Spatial biology is a dynamic and interdisciplinary field, which has emerged as a powerful lens through which we can examine the spatial organization and interactions of biological entities within complex ecosystems. Spatial biology combines techniques from genomics, imaging, and computational biology, which allows us to explore the spatial relationships of molecules, cells, and organisms. The field has made remarkable advancements over recent years, driven by innovative technologies that enable us to visualize and analyze biological processes with precision.
In this special feature, we will shed light on the latest technological breakthroughs in spatial biology and their transformative impact on the field. We will explore innovations that empower researchers to study the microenvironment of complex tumors, and will examine the evolution of microscopy, which has advanced to generate reliable and diverse datasets.
Learn how the Cell DIVE multiplex imager, combined with AI, reveals a detailed view of the tumor microenvironment. By leveraging dozens of biomarkers, users can reduce tumor heterogeneity, accurately define cells in hypoxic and normoxic PDAC regions, and in normal pancreatic tissue with Cell Dive from Leica Microsystems.
2. Quantitative microscopy for precision spatial biology
In this article, Dr. Zbigniew Mikulski explores how microscopy has evolved, and highlights the important features that modern technology needs to produce reliable, diverse data. Mikulski also offers insights into how to plan and carry out experiments to ensure trustworthy and consistent results with RareCyte.
3. Bringing spatial biology to the clinic
Spatial transcriptomics pioneer, Dr. Arutha Kulasinghe, senior research fellow and principal investigator at the University of Queensland, shares his latest work in understanding the underlying tumor biology using an integrative multi-omics approach, and how it could inform therapy decisions.
In this article, Winfried Wiegraebe, product manager of super-resolution microscopy at Bruker, discusses how single-molecule localization microscopy can image subcellular structures deep within samples to reveal novel biological insights.
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