analysis
—Regan Baird
(Visiopharm)Sponsored by Visiopharm
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break for coffee & exhibit viewing
10:45 – 1:00 p.m. Session I — Integration of spatial image-omics with data analysis tools
Chairs: Don Apanovitch (Syngene), Sizun Jiang (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Mapping the spatial architecture of human tissues in health and disease with multiplexed ion beam imaging—Erin McCaffrey (Stanford University)
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Leveraging spatial metabolomics and artificial intelligence for lung fibrosis research—Ramon Sun (University of Florida)
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Matching cells across single-cell modalities – from sequencing to imaging—Bokai Zhu (Stanford University)
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Decoding and visualizing tumor heterogeneity using interpretable AI—Heba Sailem (University of Oxford)
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Spotlight
Presentation title TBC—Ryan Jacobs (Zeiss Microscopy)Sponsored by Zeiss
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon Spotlights
Two concurrent Luncheon Spotlights will be held in St. George A/B and St. George C/D on the Conference Level. Box lunches will be provided to Spotlight attendees.

Spotlight 1 (St. George A/B) Spotlight 2 (St. George B/C)
Current and future approaches to AI-powered analysis of high-content screens— Cameron Scott & Daniel Siegismund (Genedata)
Sponsored by Genedata

Sponsored by Vizgen

1:45 – 4:30 p.m. Session II — Enhancing translatability with imaging: 3D models, co-culture, and organ-on-a-chip
Chairs: Jason Ekert (UCB), Scott Cribbes (PerkinElmer)
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. The microvasculature squeezes metastatic cancer cells to drive disease—Chris Bakal (Institute of Cancer Research)
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. High-throughput 3D phenomics on a beach—Andrei Georgescu (CEO, Vivodyne)
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Spotlight
Multiplex gene tagging with CRISPR-Cas9 for live high-content imaging—Oscar Perez
(Temple University, School of Pharmacy)
Sponsored by ExpressCells
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break for coffee & exhibit viewing
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Imaging complex models in target discovery: Balancing information content with throughput—Erin Edwards (GSK)
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Presenter & presentation title TBC
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Exhibit viewing
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Poster session & reception
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
All times US Eastern. All plenary sessions will take place in the Staffordshire Ballroom of The Westin Copley Place. Agenda subject to change.
8:30 – 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open / Networking
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote presentation 2
In biology, structure suits function: A mission to decode biology—Chris Gibson (CEO, Recursion Pharma)
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Spotlight

Sponsored by PerkinElmer

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break for coffee & exhibit viewing
10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Session III — Advances in high-content imaging: Next generation phenotypic screening assays
Chairs: Erin Edwards (GSK), David Shum (Institut Pasteur Korea), Steve Walker (Abbvie)
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Advancing drug discovery by measuring protein dynamics through single particle tracking—Daniel Anderson (Eikon Therapeutics)
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Presentation title TBC—Maria Vinci (Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital–IRCCS, Italy)
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Phenotyping human stem cells: Defining objects, capturing identities, testing boundaries—Davide Danovi (King's College London)
12:15  – 12:45 p.m. Presenter & presentation title TBC
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Spotlight
Democratizing multiparameter high-content screening applications with the new CellInsight™ CX7 Pro Series—Nicholas M. Radio
(Thermo Fisher Scientific)Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon (on your own) & exhibit viewing
1:45 – 4:30 p.m. Session IV — Artificial intelligence / machine learning in biomolecular imaging: Successes and challenges
Chairs: Gregory P. Way (University of Colorado), Heba Sailem (University of Oxford)
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Unleashing the morpholome—Maddison Masaeli (CEO, DeepCell Bio)
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Interpretable machine learning in microscopy—Assaf Zaritsky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Main Session Spotlight 4—Sponsored by Araceli Biosciences
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break for coffee & exhibit viewing
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. AI for precision histopathology: The road ahead—Nasir Rajpoot (University of Warwick)
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. President's Innovation Award presentation
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Poster & exhibit viewing
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Awards ceremony and meeting close
5:45 – 6:15 p.m. SBI2 Annual General Meeting (open to all attendees)
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2022 Exhibitors, Sponsors, & Partners
(as of August 8, 2022)