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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Spatial Analysis of the Kidneys

November 05, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: W315, Orange County Convention Center, West Building

Session Description

Investigating the tissue microenvironment is key to understanding the spatial cellular and molecular heterogeneity and pathogenesis of kidney diseases. The wealth of -omics data currently generated, such as single cell and nucleus transcriptomics, does not capture the proximity and relative spatial distribution of objects, cells, or features across single tissues or serial sections. This session presents basic information and recent developments about technologies for spatially mapping mRNA transcripts, proteins, metabolites, and immune cells.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline the basics and advantages of spatial analysis technology in human and animal model kidney research
  • Explain how recent developments in spatial analysis for transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and immune cells can improve interpretation of -omics data
  • Describe how spatial analysis can contribute to cellular and molecular diagnostics of kidney diseases

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Pathology


  • Daria Barwinska, PhD
  • Zoltan G. Laszik, MD, PhD


  • Spatial Transcriptomics of the Kidneys
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Laura Perin, PhD
  • Spatial Metabolomics in Human Kidneys
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Kumar Sharma, MD, FASN
  • Spatial Analysis of Immune Cells in the Kidneys
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Marcus Clark, MD
  • Imaging Mass Cytometry of the Human Kidneys
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Lloyd G. Cantley, MD, FASN