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Kidney Week

Translational Session

More than Meets the Eye: Kidney Imaging Meets Big Data

November 09, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 201, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Modern technological advancements in imaging various molecular and cellular targets are developing at a rapid pace. The potential of imaging at a subcellular resolution at the scale of the whole kidney is now possible. The amount and complexity of the data generated from such novel approaches continue to increase. To harness the full potential of these data requires sophisticated analytical approaches. This session introduces the advances in imaging that allow the extraction of multidimensional data, its analysis, and its application to kidney biology.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss advances in imaging technologies that enable high-dimensional data capture from kidney tissue
  • Describe analytical approaches in analyzing multidimensional imaging data
  • Discuss biological implications of multidimensional imaging data

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Pathology


  • Ken Dunn, PhD
  • Matthew Palmer, MD, PhD


  • Multiplexed Imaging of Protein Targets in the Kidney
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Zoltan G. Laszik, MD, PhD
  • Generating Molecular Maps of the Human Kidney Using Mesoscale Next-Gen MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Jeffrey M. Spraggins, PhD 
  • Mesoscale Kidney Imaging Using Tissue Clearing
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Matthias Gunzer, PhD 
  • Quantitative Large-Scale 3D Imaging and Analysis of the Kidney
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Tarek M. El-Achkar, MD, FASN