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Keynote Speakers

Yinyin Yuan, Ph.D.
Team Leader, Computational Pathology and Integrative Genomics
The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Professor and HHMI Professor, Samueli Electrical & Computational Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles


Monday, October 4, 2021
All times US Eastern
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 Exhibit Hall open
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Education Course Day
Track 1 Track 2
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Introduction to 3D assays: from experimental design to biological applications—
Özlem Yavas Grining
(InSphero) and
Alexandra Title
Overcoming challenges
in HCS—Kayla Hill
(Molecular Devices)
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12:00 – 1:00 p.m. HCS assay development best practices & considerations – Cell models—Joe Trask (PerkinElmer) An introduction to deep learning—Alice Lucas (Broad Institute)
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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 3D imaging for high-content screening: introduction and some best practices—Jonny Sexton (University of Michigan)

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Introduction to assay statistics—Bartek Rajwa (Purdue University)
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
All times US Eastern
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open / Digital networking
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Poster session with live chat and video (1)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Roundtable
Cloud-optimized data management and analysis for

high-content screening

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote presentation
Toward intelligent microscopes: deep learning's potential for biomedical imaging applications
—Aydogan Ozcan (University of California, Los Angeles)
12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Session I — How Does High-Content Intersect With Single-Cell Analysis and/or Spatial Omics?
Chair: Greg Way (Broad Institute)
12:15 – 12:40 p.m. Life beyond the pixels: single-cell analysis using deep learning and image analysis methods—Peter Horvath (FIMM, Szeged University)
12:40 – 1:05 p.m. Expansion-assisted iterative FISH (EASI–FISH): spatio-molecular profiling in thick tissue—Yuhan Wang (Janelia Research Campus)
1:05 – 1:30 p.m. Spatiotemporal dissection of the human proteome—Emma Lundberg (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
1:30 – 1:55 p.m. Mapping the temporal and spatial dynamics of the human endometrium in vivo and in vitro—Roser Vento-Tormo (Wellcome Sanger Institute)
1:55 – 2:15 p.m. Q & A
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Session II — 3D Biology: Instrument Platforms, Consumables, Software, and Models
Chair: Karen Dowell (Akoya Biosciences)
2:30 – 2:55 p.m. Primary human liver cell spheroids as a platform for evaluating liver toxicity and potency of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—Ella Atlas (HealthCanada)
2:55 – 3:20 p.m. The development and utility of physiologically relevant models in drug discovery—Madhu Lal-Nag (Research Governance Council, FDA)
3:20 – 3:45 p.m. Redefining patient-relevant 3D in vitro models—Nataliia Beztsinna (Crown Bioscience)
3:45 – 4:10 p.m. From works of art to a scalable industry—Patrick Guye (Trilliome)
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Q & A
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Roundtable Educational session
The current landscape of oncological testing using high-content technology

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Imaging the transcriptome with MERFISH—Jeffrey Moffit (Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School)
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Poster session with live chat and video (2)
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
All times US Eastern
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open / Digital networking
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Poster session with live chat and video (3)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Roundtable
AI and automation of high-content screening analysis   
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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote presentation
Co-evolving AI and pathology to target cancer evolution
—Yinyin Yuan (The Institute of Cancer Research, London)
12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Session III — Infectious Disease: SARS-CoV-2 and Beyond
Chair: Spencer Shorte (Institut Pasteur / Institut Pasteur Korea)
12:15 – 12:40 p.m. SARS-CoV-2 biology and drug development—Seungtaek Kim (Institut Pasteur Korea)
12:40 – 1:05 p.m. Deep-learning enabled phenomics applied to COVID-19 drug discovery—Katie Heiser (Recursion Pharmaceuticals)
1:05 – 1:30 p.m. Compound repurposing by target based and phenotypic approaches to identify in vitro inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 viral entry and replication—Philip Gribbon (European ScreeningPort, Fraunhofer ITMP)
1:30 – 1:55 p.m. High-content screening for the serology and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection—Vilja Pietiäinen (FIMM, University of Helsinki)
1:55 – 2:15 p.m.  Q & A
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Session IV — Functional Genomics and Imaging: Genotype to Phenotype
Chair: Heba Sailem (University of Oxford)
2:30 – 2:55 p.m. Genome-wide optical pooled screens and analysis of high content genomic screening data—Paul Blainey (MIT / Broad Institute)
2:55 – 3:20 p.m. Arrayed functional genomics screens for identification and validation of drug targets—Jenna Bradley (AstraZeneca)
3:20 – 3:45 p.m. An update on the JUMP–CP Consortium: insights from pilot experiments and outlook—Paula Andrea Marin Zapata (Bayer AG)
3:45 – 4:10 p.m. President’s Innovation Award Presentation:
Live-cell dose-response characterization of nuclear transport inhibition by SARS-CoV-2 ORF6—Tae Yeon Yoo
(Harvard Medical School)
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Q & A
4:30 –5:30 p.m. Roundtable Educational session
How to choose and insert the right reporter protein for your project

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Deep learning-based point-scanning super-resolution microscopy—Uri Manor (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Poster session with live chat and video (4)
5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony (Poster Hall)
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