International Spatial Biology Congress

The next frontier


21st-22nd Sep 2022


The Netherlands
World Forum, The Hague

ISBC: International Spatial Biology Congress – The Next Frontier

Global Engage is pleased to announce the inaugural ISBC will take place on the 21-22 September in The Hague.

The field of spatial biology is progressing rapidly and has already contributed to novel insights into cancer, neuroscience, infectious disease and many more. Technological advances have transformed our ability to assess cellular heterogeneity and determine the point of occurrence. Researchers can now better visualise the disease microenvironment by generating a comprehensive picture of gene or protein expression. This helps us gain a deeper understanding of molecular biology and the mechanisms driving the diseases.

With over 30 presentations, this congress will discuss the utilisation of spatial technologies and research by pharma and research institutions. This event will bring together scientists to focus on the potential and implication of three-dimensional genome organization in the various organisms, tissues and cell states.

How You Will Benefit

  • Discover how a repertoire of transcription factors (TFs). that contribute to gene regulation during brain development provide a framework for understanding which genetic perturbations during neurodevelopmental can lead to disease
  • Learn how objective scoring methods inspired by recent advances in statistics and machine learning can serve to aid the interpretation of spatial pattern data sets
  • Explore a highly sensitive spatial proteomics technology that enables the unbiased mapping of > 4000 proteins with high spatial resolution and its applications in mapping different human and mouse tissues
  • Hear about research exploiting highly multiplexed imaging with subcellular resolution by imaging mass cytometry is revealing the surprising level of inter and intra-tumor heterogeneity
  • Understand how a new class of autoencoders can be used to depict biologically interesting features from single-cell data.
  • Discover how a new model applied to complex and heterogeneous cancer tissues can assist in predicting the spatial organization of immune cells and may help predict the immune phenotype of patients for clinical decision support


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The agenda in brief
  • Spatial biology, spatial genomics and multi-omics techniques and approaches
  • Adoption of translational drug research and therapeutic applications
  • Spatial technologies, spatial profiling and translational research
  • Spatial biology data analysis – single cell to tissue analysis
  • Spatial bioinformatics and analytics
What is included
  • +35 presentations from industry and academic leaders
  • +7 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Extended senior-level panel discussion
  • Presentations from early-career research
  • Poster competition



World Forum The Hague

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World Forum The Hague
Churchillplein 10
2517 JW Den Haag


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Pricing and Registration

The Conference Fee Includes
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to the exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • e-documentation pack
  • Access to the networking app
  • 3 for the price of 2 offer
  • 5 pass discounted price equivalent to €360/€560 per person Academic/Industry
  • Discount applied automatically when registering places at once. If you do not know all the attendees complete this form
  • Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes
Register Now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 671957 ext. 207 and we will take your details over the phone or email Maria Mirnova

Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below



Solution Provider/Consultant Attendee Fee


Fee for representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentation

Give a poster presentation and save!

If you are thinking about giving a poster presentation, we are offering a €100 discount. Use the discount code poster when you register. (Not available to solution providers and subject to claw back if you do not present a poster at the meeting)

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration)

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by 2nd September 2022. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.

Poster Competition

Two 15-minute speaking slots have been reserved on the Agenda for you to give an oral presentation of your research.

Simply indicate that you would like your poster presentation to be submitted to the judging panel on the poster submission form.

The winning entries will be notified one week after the closing date above.

The competition is not open to representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions or business consultants.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Contact Us

For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook 
Tel  +44 (0) 1865 849841
email [email protected]

Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team offers a concierge service that ensures all your meetings take place on time.


Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Marketing & Branding

Position your service ahead of the meeting or increase brand awareness on the day through sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your service throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities
  • Presentation on the main agenda
  • Chair a session / join a panel during a relevant panel discussion
  • Host a breakout workshop within the conference program

Media Partnerships

  • Biology

Email Nick Noakes at [email protected] to discuss media partnership opportunities


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