Dr Bayraktar is a neuroscientist interested in studying human brain development and disease. His technical interests are focused on high-throughput spatial genomic data generation. Omer started his research group in the Cellular Genetics Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the summer of 2018. Currently, his team is developing high-throughput sequencing and microscopy-based platforms at the Institute to perform spatial genomics at scale. The Bayraktar team is using single-cell and spatial genomic methods to map cell types in the developing human brain and discover cellular phenotypes in neurodevelopmental disorders.