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Spatial Genomics Group

Research in the Spatial Genomics group includes a combination of technology development, data analysis and experimental work and aimed at developing new insights into learning and memory, neurological diseases and cancer biology.


Spatial genomics is a new field that seeks to map the physical position of millions of RNA molecules in cells and tissues and correlate them to normal and pathological conditions. We developed a technology for RNA sequencing inside tissues, which allows studying RNA molecules with unprecedented detail. We use this technology to unravel how molecular content is stored within cells in space in order to understand the function of complex tissues. 

Research Areas



  • Our wet lab at the Engineering Faculty is now open (April 2020)

  • Read this introduction article to learn about our new lab (April 2020)

  • We are excited to welcome Alex and Noa to our lab! (July 2020)

  • Congratulations to Noa and Michal for winning Bar-Ilan BINA scholarship! (September 2020)

  • Congratulations to Alex for winning the Bar-Ilan president scholarship! (October 2020)

  • Congratulations to Michal for winning Intel scholarship! (October 2020)

  • Our paper about Expansion Sequencing is published in Science (January 2021)

  • The field of spatially resolved transcriptomics has been selected as the Method of the Year 2020 (January 2021)

  • We are excited to welcome Tamar and Assa to our lab! (March 2021)

  • Our Expansion Sequencing technology is highlighted in Nature (June 2021)

  • We are excited to welcome Yaara and Tal to our lab! (September 2021)

  • Congratulations to Tamar, Tal, Yaara, Alex and Michal for winning Bar-Ilan BINA scholarship! (September 2021)

  • We are excited to welcome Efrat to our lab! (October 2021)

  • Congratulations to Michal for defending her master's thesis! (April 2022)

  • We are excited to welcome Hila and Modi to our lab! (April and June 2022)

  • Congratulations to Alex for winning the VATAT scholarship for outstanding women doctoral students in hi-tech! (August 2022)

  • Congratulations to Tal, Yaara, Alex, Hila and Michal for winning Bar-Ilan BINA scholarship! (October 2022)

  • Congratulations to Michal for winning TEVA BioInnovators Fellowship! (December 2022)

  • We are honored to be awarded the prestigious ERC starting grant (September 2023)

  • Congratulations to Tal and Michal for winning Bar-Ilan BINA scholarship! (October 2023)

  • Congratulations to Yaara and Tal for winning Bar-Ilan Presidential Doctoral Fellowships of Excellence! (October 2023)

  • Congratulations to Tal for defending her master's thesis! (November 2023)

  • We are excited to welcome Noam and Noa to our lab! (December 2023)

  • Our lab is recruiting excellent students who are interested in the fields of: data analysis and big data, machine learning, image processing, genomics, neuroscience, cancer biology, systems biology, automation, fluidics, super-resolution imaging and more. Candidates with bachelor degrees in engineering, physics, computer science, neuroscience, chemistry and biology are encouraged to apply.

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