Emerging Technologies Satellite Meeting: February 21, 2016

A Satellite Meeting on ‘Emerging Technologies to Study the Human Pancreas and Islet: from the Whole Organ to a Single Cell’ will be held in conjunction with the 8th Annual JDRF nPOD (Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes) Scientific Meeting in Miami, FL. The meeting will be held on Sunday February 21st at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. The meeting agenda is posted below and available here for download.[Download not found]

The satellite meeting will highlight innovative and emerging technologies that will be useful to study the human pancreas. Many of the speakers will discuss technologies that are part of HIRN-related projects and have never used to study the human pancreas. Two keynote speakers will highlight technologies being used to better understand biology, both normal and abnormal, of other organs.

We encourage nPOD investigators, HIRN investigators, and anyone interested in the human pancreas or type 1 diabetes to attend this exciting satellite meeting and the nPOD meeting that follows.

Registration for this meeting is complimentary but it is separate than registration for the JDRF nPOD Scientific Meeting. You must register here by January 21, 2016 to ensure your spot.



Emerging Technologies to Study the Human Pancreas and Islet: from the Whole Organ to a Single Cell

Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay at 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132







Registration opens

7:30AM – 8:30AM



8:30AM – 8:50 AM

Al Powers, Vanderbilt University

Welcome!  Overview of key knowledge gaps regarding the human pancreas

8:50 – 9:10 AM

Olivier Blondel, NIH/NIDDK

Human Islet Research Network (HIRN): Initiatives and Opportunities

Session 1

Moderator: Olivier Blondel, NIH/NIDDK

Approaches for in situ analysis of the human pancreas

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

Jennifer Treweek, Caltech

Tissue clearing technologies to explore the molecular and functional
architecture of complex tissues with single-cell resolution

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM

Galya Orr, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Combinatorial FISH and other approaches for single cell resolution transcriptomic analysis

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Long Cai, Caltech

seqFISH: high-throughput single-cell RNA profiling on tissues

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM



11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Jeremy Norris, Vanderbilt University

Imaging Mass spectrometry at high spatial resolution

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Julia Laskin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Nanospray desorption electrospray ionization (nano-DESI) mass spectrometry

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



Session 2

Moderator: Mark Atkinson

Approaches for Single Cell Analysis

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Klaus Kaestner, University of Pennsylvania

Islet cell gene expression and regulation using sorted cell populations

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Bernd Bodenmiller, University of Zurich

Understanding cell-cell communications in complex tissues using
mass cytometry imaging

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Stephan Speier, Helmholtz Center, Munich

Organ culture approaches to study the pancreas

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM



Session 3

Moderator: Raghu Mirmira, Indiana University

Keynote Speakers: Lessons from outside the pancreas

2:50 PM –3:30 PM

Keynote: Bruce Aronow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

LungMAP: single cell expression analysis and the reconstruction of cell
interactions essential for organ development

3:30 PM – 4:10 PM

Keynote: Nancy Cox, Vanderbilt University

GTEx: approaches to integrate genetics and biology

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM

All speakers (Al Powers, Moderator)

Summary and moderated discussion of next steps


The meeting is generously sponsored by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.



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