Townhall Briefings For HCA General Meeting

Four Briefing events: 15 – 18th June, 2021

In advance of the 2021 HCA General Meeting, we have four Townhall Briefing events to welcome new people to the HCA community, reveal recent developments in the HCA and demonstrate the event management platform for the General Meeting.

These four virtual Townhall Briefing events are scheduled at different time zones, for the following regions: Asia and Australia; Africa; Europe and United Kingdom; and the Americas.

Each Townhall Briefing will have an “Ask Me Anything” panel to help clarify goals and logistics for the HCA and the 2021 General Meeting. They will also show how the General Meeting will discuss next steps in creating an integrated Cell Atlas.

Please click the blue link to register for the virtual Townhall Briefing:

Tuesday 15 June, 10:00 – 11:30 BST United Kingdom and Europe Townhall, with:

  • Kerstin Meyer – Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Christoph Bock – CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine

Wednesday 16 June, 15:00 – 16:30 JST Asia and Australia Townhall, with: 

  • Woong-Yang Park – Samsung Genome Institute
  • Shyam Prabhakar – Genome Institute of Singapore
  • Jay Shin – RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences

Thursday 17 June, 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Africa Townhall, with: 

  • Gordon Awandare – University of Ghana, and Director of the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens
  • Jantina de Vries – University of Cape Town

Friday 18 June, 11:00 – 12:30 EDT Americas Townhall, with: 

  • Patricia Severino – Albert Einstein Research and Education Institute, Brazil
  • Vinicius Maracaja – University of Chile
  • Ed Lein – Allen Institute



HCA Staff and Regional Leaders Introduction (5 minutes)

Welcome new HCA collaborators (10 minutes)

HCA Overview (20 minutes)

Demo and Tour of HCA General Meeting platform (15 minutes)

HCA General Meeting Programme overview (5 minutes)

Ask me anything (20 minutes)

HCA Staff and Regional Leaders will stay on for an additional 30 minutes, should participants wish to continue the conversation and ask questions.