Sunday, October 4, 2020
14.30 – 15.00
Akoya Satellite Symposium
Multiplex Spatial Profiling of the Tumor Immune Microenvironment: Novel Insights and Innovations
Oliver Braubach, PhD, Senior Applications Scientist, Akoya Biosciences
Ekaterina Jordanova, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Leiden University Medical Center, Amsterdam
In the first talk, Dr. Oliver Braubach of Akoya Biosciences will provide an introduction to the latest enhancements to the CODEX and Phenoptics workflows for multiplexed tissue imaging.
The second talk, titled 'Neoadjuvant cisplatin and paclitaxel modulate tumor-infiltrating T cells in patients with cervical cancer' will be presented by Dr. Ekaterina Jordanova where she will describe her recent publication, of the same title, and elaborate on her ideas of the added value of multiplex immune cell profiling techniques. Dr. Jordanova is a molecular biologist/principle investigator at the Center for Gynecologic Oncology Amsterdam (AmsterdamUMC/NKI_AVL) and an associate professor at the Pathology department, LUMC, Leiden. She has established a research program on the role of the immune microenvironment in HPV-induced cancer development and progression using state-of-the art techniques such as multispectral immunohistochemistry and is involved in setting up and monitoring several immunotherapy clinical trials of HPV-induced cancers. Dr. Jordanova is author of more than 130 peer reviewed publications on cancer. She is a member of the Dutch Immunology Association and the EORTC GCG group.