Human Cell Atlas


Here is the latest news about the Human Cell Atlas. We will post updates about science, meetings, funding and publications.

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  • Mar 17th 2017

    Next two Human Cell Atlas meetings announced

    Following on from the successful meeting held in California in February, the Human Cell Atlas community is planning two further meetings.

    The first meeting will focus on computational methods and will be hosted by the Karolinska Institute and held in Stockholm, Sweden on 1–2 June 2017.

    The second meeting will be a general meeting hosted by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel on 18–19 October 2017.

    Information about these meetings will be posted on the Meetings page of this site.

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  • Mar 15th 2017

    Request for Applications: Pilot Projects for a Human Cell Atlas

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for one year pilot projects to develop technologies for the Human Cell Atlas, establish best practices in the field, and begin a common data archive for analysis and investigation.
    To access the full RFA, including details regarding project specifications, project requirements, eligibility, key dates, and contact information, visit

    To access the full application instructions, visit

    Applications are due April 17, 2017 by 5:00 PM PT. Register today at
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  • Dec 16th 2016


    The next Human Cell Atlas meeting will be held at Stanford University on 23-24 February 2017, hosted by The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Science.

    Invitees will gather in order to formulate recommendations to advance the Human Cell Atlas project. In particular, this meeting will focus on addressing the technological challenges and opportunities presented by the Human Cell Atlas in areas including large-scale single-cell RNA sequencing, spatially-resolved methods, single-cell proteomics, epigenomics, and sample handling. The meeting will also address quality controls, benchmarking and method comparison.

    More information about this meeting



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  • Oct 10th 2016


    A group of leading biomedical researchers from around the world is undertaking a pioneering effort to describe the cells in the human body.

    The Human Cell Atlas would create a reference map of all human cells, to revolutionise how scientists and doctors understand, diagnose and treat disease. This exciting initiative brings together an international community of researchers contributing their diverse expertise.

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