Speakers

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Explore the key opinion leaders and renowned academic experts who bring unparalleled knowledge and thought leadership to our annual events.

Biomarkers Speakers

30 September - 01 October 2024 | Basel, Switzerland

Spatial Biology Europe 2024

Felix Segerer
Associate Director, Image Analysis,
AstraZeneca
Francesca Buffa
Professor,
Università Bocconi
Giampaolo Bianchini
Head of Clinical Translational and Immunotherapy Research,
San Raffaele Hospital
Ivan Costa
Prof.,
RWTH Aachen University
Jacques Colinge
Professor,
University of Montpellier, France
Philippe Pinton
Senior Vice President, Clinical and Translational Sciences, Global Head,
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
Raphael Gottardo
Professor & Director, Biomedical Data Science Center,
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
Rosalba Giugno
Professor,
University of Verona
Semiramis Popova
Senior Scientist,
AstraZeneca
Stéphanie Tissot
Head of Lab,
CHUV
Zhongyi Wang
Senior Expert Data Science,
Novartis
Asad Jan
Assistant Professor,
Aarhus University
Carolina Oses
Lab Manager,
Scilifelab- Spatial Proteomic Unit
Carsten Hopf
Head of CeMOS,
Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
Cesar Nombela-Arrieta
Associate Professor,
University of Zurich
Christian Münch
Professor and Director,
Goethe University Frankfurt
Denis Schapiro
group leader,
Heidelberg University Hospital
Georg Borner
Group Leader,
MPI Biochemistry
Hannah Williams
Staff Scientist & Junior Group Leader,
University of Bern
Johan Swinnen
Professor,
KU Leuven
Katy Vandereyken
Research Manager,
KU Leuven
Lasse Kristensen
Associate Professor,
Aarhus University
Léo Guignard
Group Leader,
University of Marseille
Merrick Strotton
Principal Scientist,
UCB
Oliver Biehlmaier
Imaging Core Facility Head,
Biozentrum, University of Basel
Thibault Courtellemont
Scientist,
EPFL

04 - 05 December 2024 | San Diego, CA, USA

Spatial Biology West Coast 2024

Anoja Perera
Director, Sequencing and Discovery Genomics,
Stowers Institute
Danielle Tan
Scientist,
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Edward Moler
Founder,
MeRealm, LLC
Ioannis Vlachos
Director of Spatial Technologies,
BIDMC / Harvard Medical School
Joao Costa
Principal Scientist,
Takeda
Koichi Hashikawa
Principal Computational Scientist,
Johnson and Johnson Innovative Medicine
Michael Surace
Director,
AstraZeneca
Premi Haynes
Principal Scientist,
Bristol Myers Squibb
Ryan Logan
Professor,
Boston University (Computer Science Department)
Silas Maniatis
Associate Director, Technology Innovation,
New York Genome Centre
Sripad Ram
Digital Pathology and Image Analysis Lead,
Pfizer Inc
Stephen Byers
Professor,
Georgetown University
More speakers for Spatial Biology West Coast 2024 will be revealed here in the coming weeks
Carter Allen
Research Scientist,
Eli Lilly & Co.
Leonardo Collado Torres
Investigator, Asst. Prof.,
Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Department of Biostatistics as Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Peng Yin
Principal Investigator,
Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Shuoshuo Wang
Senior Scientist,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Broad Institute
Silvia Siso
Discovery Pathologist,
Abbvie

