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Multiplex Multi-Omics – The Future of Spatial Biology
73:07 min
Jared Burks
Multiplex Multi-Omics – The Future of Spatial Biology
73:07 min
About the webinar

The future of spatial biology promises to reveal the intricate functional interplay between cells, a crucial aspect for understanding disease progression and therapeutic targeting. To decode these cellular conversations, a multiplex multi-omics approach is essential, enabling comprehensive identification and comprehension of diverse analytes. Presently, our capability is limited to combining a few analyte classes on a single slide, such as proteins and mRNA, often at the expense of one class. We can be creative in our assays to go beyond, which reveals the challenge in integrating informatics to not only unify these diverse data types but also to cross-validate and interpret the interactions and their effects on multiple cells in real-time. As cells continually move and interact with different or novel groups, understanding how one cell influences another, and how this influence propagates, is critical. Advancing these techniques will be pivotal in elucidating the dynamic cellular dialogues that underpin disease mechanisms and therapeutic responses.


Jared Burks, PhD Professor, M.D. Anderson
Jared started his carrier at Texas A&M University learning about patterns in genes and proteins, allowing and facilitating subcellular protein trafficking. As he has progressed to MD Anderson Cancer Center, he has scaled to cellular trafficking attempting to understand the spatial distribution of cells in organ systems during disease. As in many parts of life, form equals functions. How our cells organize speaks to how they function and respond to their local environment. Bringing together multi-omics approaches allows for greater clarity in these imaging snapshots that are collected.

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