Empar, welcome to the team!

During my internship at Single Cell Discoveries I will focus on setting up a pipeline to analyse spatial transcriptomics Visium data, a technique in which the transcriptome of cells is determined and mapped to the location of origin in the tissue. I will also explore different methods to integrate Visium data with scRNA-seq to achieve better resolution.

I studied a BSc in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at University of Valencia. After many experiences in wet labs I decided to take a new challenge and pursue a MSc in Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity at Utrecht University, of which this internship is part of.

In my previous internship at Princes Máxima Centrum I tried different computational methods to integrate single-cell resolution 3D imaging data with scRNA-seq in order to study intercellular communication with a spatial context. I discovered then the beauty in spatial single-cell data and the power of multi-omics and I was determined to follow that road and do my next internship here at SCD working with Visium data.