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Space Adventure: The Next Wave of Biology Revolution Fueled by Spatial Omics

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Yale Starlight Science Series

Bringing discovery from Yale to China, hosted by Yale Center Beijing

The Yale Starlight Science Series will bring outstanding science faculty from Yale University to China to present their latest research, and engage with audiences on related topics of interest. Please join us to explore the latest breakthroughs in scientific frontiers, and what relevance they hold for the future!

Event Time

July 6, 2021 | Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST)
July 6 2021 | Tuesday
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm China Standard Time (CST)

Participation Format

Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter the ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.


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The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Event

In recent years, we have witnessed one of the most exciting and fast-paced technology breakthroughs in the history of life science and medicine - the emergence of spatial omics, which is poised to fuel the next wave of biology revolution. Spatial omics has the potential to dissect how neural networks in the human brain perform computing for learning or emotion. It can be used to obtain high-resolution biomolecular and cellular map of each tumor, thus revealing its Achilles' heel for personalized treatment.

On July 6, Rong Fan, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University, will look at the current state of spatial omics technologies, then focus on a new platform developed in his lab at Yale. He will discuss the boundary-pushing efforts to apply spatial omics to clinical tumor tissue mapping, and finally discuss how this platform technology can lead to emerging opportunities and future perspectives in basic biology and clinical medicine.

The Speaker

Rong Fan
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

Dr. Rong Fan is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. His research focuses on the development and deployment of single-cell and spatial multi-omics technologies, often based on microfabricated tools, to study normal development and human diseases including cancer and autoimmunity. A microchip technology his laboratory developed for simultaneous measurement of 42 immune effector proteins in single cells, which remains the highest multiplexing to date for a single-cell protein secretion assay, has been commercialized and widely used by >100 pharmaceutical companies and medical centers in the U.S. and around the world. Recently, his laboratory developed a novel NGS-based spatial omics technology called DBiT-seq for spatially resolved transcriptome mapping, high-plex protein mapping, and spatial epigenome sequencing, which may find applications in a wide range of biomedical research fields. He is Co-Founder of IsoPlexis, Singleron Biotechnologies, and AtlasXomics. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.

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