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.

Heart and Musculoskeletal Networks - 13 May 2021

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


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