Spatial Symposium

March 21st., 2023 | 10:00 AM – 17:00 PM

Josep Carreras Institute, Badalona (Barcelona), Spain

The 10x Genomics Spatial Symposium is a one-day event intended for those new to spatial technology as well as seasoned 10x Genomics technology users. This highly informative series of scientific sessions will feature keynote presentations by leading researchers, expert panels, and networking opportunities with peers.

The relationship between cells and their relative locations within tissue is critical to understanding normal development and disease pathology. Spatial transcriptomics is a groundbreaking molecular profiling method that allows scientists to measure all the gene activity in a tissue sample and map where the activity is occurring. Already this technology is leading to new discoveries that are proving instrumental in helping scientists gain a better understanding of biological processes and disease.

During this event, you will see Innovation in spatial transcriptomics methodologies is enabling scientists to get a holistic understanding of cells in their morphological context. In this presentation, you will hear first-hand from 10x Genomics scientists about groundbreaking improvements to the technology and exciting applications showcased by users.

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Featured Speakers

Agnieszka Ciesielska Photo

Agnieszka Ciesielska, PhD.

Science and Technology Advisor at 10x Genomics

Dr.Manel Esteller

Dr. Manel Esteller

Director of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)

Dr. Eduard Porta

Dr. Eduard Porta

Group Leader at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)

Laura Sudupe photo

Laura Sudupe, PhD

Computational Biology at KAUST

(King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology Dubai)

Lorenzo Giordani, PhD

Principal Investigator at

Centre de Recherche en Myologie, Paris

Preliminary Programme

9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Introduction & Welcome

10:20 AM

“Enter the resolution revolution with Xenium”

Agnieszka Ciesielska, Science & Technology Advisor, 10x Genomics

11:00 AM


11:30 AM

Eduard Porta

“Using Spatial Single-Cell Transcriptomics in Cancer and COVID-19 Studies”

Manel Esteller, Director of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute.

12:10 PM

Eduard Porta

 “Unraveling the spatial architecture of Cancer Hallmarks”

Eduard Porta, Group Leader en Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute

12:50 PM

Eduard Porta

“Spatial profiling  in translational research”

Laura Sudupe, PhD student at KAUST University

13:30 PM


14:30 PM

Eduard Porta

"Spatial Transcriptomic Profiling of Adult Skeletal Muscle"

Lorenzo Giordani Ph.D. at Centre de Recherche en Myologie, París

15:10 PM

Eduard Porta

"Data analysis from tissue section to results and publication"

Stephen Williams, Staff Scientist in Computational Biology at 10X Genomics

15:50 PM


16:30 PM

10X Science Battle

17:00 PM


Accommodation Facilities


The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) is located in the city of Badalona, about 6 km. from Barcelona.

For the convenience of attendees, we offer the possibility of reserving a hotel room in Barcelona with a special discount:

hotel sb diagonal zero


Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona is opposite Barcelona’s International Convention Centre and Barcelona's Forum Auditorium. It has a spa, a gym, a seasonal panoramic pool and a solarium on the hotel rooftop.

Double luxe room price for individual use: €124.00
Room price per night.
Price with VAT included
Buffet breakfast included
Tourist tax not included: €3.80 per person/night VAT incl.

In addition, the organization facilitates the transfer to the IJC in Badalona and return to Barcelona, through a shuttle service from the SB Diagonal Zero Hotel.

If you are interested in booking a hotel and/or shuttle, please contact Ana Carreras at