During her doctoral research at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Rasa focused on building a human gut cell atlas using state-of-the-art computational single-cell analysis approaches. In her latest work, first author publication in Nature, Rasa dissect the cellular mechanisms dictating gastrointestinal immune tissue development, highlighting their adaptation as a key event in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s disease. Rasa is interested in applying single-cell sequencing technologies and in silico methods for drug target prioritisation and validation. Currently, she is spearheading the translation of her and Human Cell Atlas research into a startup company on cell-focused drug target discovery.
Professor, Science for Life Laboratory, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Joakim Lundeberg is a pioneer in spatial genomics whose research focuses on developing and exploring spatially resolved gene expression tools and their applications. His lab builds large-scale interdisciplinary molecular atlases, including human development, which integrate spatial transcriptomics data with other technological platforms. Dr. Lundeberg holds a PhD Biotechnology from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. After a postdoctoral period at the Radiumhospital in Oslo, Norway, he returned to KTH as group leader and received a professorship in Molecular Biotechnology. He currently leads a research group at the KTH Department of Gene Technology, School of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, as well as a research group at the Science for Life Laboratory.