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  • Aug 13th 2019

    HCA Eighth General Meeting, 10-11 October 2019, Spain

    The 8th Human Cell Atlas Meeting will take place on October 10 - 11, 2019 at CosmoCaixa [cosmocaixa.es], in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Aug 7th 2019

    Call for travel scholarships for HCA DCP data contributors to the October 10 & 11, 2019, HCA Meeting in Spain

    We are delighted to announce travel scholarships for HCA Data contributors for the upcoming October 10 & 11, 2019, Human Cell Atlas Meeting to be held in Barcelona, Spain. These scholarships follow the posting of the new HCA Data Release Policy, which encourages data submission prior to publication in a peer-reviewed journal (no accession number available). To support and encourage the community along this path, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will provide a one-time incentive to reimburse travel for members of the community who contribute pre-publication data to the HCA DCP. A subset of scholarship winners will also be selected to give a short talk at the meeting.

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  • Jun 27th 2019

    SAVE THE DATE, Spain Human Cell Atlas Meeting, October 10 & 11, 2019

    The next Human Cell Atlas General Assembly Meeting will take place in Barcelona, Spain from the 10-11 October 2019

    Please hold the dates in your calendar and feel free to reach out to meetings@humancellatlas.org for any questions. 

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  • Jun 21st 2019

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $68 Million to Support the Growth of the Human Cell Atlas

    New grants support networks of scientists from diverse disciplines who study a variety of healthy human organs

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $68 million in funding to support the Human Cell Atlas and its selection of 38 collaborative science teams to launch CZI’s Seed Networks for a Human Cell Atlas projects. These collaborative groups bring together scientists, computational biologists, software engineers, and physicians to support the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas.

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  • May 16th 2019

    HCA Seventh General Meeting, 23-24 May 2019, Tokyo

    Hosted by the RIKEN Institute and kindly supported by The Kavli Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

    The meeting will include updates on the State of the HCA, the latest from working groups, biological networks, and major efforts, as well as roundtable discussions focused on the ongoing pilot projects and networks. 

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  • Apr 18th 2019

    HCA General Meeting - 23-24 May 2019

    Tokyo, Japan - Hosted by RIKEN 

    Remote registration for Japan HCA meeting now live 

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  • Dec 12th 2018

    Next HCA General Meeting 2019 - Save the Date

    The next Human Cell Atlas General Assembly Meeting will take place in Tokyo, Japan from the 23-24 May 2019

    Please hold the dates in your calendar and feel free to reach out to meetings@humancellatlas.org for any questions. 

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  • Dec 11th 2018

    Human Cell Atlas funding boost from the Medical Research Council

    The MRC has announced that it is investing £6.7 million to support the UK’s contribution to the Human Cell Atlas initiative. The funding will enable 13 research projects across the UK studying single cells from healthy human tissues at different stages of development, and underpin other UK resources towards the HCA.

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  • Oct 10th 2018

    HCA General Meeting, Cambridge, MA, November 1-2, 2018

    Hosted by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard with support from The Kavli Foundation. 

    This meeting will focus on the work of the networks to build atlases of key organs including lung, gut, brain, immune, heart, vasculature, kidney and liver. We will hear updates on progress in data collection and analysis, discuss plans for organ-wide mapping, provide updates on the activities of the HCA Working Groups and hear about the Data Coordination Platform.

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  • Oct 9th 2018

    Human Cell Atlas Statement on Travel Restrictions

    The Human Cell Atlas is a global, open, and collaborative scientific community committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity. To date, more than 1,000 researchers from 584 institutes in 55 countries have registered to be part of our effort. A key component of our initiative is a series of regular meetings held on a rotating basis among several countries, to maximize participation, engagement and interaction as we plan and execute the collection of the atlas.

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  • Sep 24th 2018

    MRC - Up to £5m available to support the Human Cell Atlas initiative

    The Medical Research Council has launched a £5.5m funding opportunity for UK-based researchers to contribute to the Human Cell Atlas through single-cell gene expression analysis and imaging. The competition is open to groups with access to healthy human tissue, and there is an opportunity to receive additional embryonic and foetal tissue for comparative analysis.  

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  • Sep 23rd 2018

    Seed Networks (CZI)

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Helmsley Charitable Trust (Helmsley) are pleased to announce continued support for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) by collaborating on two new funding mechanisms that will continue the work of the HCA community both accessed through this single application portal. 

     

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  • Sep 23rd 2018

    New Funding Opportunity: Gut Cell Atlas

    The Helmsley Charitable Trust's Crohn's Disease Program is excited to announce a new funding opportunity.

    Helmsley and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) are partnering on a new, collaborative Request for Applications (RFA) to support the growth of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to map all cells in the human body. Helmsley seeks to create a Gut Cell Atlas (GCA) and CZI looks to build seed networks of scientists from diverse disciplines who study a variety of healthy organs.

    The RFA for forming Seed Networks is now open.

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  • Sep 6th 2018

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientists

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for five-year grants to support Imaging Scientists employed in imaging centers at non-profit universities or university-affiliated research institutes within the United States.

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  • Aug 21st 2018

    The Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) are partnering to support the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas

    COMING SOON: A COLLABORATIVE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

    The Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) are partnering to support the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to map all cells in the human body. Full RFA and application instructions for 3-year projects will be posted in early September and a common application portal will be open September 18 – November 13, 2018.

