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Dec 2023 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 2023 Dr Raza Ali participates at the AACR-KCA Joint Conference on Precision Medicine in Cancer in Seoul, Korea as a speaker.
Oct 2023 Dr Raza Ali attends the AACR Special Conference Advances in Breast Cancer Research in San Diego, California as a speaker.
Sep 2023 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.

Dr Raza Ali attends the Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) seminar series in Oslo, Norway as a Topic Lecturer.
Dr Shimrit Mayer joins the Ali Lab as an Associate Researcher.
Pulkit Gupta joins the Ali Lab as a Master Student.
Jul 2023 Shukri Muse joins the Ali Lab as a Summer School Student.
Jun 2023 Dr Raza Ali participates at the annual meeting of the German Society of Pathology in Leipzig, Germany as a Topic Lecturer.
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 2023 Dr Raza Ali attends the AACR Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA as a chair and speaker.
Ellen Schrader joins the Ali Lab as a Research Assistant.
Mar 2023 Dr Raza Ali participates at the EACR-OECI Joint Conference on “Molecular Pathology Approach to Cancer” in Bergamo, Italy as a Keynote speaker.
Feb 2023 Dr Liliana Angeles-Martinez joins the Ali Lab as a Research Associate.
Dec 2022 Dr Raza Ali participates at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in San Antonio, Texas, USA with an oral presentation.
Nov 2022 Dr Raza Ali participates at the Swedish Tumor Microenvironment network (STorM) in Stockholm, Sweden as a Keynote speaker.
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 2022 Dr Neus Masqué-Soler joins the Ali Lab as a Senior Research Associate.
Sep 2022 Ciccy Wang participates at the MiTraC Symposium in Mainz, Germany with an oral presentation.
Jun 2022 Ciccy Wang participates at the International PhD Student Cancer Conference (IPSCC) in Heidelberg, Germany with an oral presentation.
Apr 2022 New publication in Nature Genetics

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

Upcoming participation in international conferences:

Jan 2024 15th Cancer Crosslinks series, Oslo, Norway. Dr Raza Ali is invited as a speaker.
Oct 2024 EMBO Workshop on Spatial Transcriptomics, Rome, Italy. Dr Raza Ali is attending as a speaker.