Please join us at the 9th Annual Fluidigm Mass Cytometry Summit: Virtual

This yearly international meeting of the mass cytometry community is designed for new and experienced users, as well as those interested in learning more about CyTOF® technology with suspension mass cytometry and Imaging Mass Cytometry™ (IMC™).

The program will feature plenary talks on leading research and applications, special-topic breakout sessions, tutorials to help you advance your own research and plenty of time to network virtually with colleagues and experts in the field.

We’re looking forward to this opportunity to extend participation in the Summit this year!

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We’re pleased to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s Virtual Summit.

 

Marcelo Sztein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director for Basic and Translational Research, Immunology Group Leader, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Uncovering immunological mechanisms of protection
from infection and vaccination in humans

8:00–9:00 am PT, Auditorium

 

Rebecca Ihrie, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University

 


Linking cellular location and patient prognosis
in brain tumors

9:00–10:00 am PT, Auditorium

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Read our Agenda below for Auditorium, Meeting Room 1 and Meeting Room 2

Auditorium
Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:00 am PT Welcome and Opening Remarks Chris Linthwaite
President and CEO, Fluidigm

Andrew Quong, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Fluidigm

Alex Cherkassky, PhD
Senior Director, Product Management, Fluidigm
Mass Cytometry in Translational Research Session 1
6:30–7:00 am PT Single-cell mass cytometry identifies mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapy in AML Shelley Herbrich, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Leukemia
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
7:00–7:30 am PT Understanding CD19-negative relapse following CAR T therapies in acute lymphoblastic leukemia Kara Davis, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Maternal & Child Health Research Institute, Stanford University
7:30–8:00 am PT Mass cytometry reveals distinct immune signatures marking progression from mild to severe COVID-19 Bernd Bodenmiller, PhD
Professor for Quantitative Biology,
Department of Quantitative Biomedicine, University of Zurich
Keynotes
8:00–9:00 am PT Uncovering immunological mechanisms of protection from infection in humans Marcelo Sztein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director for Basic and Translational Research, Immunology Group Leader, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
9:00–10:00 am PT Linking cellular location and patient prognosis in brain tumors Rebecca Ihrie, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University
Break
10:00–10:30 am PT Break  
Practical Mass Cytometry
10:30–11:00 am PT On measuring photons and ions: Impact on panel design, signal detection and data quality Tim Bushnell, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Shared Resource Laboratories, University of Rochester
11:00–11:30 am PT Monitoring immunotherapy with a mass cytometry receptor occupancy assay Gerd Haga Bringeland, MD, PhD
Resident, Neurology
Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen
11:30 am–12:00 pm PT Process development and clinical assessment of CAR T cell products Greg Hopkins, BS
Senior Associate Scientist, Bluebird bio
 Break
12:00–12:30 pm PT Break  
Mass Cytometry in Translational Research Session 2
12:30–12:30 pm PT Understanding the immunosuppressive functions of cancer-associated fibroblasts in lung cancer Handan Xiang, PhD
Senior Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories
12:30–1:00 pm PT Media smooth muscle cells reprogramming into mesenchymal stem cells drives aortic aneurysm formation Pei-Yu Chen, PhD
Research Scientist, Yale University
1:00–1:30 pm PT Unraveling the spatial distancing between immune compartments of COVID-19 infected tissues using IMC Hiranmayi Ravichandran, MS
Mass Cytometry Specialist, Weill Cornell Medical College
1:30–2:00 pm PT B cells and tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS) promote immunotherapy response Rafet Basar, MD
Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2:00–2:30 pm PT HLA-E and NKG2A as a novel immune checkpoint axis in bladder cancer Amir Horowitz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncological Sciences,
Precision Immunology Institute / Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2:30–3:00 pm PT Talk Title TBD Trevor McKee, PhD
Image Analysis Manager, STTARR Innovation Centre
Tutorials: Data Analytics
3:00–3:30 pm PT Intro to high-dimensional data analysis El-ad David Amir, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder, Astrolabe Diagnostics
3:30–4:00 pm PT FAUST: A new interpretable machine learning approach for automated gating Raphael Gottardo, PhD
J. Orin Edson Foundation Endowed Chair
Scientific Director, Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Meeting Room 1
Breakout: New Applications for CyTOF Systems and Imaging Mass Cytometry from Fluidigm
6:05–6:30 am PT Live-cell barcoding with Cd-CD45 antibodies Michelle Poulin, PhD
Manager, Proteomics Field Applications, Fluidigm
6:30–7:00 am PT Creating CyTOF panels just got even easier: Maxpar® Panel Designer v2.0 Kevin Brown, PhD
Field Applications Specialist, Fluidigm
7:00–7:30 am PT Drop-in expansion panels for the Maxpar® Direct™Immune Profiling  Assay™ Noah Saederup, PhD
Senior Product Manager, Maxpar Reagents, Fluidigm
7:30–8:00 am PT Insights into the tumor microenvironment: High-dimensional single-cell spatial analysis using the Hyperion™ Imaging System Andrew Quong, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Fluidigm
Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Getting Started with IMC
10:00–10:30 am PT Panelists Philip Hobson, PhD
Deputy Head of Flow Cytometry, The Francis Crick Institute

Emily Mace, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Immunology, Columbia University
New Insights Gained with Imaging Mass Cytometry
10:30–11:00 am PT Characterizing distinctions in DARC-related Tumor immune MicroEnvironment (DARC TiME) Melissa Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology,
Weill Cornell Medical College
11:00–11:30 am PT Exploring the immune tumor microenvironment of hepatocellular carcinoma with Imaging Mass Cytometry Won Jin Ho, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology,
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Breakout: Setting Yourself Up for Core Success
11:30 am–1:00 pm PT Panel Discussion Jared Burks, PhD
Associate Professor, Co-Director, Flow Cytometry and Cellular Imaging Core Facility, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Matt Cochran, MS
Technical Director, URMC Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratory, University of Rochester

Emily Thrash, PhD
Scientist II, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Akil Merchant, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Imaging Mass Cytometry Shared Resource, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Breakout: New Applications for CyTOF systems and IMC from Fluidigm
4:00–4:30 pm PT Live-cell barcoding with Cd-CD45 antibodies Michelle Poulin, PhD
Manager, Proteomics Field Applications, Fluidigm
4:30–5:00 pm PT Creating CyTOF panels just got even easier: Maxpar Panel Designer v2.0 Kevin Brown, PhD
Field Applications Specialist, Fluidigm
5:00–5:30 pm PT Drop-in expansion panels for the Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay Noah Saederup, PhD
Senior Product Manager, Maxpar Reagents, Fluidigm
5:30–6:00 pm PT Insights into the tumor microenvironment: High-dimensional single-cell spatial analysis using the Hyperion Imaging System Andrew Quong, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Fluidigm

 
Meeting Room 2
Meet the Expert
7:00–7:30 am PT Meet the Expert Bernd Bodenmiller, PhD
Professor for Quantitative Biology, Department of Quantitative Biomedicine, University of Zurich
10:00–10:30 am PT Meet the Expert Patrick Reeves, PhD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Team Leader, Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
11:00–11:30 am PT Meet the Expert Rebecca Ihrie, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Vanderbilt University
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