The goals of this seminar series are: 

  • to increase biological network visibility and spark new opportunities for collaboration and engagement; 
  • to promote coordination with other networks, such as the CZI Seed Networks; and 
  • to lay the groundwork for drafting Atlas roadmaps in each biological area in preparation for work sessions at the virtual June 2021 HCA General Meeting.
  • This seminar will take place the second Thursday of each month, 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. EST

The seminar format will be as follows:

  • Two 20-minute talks, each highlighting a different biological network. 
  • 50-minute breakout sessions featuring the two networks highlighted in talks. 

The HCA Biological Network Seminar Series is made possible through the generous support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Oral/Craniofacial and Skin Networks - 08 July 2021

10:30-12:00 EDT | 15:30-17:00 BST

Oral & Craniofacial Network - TBC

Skin Network - TBC


Breast and Liver Networks - 14 January 2021

10:30-12:00 EST | 15:30-17:00 GMT

Breast Network - Alecia-Jane Twigger
Unravelling the heterogeneity and function of human milk secretory cells using single-cell RNA-sequencing   

Liver Network - Sonya MacParland
Mapping the human liver in health and disease with single-cell resolution  


Adipose and Lung Networks - 11 February 2021

10:30-12:00 EST | 15:30-17:00 GMT

Adipose Network - Christian Wolfrum
A single cell approach to adipose plasticity and thermogenesis  

Lung Network - Nick Banovich
Chronic lung diseases are associated with gene expression programs favoring SARS-CoV-2 entry and severity


Developmental and Organoids Networks - 11 March 2021

10:30-12:15 EST | 15:30-17:15 GMT

Organoid Network - Hans Clevers
Adult stem cell-based organoids at single cell resolution

Development Network - Paola Arlotta
Development and disease of the human brain at single cell resolution


Gut and Genetic Diversity Networks - 08 April 2021

10:30-12:00 EDT | 15:30-17:00 BST

Genetic diversity Network - Joseph Powell
Population-scale cellular genomics

Genetic diversity Network - Shyam Prabhakar
Genetic Diversity: New Cohort Studies on Immune Cells

Gut Network - Agne Antanaviciute
Spatiotemporal analysis of human intestinal development at single-cell resolution


Heart and Musculoskeletal Networks - 13 May 2021

10:30-12:00 EDT | 15:30-17:00 BST

Heart Network - Jonathan Seidman
Mapping the cellular complexity of the human heart

Musculoskeletal Network - Chris Buckley
The implications of the Human Cell atlas for Experimental Medicine studies in arthritis