International Spatial Biology Congress

The next frontier


11th-12th Jul 2024


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
World Trade Center

3rd ISBC: International Spatial Biology Congress – The Next Frontier


Details are for the 2023 meeting. The 2024 agenda will be available later this year. To discuss speaking at the meeting email Lauren Dennison

The International Spatial Biology Congress returns to The Netherlands, and brings together over 20 presentations and interactive discussions to dive deeper into the latest spatial technologies and research. It will explore how using spatial multi-omics advances the discovery of novel molecular insights in oncology, immunology, neurology, and infectious disease, as well as the future opportunities of this rapidly developing field.

Presentations featuring ground-breaking research will show how spatial information is generated for the most complex systems, and how these can translate into future research and clinical intervention opportunities. There will be opportunities to discover the latest computational techniques, understand the importance of high-quality spatial data, and explore Spatial Multi-omics applications for the tumour microenvironment. Once again space is made in the program for emerging young researchers to showcase their work.

What they said about the 2022 meeting

“I got a clear overview of where researchers are at this moment in the field of spatial analysis”
“A good mixture of speakers from research and industry”
Covered a variety of applications of spatial biology techniques in different fields and diseases”

How You Will Benefit

  • Debate how Multiplexed tissue imaging and spatial analysis may accelerate drug development.
  • Learn how you can use spatial multi-omics approaches to investigate the ancestral basis of breast cancer.
  • Discover how microscopy-based functional single-cell sequencing (FUNseq) and analysis technologies, have been applied to subtype heterogeneous populations of cells and used tp link tumorigenic phenotypes to causative genotypes.
  • Review new metabolomics technologies and how they are shaping medical diagnosis and our understanding of new biochemical pathways.
  • Understand the Lessons learned from cross-spatial transcriptomics platform comparison for cancer research.
  • Explore topographic biomarkers and the tools to find them.
  • Join our sponsored breakfast workshops led by Ionpath (July 6) and Akoya Bioscience (July 7)
  • Attend the networking drinks reception.
  • Give a poster presentation

2023 Speakers

Our Sponsors

2023 Sponsors

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If you would like to contribute to this meeting in Europe or Asia or have ideas on the topics that should be included in the meeting programs, contact Wen Fang who will be pleased to hear from you.

Get the 2023 Agenda
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
  • Two sponsored breakfast workshops led by Ionpath (July 6) and Akoya Bioscience (July 7)
What is included
  • +20 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 Trade Centre Rotterdam

The Postillion Hotel & World Trade Centre Rotterdam
Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam

Guaranteed Room Rates

We have secured a block of rooms for registered delegates. Guaranteed room rates are from €119 per night + Tax for bookings made with the hotel before 21st June 2023. Details and link to book rooms will be sent to you in your welcome letter after you have registered for the meeting.

2023 Sponsors

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 for the price of 3 offer
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


Don’t forget our 3 for 2 and 5 passes discount offer! Details above

To help us comply with GDPR regulations please register using your official institution email address and not a personal email.

Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below

Academic/Student/NFP (USD)


Entrance Fee for Academic staffs / PhD students / Non-for-Profit Organisation (USD)

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
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  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentation

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 16th June 2023. 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

One 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


At Global Engage we are at the beginning of a project to make our meetings more sustainable. Last year we joined ISLA – a body created to accelerate the event industry’s transition to a sustainable future. Our goal is to measure and record the CO2 emissions of our meetings, with the ultimate goal of reducing them as far as practicable before looking at offsetting them.

Details of the green policies at the World Trade Center Rotterdam can be found here. A practical example of their efforts is the WTC is heated and cooled using a hot and cold storage system in the ground. In addition, all electricity used is certified ‘green power’. Finally, the car park was recently renovated with LED lighting.

In addition to carefully selecting meeting venues, we have made some other changes.

Plastic badge holders have been replaced with card name badges attached to a lanyard. Return your lanyard to the registration desk when you leave so it can be reused.
Printed conference documentation and agenda. All the meeting information is now available on an event app. Make sure you have it downloaded to your devices in time for the meeting. Get Agorify on Google Play and Apple App Store.

You will have some great food choices while you are with us but we have worked with the caterer to increase the proportion of plant-based items. Our aim is that you have some great meals, whilst with us, but with less environmental impact by the time you leave.

What you can do
An international meeting does involve travel but where it is practical, please consider more sustainable alternatives to flying. The app will also have a discussion space to arrange ride shares, so if you’re local or staying at a different hotel make use of it to cut the number of journeys being made.

To offset the carbon caused by attending a meeting please look at these three projects in the Netherlands.
Our analysis suggests that last year attending a two-day conference produced .65 tonnes of C02e per person which can be offset for approx.€12 per person. All Staff attending the meeting will be offset.

Social Responsibility
Where we have consent from our expert speakers the presentations will be actively promoted to developing nations and students as a free resource.

Our commitment is to make sustainable choices wherever we can.

William Baird
Conference Director
Global Engage