Imaging-based spatial-omics – Course and Conference Office

EMBO Practical Course

Imaging-based spatial-omics


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Course overview

Spatial biology is a rapidly evolving scientific topic with frequent and novel technological advances that have powerful application potential in the context of basic and translational research. The aim of the course is to provide participants a comprehensive conceptual introduction and intensive hands-on practical training on the main techniques of Imaging-based spatial-omics, i.e. multiplex immunofluorescence and spatial transcriptomics. We will provide a general overview of the field through lectures from scientific experts, assist the participants on how to choose and implement the right method for their scientific needs, and finally also share practical tips and experience of developing these techniques thanks to the presence of the original developers of such methods. Through hands-on practicals and computer sessions, the course will teach participants how to carry out open-source imaging-based methods for cost-effective spatial transcriptomics (hybridization in situ sequencing) and multiplex immunofluorescence (immune-SABER and IBEX). The course will cover all experimental stages, including custom reagent preparation, sample preparation and data acquisition as well as image processing and data analysis. The objective is to ensure a geographically and career diverse participant profile, who can transfer the training received to their colleagues locally and become trainers themselves.


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Date: 15 - 20 Jun 2025

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Alvaro Crevenna
    • Emerald Perlas
      • Andrea Radtke
        • Sinem Saka

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