     

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  • Aug 9th 2018

    Human Cell Atlas gets a boost with first funding from Wellcome

    Wellcome has announced today that it will be funding a team of UK scientists to scale up the international initiative to create a Human Cell Atlas. The £7m in new funding will enable the UK researchers to generate data from millions of human cells, towards the aim of creating a reference map of every single cell type in the human body.  Read more

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  • Aug 8th 2018

    EC H2020 call [SC1-BHC-31-2019: Pilot actions to build the foundations of a human cell atlas]

    Following the recent EC H2020 call [SC1-BHC-31-2019: Pilot actions to build the foundations of a human cell atlas], the International Human Cell Atlas Consortium would like to offer to assist with match-making consortium members.

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  • Apr 19th 2018

    85 new HCA projects funded by Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has announced today the funding of 85 projects to develop collaborative computational tools for a human cell atlas. The tools are aimed at allowing better access to the data generated by the Human Cell Atlas and make it easier to gain biologic insights from the data. Read more here

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  • Apr 19th 2018

    Data Coordination Platform makes available first data sets

    Genetic profiles of human and mouse cells have now been posted on the Human Cell Atlas online portal. Before publishing their results, researchers have made their raw data openly accessible on the preview version of the HCA Data Coordination Platform.  Read two parallel stories about half a million human immune cells and cells from a mouse tumour model and human spleen.

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  • Mar 8th 2018

    HUMAN CELL ATLAS TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: FIRST 250 THOUSAND DEVELOPMENTAL CELLS SEQUENCED

    Researchers from the global Human Cell Atlas Consortium are taking the first steps towards using powerful single-cell genome analysis tools to understand early human development and how this can affect health or lead to disease. Preliminary projects for the Human Developmental Cell Atlas (HDCA) have sequenced a quarter of a million separate cells so far and the first tranche of data analysis is underway. 

    The HDCA programme will create genomic reference maps of all the cells that are important for human development, which will revolutionise our understanding of health and disease, from miscarriages and children's developmental disorders, through to cancer and ageing.

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  • Oct 18th 2017

    The international Human Cell Atlas publishes strategic blueprint; announces data from first one million cells

    The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Consortium has released a blueprint for the international initiative’s efforts to create a comprehensive reference map of all human cells, a project that will form the basis for a deeper understanding of human health and for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease.

    The blueprint’s release — posted as a white paper to the HCA website — coincides with the publication of Nature commentary by the HCA organizing committee summarizing the consortium’s vision and mission.

    In addition, the consortium today also announced the impending release of gene expression profiles from the first one million immune cells collected under the HCA, toward an initial milestone of collecting at least 30 million cells representing several tissues and organs for the atlas’ first draft. These data, to be posted on an online repository by early November, will be freely available for researchers’ use.  

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  • Oct 18th 2017

    The Human Cell Atlas White Paper

    In October 2016, the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) initiative launched its planning process. The following year was spent by the HCA community laying out the best way to build such an Atlas while ensuring high-quality, open-access data and global equity. This initial planning phase of meetings, discussions, and early pilot projects has now culminated in the release of the Human Cell Atlas white paper. 

    In this document, openly available for download, we provide an overview of the effort; our framework for the first draft of the atlas; descriptions of the technology and data analysis tools available to build the atlas; an introduction to the Data Coordination Platform that will host the data for researchers worldwide; a deeper look at biological systems we plan to explore and map; and details on the organization and governance of the HCA consortium and its relationships to the public (including ethical considerations regarding organ and tissue donors) and to funding support.

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  • Oct 17th 2017

    38 Human Cell Atlas pilot projects funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is funding 38 pilot projects to help build new technologies, best practices, and data analysis techniques for the Human Cell Atlas.

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  • Oct 11th 2017

    HCA GENERAL MEETING - REHOVOT, 18-19 OCTOBER 2017

    The next Human Cell Atlas meeting will happen at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel next week.

    This meeting will discuss the progress that the Human Cell Atlas has made in a year since the Launch Meeting and will make plans to ensure further success in the future.

    The agenda and more information can be found here.

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  • Jul 25th 2017

    Request for Applications: Collaborative Computational Tools for the Human Cell Atlas

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for one year projects to develop computational tools, algorithms, visualizations, and benchmark datasets in support of the Human Cell Atlas. Participants in this project will collaborate with each other and with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative scientists and engineers to accelerate progress, facilitate communication, and maximize open dissemination of the resulting tools.

    To access the full RFA, including details regarding project specifications, project requirements, eligibility, key dates, and contact information, visit https://chanzuckerberg.com/initiatives/rfa/

    To access the full application instructions, visit https://chanzuckerberg.com/initiatives/rfa/instructions/

    Applications are due August 28, 2017 by 5:00 PM PT. Register today at https://chanzuckerberg.fluxx.io

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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 https://chanzuckerberg.com/initiatives/rfa/

    To access the full application instructions, visit https://chanzuckerberg.com/initiatives/rfa/instructions/

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

    NEXT HUMAN CELL ATLAS MEETING

    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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    Contact: hca@humancellatlas.org

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  • Oct 10th 2016

    INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO DESCRIBE HUMAN CELLS UNVEILED

    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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