Join the Spatialomics Interest Group

The Spatialomics Interest Group (SIG) is a forum to connect UMN researchers from different disciplines with experts in spatial biology and with UMN core facilities, who will coordinate the efforts and workflows for this multi-disciplinary field. The purpose of the group is to provide structured roundtable discussions and collaboration among interested parties that will enable the implementation and adoption of spatial technologies for the UMN research community.

Technologies: NanoString GeoMx DSP, 10X Genomics Visium, IONPath MIBI, and more
Cores: UMN Genomics Center and the University Imaging Center
Meetings will be ~monthly and each meeting will highlight a particular spatial technology. 

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Main Activities

  • Members will share their experiences and results with nascent spatial technologies.
  • Cores and vendors will assist early adopters in evaluating technologies and will assist with their initial experimental plan (number of samples, technique sharing, QC checkpoints, sequencing depth, etc).
  • The entire group will provide guidance and information on how researchers can apply a spatial technology to achieve a specific research goal.
  • Vendors will present technical details about how to get started with their technologies (experimental set-up, sample requirements, reagents, analysis, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • The entire group with discuss proposals for funding equipment and resources for spatial biology at the UMN.  (e.g., AIAC grant opportunities).
  • Outcome: Dialogue and cooperation among the core labs providing tissue and microscopic services, next-generation sequencing, and analysis.

2022-2023 Meetings

Tuesday, September 27, 2022   |  1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Title: Analysis of chemotherapy response in ovarian cancer patients using the GeoMX digital spatial profiler
Presenter: Tim Starr, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health 
Hybrid Format: 1-101 Microbiology Research Facility (MRF) and Zoom

2021-2022 Meetings

Wednesday, September 22, 2021  |  10 - 11:15 a.m. 
Discovering New Insights Using NanoString DSP and Whole Transcriptome Analysis

Wednesday, October 13, 2021   |  10 - 11:00 a.m. 
Dr. Christine Henzler from MSI presenting on data analysis services

Wednesday, October 27, 2021   |  10 - 11:15 a.m. 
10X Genomics: Breaking spatial barriers with Visium Spatial solutions

Wednesday, November 17, 2021   |  10 - 11:00 a.m. 
The CODEX Solution: Comprehensive Solution for Spatially Resolved, Multiplexed Imaging

Wednesday, December 8, 2021   | 10 - 11:00 a.m. 
Presentations by Dr. Casey Dorr (GeoMX WTA) and Dr. Yuyu He (MIBI)
No recording due to unpublished, preliminary data.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
NanoString CosMx Spatial Molecular Imager

Wednesday, March 16, 2022  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Defining high-plex spatialomics: from GeoMx data to discovery

Wednesday, April 13, 2022  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
10X Genomics: Breaking spatial barriers with Visium Spatial solutions


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