News

JULY 25TH 2020


SPATIAL GENE EXPRESSION IN FFPE TISSUE. The much anticipated protocol for performing Spatial Transcriptomics using formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue is now available as a preprint: “Genome-wide Spatial Expression Profiling in FFPE Tissues”. This work was led by PhD student Eva Gracia Villacampa, and together with other members of our group, they were able generate high quality data from clinical FFPE samples after much hard work and tedious protocol optimisations. We hope this new approach will open up for the use of ST on the large clinical biobanks of FFPE tissues!

Read the full bioRxiv preprint here.

JULY 14TH 2020


STUTILITY: A NEW R PACKAGE FOR ST/VISIUM DATA ANALYSIS. The R package we have all been waiting for when it comes to analysis of spatial transcriptomics (ST, Visium) data is finally here! In this package called STUtility, Ludvig Larsson and Joseph Bergenstråhle have built upon Satija lab’s Seurat toolkit to enable visualisation and user-friendly handling of ST data. Starting from count matrices and tissue images, you can now perform quality control, normalisation, dimensionality reduction, factor analysis, and much more, all covered within the STUtility framework. Awesome, right?

Read their fresh publication, Seamless integration of image and molecular analysis for spatial transcriptomics workflows, for more information.

JUNE 23-26TH 2020


THREE NEW PUBLICATIONS. The Swedish summer is here and June continues to deliver; we are happy to see three more articles from our group published between 23-26th of June. First out was a fantastic work on squamous cell carcinoma, a research project born from a collaboration between members of the Lundeberg group and Stanford University, and now published in Cell. It was followed by another collaborative project where deep learning was applied to breast tumour spatial transcriptomics data (Nature biomedical engineering). Lastly, the preprint “Molecular Atlas Of The Adult Mouse Brain” has now made its way to be a peer-reviewed publication in Science advances. We are thankful to all the involved people making these publications possible and look forward to more great research being published in the future!

All publications can be viewed under Resources / Publications.

JUNE 5TH 2020


CONGRATULATIONS DR. BERGLUND! 🎓 Emelie Berglund successfully defended her thesis with the title “Molecular and Spatial Profiling of Prostate Tumors” on June 5th. We are all proud of her great achievement and wish her all the best in her future endeavours!

Her thesis can be read online here and a list of the publications she has authored can be found here.

MAY 4TH 2020


NEW REVIEW OUT. “Spatially Resolved Transcriptomes—Next Generation Tools for Tissue Exploration” is new review article written by our own Michaela, Joseph, and Joakim! In this publication you can read about the different spatially resolved transcriptomics technologies available as of today, how they compare against each other, and what we may expect from the future.

Read the review here.

APR 29TH 2020


SPATIALCPIE FOR ST ANALYSIS. “SpatialCPie” is a new R/Bioconductor package, developed by Joseph and Ludvig Bergenstråhle, which can be used for visualization of clusters at multiple resolutions and proportions for your spatial transcriptomics data. Read more about the tool on GitHub, Bioconductor, or the BMC Genomics publication “SpatialCPie: an R/Bioconductor package for spatial transcriptomics cluster evaluation”.

The full open access article can be read here.

APR 15TH 2020


PUBLICATION ALERT! 🤖 Today you can read about “Automation of Spatial Transcriptomics library preparation to enable rapid and robust insights into spatial organization of tissues” in BMC Genomics. If you are interested in automating you spatial transcriptomics library prep pipeline then Emelie, Sami, and the other co-authors have it all figured out for you!

The full publication can be read here.

FEB 23-26TH 2020


MEET US AT AGBT! Our group will be present at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) 2020 conference on Marco Island, Florida. Check out the posters presented by Alma (#901), Lovisa (#7001), Linnea (#6008), Kim (#610), and Joseph (#110)! #AGBT20

Visit the AGBT website for more information about the conference.

DEC 12TH 2019


NEW PUBLICATION OUT IN CELL! ✨ After much hard work, Michaela Asp’s and Stefania Giacomello’s article “A spatiotemporal organ-wide gene expression and cell atlas of the developing human heart” is now in print! Together with co-authors Ludvig Larsson and others, they have mapped the cellular organisation of the developing human heart. We hope this will be a great resource for many researchers who wish to explore the heart development. ❤️

The full article can be read here.

SPATIAL TRANSCRIPTOMICS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Today is a great day – our group did not only get one article published, but two! Konstantin Carlberg, PhD student, has worked together with Vivianne Malmström and her group at Karolinska Institutet to study the spatial signatures of inflammation in arthritic joints. The article entitled “Exploring inflammatory signatures in arthritic joint biopsies with Spatial Transcriptomics” was published in Scientific Reports.

SEP 27TH 2019


MOLECULAR ATLAS OF THE ADULT MOUSE BRAIN. A pre-print of Jose Fernandez Navarro’s fantastic work together with members from Dinos Meletis‘ group is now available on bioRxiv.

SEP 24-26TH 2019


SINGLE CELL GENOMICS CONFERENCE IN STOCKHOLM. Several people in our research group attended the SCG conference at Djurönäset in Stockholm. Our own Emelie Berglund was one of the speakers!

SEP 9TH 2019


NEW PUBLICATION OUT IN NATURE METHODS. Our article “High-definition spatial transcriptomics for in situ tissue profiling” is out in Nature Methods! Read about the new 2-μm resolution spatial arrays by following the link.

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