DaCosta Lab attends WMIC 2020 virtually

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The DaCosta lab attended this year’s World Molecular Imaging Conference from October 6-9, 2020, held virtually.

Each year, the WMIC bridges a range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. This year WMIC focused on bridging the core disciplines of Molecular Imaging and Biology. The outcome was a cutting-edge program that merged early discovery with clinical translation. Albeit virtual, the program included not only presentations from scientists around the world showcasing how their programs pushed the boundaries of science to advance new discoveries in healthcare (with Plenary Sessions, Spotlight Sessions, Workshops and over 400 poster presentation), but also several interactive networking sessions.

Several members of the lab presented at the conference and Dr. Ralph DaCosta was invited to give a talk on “Translating Optical Technologies to Human Trials and Commercial Success”.

Elucidating the Role of Hypoxia and CXCR4 on Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Pathogenicity Using Intravital Imaging (award-winning oral presentation)
Preclinical Investigation of the Effects of Metformin and Radiation on Pancreatic Tumor Growth and Spread (poster presentation)
A Novel Method to Monitor the Pancreatic Tumor Microenvironment Using Intravital Fluorescence Microscopy (poster presentation)