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June Join us at the Inaugural conference of the European Society for Spatial Biology in Berlin this December!

The early bird and abstract deadline is the 31st of July. Click here to learn more about the ESSB, to see the speakers lineup, and to register.

May Dr Raza Ali participates at the 20th anniversary edition Oncoforum- Leuven, Belgium as a speaker.
May Dr Raza Ali participates at the CCBIO 12th Annual Symposium in Bergen, Norway as a speaker.
Apr The inaugural conference of the European Society for Spatial Biology (ESSB) is announced to take place this December. Join us in Berlin!

The ESSB is a non-profit organization run by scientists dedicated to the fascinating world of spatial biology. More information here.

Apr Caroline Caruso Carter joins the Ali Lab as a Research Assistant.
Jan Dr Raza Ali participates at the 15th Cancer Crosslinks series in Oslo, Norway as a speaker.
Dec Our News and Views written by PhD student Ellen Schrader and Dr Raza Ali about CellCharter is out now in Nature Genetics!

With the current explosion of spatial data in biomedical research and the continued advances in AI, new tools are emerging to increase our knowledge of spatial biology. A computational tool by Varrone et al., CellCharter combines deep learning with spatial clustering to discover local niches and it is compatible with a wide array of datasets. Read more.

Nov Dr Raza Ali participates at the AACR-KCA Joint Conference on Precision Medicine in Cancer in Seoul, Korea as a speaker.
Oct Dr Raza Ali attends the AACR Special Conference Advances in Breast Cancer Research in San Diego, California as a speaker.
Sep Our latest paper by PhD student Ciccy Wang and collaborators is now out in Nature! Spatial predictors of immunotherapy response in triple-negative breast cancer.

This work discovers spatial biomarkers to predict immunotherapy response in triple negative breast cancer. Read more.

Sep Dr Raza Ali attends the Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) seminar series in Oslo, Norway as a Topic Lecturer.
Sep Dr Shimrit Mayer joins the Ali Lab as an Associate Researcher.
Sep Pulkit Gupta joins the Ali Lab as a Master Student.
Jul Shukri Muse joins the Ali Lab as a Summer School Student.
Jun Dr Raza Ali participates at the annual meeting of the German Society of Pathology in Leipzig, Germany as a Topic Lecturer.
Jun Dr Raza Ali attends the EACR 2023 Congress in Torino, Italy with an oral presentation and as part of a “meet the experts” session.
Apr Dr Raza Ali attends the AACR Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA as a chair and speaker.
Apr Ellen Schrader joins the Ali Lab as a Research Assistant.
Mar Dr Raza Ali participates at the EACR-OECI Joint Conference on “Molecular Pathology Approach to Cancer” in Bergamo, Italy as a Keynote speaker.
Feb Dr Liliana Angeles-Martinez joins the Ali Lab as a Research Associate.
Dec Dr Raza Ali participates at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in San Antonio, Texas, USA with an oral presentation.
Nov Dr Raza Ali participates at the Swedish Tumor Microenvironment network (STorM) in Stockholm, Sweden as a Keynote speaker.
Nov The Ali Lab is awarded a €1.5 million ERC Starting Grant

The grant will fund research into immunotherapy and the tumour microenvironment in breast cancer. Read more.

Oct Dr Neus Masqué-Soler joins the Ali Lab as a Senior Research Associate.
Sep Ciccy Wang participates at the MiTraC Symposium in Mainz, Germany with an oral presentation.
Jun Ciccy Wang participates at the International PhD Student Cancer Conference (IPSCC) in Heidelberg, Germany with an oral presentation.
Apr New publication in Nature Genetics

Breast tumor microenvironment structures are associated with genomic features and clinical outcome. Read more

Upcoming events

Jul Integrated Cancer Medicine Symposium in Cambridge, UK. Dr Raza Ali is attending as a speaker.
Sep Cancer Research Karolinska Institute annual retreat in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr Raza Ali is attending as a speaker.
Oct The Francis Crick Institute Cancer Research Symposium in London, UK. Dr Raza Ali is attending as a speaker.
Oct EMBO workshop in Rome, Italy. Dr Raza Ali is attending as a speaker.
Nov BACR New Developments in Breast Cancer Research in Newcastle, UK. Dr Raza Ali is attending as a speaker.
Dec Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, USA. Dr Raza Ali is invited as a speaker.
Dec European Society for Spatial Biology (ESSB) in Berlin, Germany. The full Ali Lab is attending, Dr Ali being one of its funding members and organisers.