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Dec 09, 2021

Seminar (2021-12-09)

School of Biomedical Sciences is pleased to invite you to join the following seminar:

Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 993 7567 5716

Password: 043033

Speaker: Professor Guangdun Peng, Principal Investigator, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Title: “Integrative spatial transcriptome analysis for molecular architecture of embryo development”



Guangdun Peng is a Principal Investigator in Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Peng’s laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanism of lineage specification in mammalian early embryo and developing cutting-edge technologies of spatial-omics, and is keen on stem-cell-based treatment for human diseases. Professor Peng has systematically surveyed the spatial organization of tissue cell types in single-cell level and characterized the temporal and spatial regulation for cell fate commitment and specification in development and tissue injury.


Spatial omics aim to survey the natural state of cells in native tissues, to identify the location-defined cell fates and to understand how the cells are communicating within their community. The spatial transcriptomic analysis with the integration of single-cell RNA-seq, imaging reconstruction will allow for studying tissue heterogeneity at different scales and for discovering new layers of molecular connectivity between the genome and its functional output, and leading to many insightful discoveries. I will present a combination of experimental and computational pipelines in uncovering spatial variances and molecular regulation for spatiotemporal lineage segregation and tissue organization in early embryo development.



Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Miss River Wong at 3917 9216.