23 - 25 October 2024 | London, UK

NextGen Omics 2024

Bozena Kaminska
Professor,
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Harpreet Saini
Senior Director, Bioinformatics,
Astex Pharmaceuticals
Isabelle Bergiers
Senior Scientist,
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Luigi Aloia
Associate Director,
AstraZeneca
Michael Oellerich
Distinguished Research Professor of Clinical Chemistry,
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Michael Cook
Executive Director of Science,
Our Future Health
Nicolas Kuperwasser
Director - Gene Editing and Targeting Platform,
Institute Necker Enfants Malades (INEM)
Pedro Cutillas
Professor of Cell Signalling & Proteomics,
Queen Mary University of London
Robert Brucker
Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder,
DermBiont
Sophia Tsoka
Reader in Bioinformatics,
King's College London
Tootie Bueser
Director of Nursing & Midwifery,
Incisive Health, NHS
Xavier Duportet
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer,
Eligo Bioscience
Ahmad Khodr
Head of the Microbiology Innovation Lab,
L'Oréal Research and Innovation
Aidan Nickerson
Discovery Data Scientist,
Eli Lilly
Aikaterini Gatsiou
Assistant Professor in RNA Immunology,
Lancaster University
Alain Wagner
Director of BioFunctional Chemistry Lab,
University of Strasbourg
Aleksandra Gruevska
Research Associate,
Imperial College London
Andrew Beggs
Professor of Cancer Genetics & Surgery,
University of Birmingham
Basel Abu- Jamous
Director of Computational Biology,
Nucleome Therapeutics
Benoit Coulombe
Director, Translational Proteomics Unit,
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Bernhard Schmierer
Head of the CRISPR Functional Genomics Unit,
Karolinska Institute
Bin Yan
Higher Scientist,
National Physical Laboratory
Christian Kolter
Associate Director & Senior Principal Data Scientist,
Novartis
Christos Proukakis
Professor of Neurology and Neurogenetics,
University College London
Conceição Bettencourt
Senior Research Fellow,
University College London
Darren Hodgson
Executive Director,
Pharma
David Simpson
Professor of Genomics,
Queen's University Belfast
Davide Danovi
Founder & CSO,
Migration Therapeutics
Dhavendra Kumar
Honorary Clinical Professor,
William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London
Dianne Baunbaek
Diagnostics Lead,
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Dmitrii Degtev
Senior Scientist,
AstraZeneca
Douglas Drysdale
Partner,
HGF Limited
Fiona Byrne
Principal Laboratory Research Scientist,
Francis Crick Institute
Frances Pearl
Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics,
Univeristy of Sussex
Gabriel Rosser
Lead Bioinformatics Data Scientist,
Benevolent AI
Gareth Williams
Partner, European Patent Attorney,
Marks & Clerk LLP
Gary Saunders
Director of Digital Transformation,
EATRIS, The European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine
George Hall
Research Fellow,
University College London
Graham Ball
Director of the MTRC,
Anglia Ruskin University
Graham Belfield
Director, NGS/Transcriptomics – Centre for Genomics Research,
AstraZeneca
Hannah Stark
Operations Lead,
NIHR
Hanqing Liao
Senior Research Scientist,
Dundee University
Heiko Wurdak
Group leader,
University of Leeds
Henry Cope
Research Bioinformatician,
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Hywel Williams
Senior Lecturer,
Cardiff University
Ines Sequeira
Group Leader & Associate Professor,
Queen Mary University of London
Jan Lukas Robertus
Consultant Histopathologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer,
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Jan-Philipp Mallm
Principal Investigator,
DKFZ
Janet Shipley
Head of the Division of Molecular Pathology,
The Institute of Cancer Research
Jenna Cash
Principle Investigator,
University of Edinburgh
Joey Riepsaame
Head of Genome Engineering Oxford,
Centre for Medicines Discovery
John Parrington
Associate Professor In Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology,
University of Oxford
Jon Teague
Director of COSMIC,
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Katherine Green
Partner, Patent Attorney,
Mewburn Ellis
Kathy Stirrups
Samples Team Lead,
NIHR BioResource for Translational Research
Kedar Natarajan
Associate Professor & Group Leader,
Technical University of Denmark
Ken Chow
Health Tech Counsel,
Flanders Investment & Trade, Belgium Embassy (London)
Kulbhushan Sharma
Leader of Stem Cell Facility & Principal Investigator,
University of Oslo
Laura Rosenberg
Director, Discovery of Target Validation (Functional Genomics),
AstraZeneca
Leo Carlin
Group Leader,
University of Glasgow
Manos Karteris
Reader,
Brunel University London
Marisa Vanheusden
Innovation Scientist,
Muna Therapeutics
Martin Thomsen
Principle Investigator,
Institute for Biomedicine, Aarhus University
Massimo Delledonne
Professor of Genetics,
University of Verona
Maté Ongenaert
Principal scientist,
Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine
Matthew Bottomley
Consultant Nephrologist & Research Group Lead,
Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
Michael Rieger
Professor & Group Lead,
Goethe University of Frankfurt
Micol Falabella
Research Fellow,
University College London
Mohamed Abouelhoda
Professor & Chairman for Computational Sciences,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Nadia Fernandes
Research Associate,
Imperial College London
Nasrin Sarafan-Vasseur
Lead Scientist in Oncology,
University of Rouen
Naveed Ishaque
Group Leader for Computational Oncology,
Berlin Institute of Health at Charité University Hospital
Nicola McCarthy
Head of Research,
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Omer Bayraktar
Group Leader,
Sanger Institute
Pamela Pinzani
Associate Professor of Clinical Chemistry,
University of Florence
Patrick Descombes
Senior Expert & Group Leader in Genomics,
Nestle
Pauline Scanlan
Lecturer & Group Leader,
University College Cork
Peter Freeman
Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences (Clinical Bioinformatics, Genomics),
University of Manchester
Philip Beer
Chief Scientific Officer,
Step Pharma
Raffaele Calogero
Professor,
University of Turin
Richard Baird
Academic Consultant in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics,
The ALBORADA DDI, University of Cambridge
Rob Wolthuis
Associate Professor & Co-Manager of CRISPR Expertise Center,
Amsterdam UMC
Sergey Nikolaev
Group Lead,
Gustave Roussy
Shameer Khader
Executive Director, Precision Medicine & Computational Biology,
Sanofi
Shani Perera
Technical Specialist, Spatial Transcriptomics & Histology,
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Simon Haas
Professor,
Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité & QMUL
Simon McDade
Reader | Lead genomics CTU,
Queen's University Belfast
Simona Giunta
Associate Professor,
Sapienza University of Rome
Stefano Indraccolo
Professor and Group Leader,
IRCCS
Stephanie Craig
Lecturer in Precision Medicine,
Queen's University Belfast
Stephen Hart
Professor,
University College London
Stephen Taylor
Head of Integrative Computational Biology,
Oxford University
Sterenn Davis
Senior Principal Scientist,
Adaptimmune
Suresh Poovathingal
Head of Single Cell & Microfluidics Expertise Unit,
VIB KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research
Valerie Taly
CNRS Research Director & Group Leader,
University of Paris Descartes
Wei Wei
Associate Principal Scientist,
Merck US
Yara Elena Sanchez Corrales
Research Fellow,
UCL
Yasser Riazalhosseini
Associate Professor,
McGill University
Yuval Tabach
Professor,
Hebrew university

March 2025 | London, UK

Spatial Biology UK 2025

Speakers for Spatial Biology UK 2025 will be revealed here in the coming weeks

27 - 28 March 2025 | Boston, MA, USA

NextGen Omics & Spatial Biology US 2025

Yan Tang
Principal Investigator,
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Yuchun Guo
Associate Director, Computational Biology and Machine Learning,
CAMP4 Therapeutic

27 - 28 March 2025 | Boston, MA, USA

Spatial Multi-Omics

Keri Martinowich
Associate Professor and Lead Investigator,
Lieber Institute for Brain Development
Sammy Ferri-Borgogno
Instructor,
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Zongmei Gao
Senior Scientist,
Abbvie