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New HCA Data Portal

The HCA Data Portal has been redesigned and is now live online.

HCA Latin America Workshop, Chile, 23-27 October 2023 

The 2023 HCA Latin America in-person Computational and Experimental Design Workshop was held at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, on 23-27 October.

BICCN publishes detailed cellular maps of human brain

The largest atlas of human brain cells to date reveals more than 3,000 different cell types.

Spotlight on HCA Members - Patricia Severino

In the fourth in a series of Spotlight interviews with HCA members around the world, we hear from Patricia Severino who is based in Brazil.

HCA Middle East Symposium (virtual) 15-16th November, 2023

We’re delighted to announce the first HCA Middle East 2023 Symposium will occur virtually, on 15-16 November 2023, from 12-5pm Gulf Standard Time.

Spotlight on HCA Members - Partha Majumder

In the third in a series of interviews with HCA members around the world, we hear from Partha Majumder who is the host for the 2023 HCA Asia Meeting in Kolkata, India.

HCA ASIA MEETING, 27-28 NOVEMBER 2023, KOLKATA 

The 2023 Human Cell Atlas Asia Meeting will be held on 27-28 November, in Kolkata, India, and will also be livestreamed.

SPOTLIGHT ON HCA MEMBERS - GARY BADER

In the second in a series of interviews with HCA members around the world, we hear from Gary Bader who is the host for the 2023 HCA General Meeting in Toronto in July.

SINGLE-CELL ATLAS OF THE WHOLE HUMAN LUNG

First integrated Human Lung Cell Atlas provides insights into lung diseases.

SPOTLIGHT ON HCA MEMBERS - MUZLIFAH HANIFFA

In the first in a series of interviews with HCA members from around the world, we hear from Muzlifah Haniffa, who is based in the UK.

2023 HCA GENERAL MEETING, 10-12 JULY, TORONTO 

The 2023 Human Cell Atlas General Meeting will be held on 10-12 July, 2023, in Toronto, Canada, at the MaRS Centre, and will also be livestreamed.

HCA AFRICA TRAINING WORKSHOP, GHANA, 7-10 MARCH, 2023 

HCA Africa hosted the four-day in-person Computational and Experimental Design Workshop in Accra, Ghana, 7-10 March, 2023.

New members of the HCA Organising Committee

The HCA Organising Committee (OC), the multinational governing body of the HCA, is delighted to announce six new members of the Committee.

Scholars at Risk

The Human Cell Atlas consortium is now an Affiliate Member of Scholars at Risk.

HCA AFRICA COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOPS (VIRTUAL)

HCA is hosting virtual workshops to introduce Single-Cell RNA-Seq Analysis tools and techniques to researchers based in Africa, thanks to support by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

HCA DEVELOPMENTAL AND PEDIATRIC CELL ATLAS MEETING, 20 - 22 NOVEMBER, 2022 (HYBRID)

The second HCA Developmental and Pediatric Cell Atlas Meeting will take place on 20 – 22 November, in Paris, France and online.

HCA ASIA MEETING, BANGKOK, 3 - 4 NOVEMBER, 2022 (HYBRID)

The hybrid HCA Asia Meeting 2022 will be held on 3 - 4 November, in-person in Bangkok, Thailand, and virtually.

HCA LATIN AMERICA SYMPOSIUM, 2022

The second Human Cell Atlas Latin America Symposium was held virtually on 6-7 October 2022.

HCA GENERAL MEETING, JUNE 27-29, 2022

The HCA 2022 General Meeting was held as a hybrid meeting in Vienna Austria and virtually, on June 27 - 29th 2022.

Multi-tissue cell atlases lead to leap of understanding of immunity and disease

Four multi-tissue Human Cell Atlas studies published by Science today (12 May) bring the HCA goal of mapping every cell type in the human body a milestone step closer, with highly detailed maps of over a million individual cells across ...

Human Cell Atlas Africa 2022 Symposium, 21-22 March 2022

The first HCA Africa Symposium will be held virtually on 21st–22nd March 2022, with talks and discussions 11am-4.30pm GMT each day.

THE CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NEW ANCESTRY NETWORKS FOR THE HUMAN CELL ATLAS

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced $28 million in grants for new Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas, supporting the inclusion of data from tissue samples from ancestrally diverse donors.

Human Cell Atlas Asia Meeting, November 15-16th, 2021

The fifth Human Cell Atlas Asia Meeting will take place virtually on November 15–16th, 2021.

THE CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR 17 NEW PEDIATRIC NETWORKS FOR THE HUMAN CELL ATLAS

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced $33 million in grants to support 17 collaborative groups of researchers and pediatricians to contribute healthy pediatric single-cell reference data to the HCA, to better understand, prevent, and treat childhood diseases.

HCA Developmental and Pediatric Cell Atlas meeting, August 25-27th, 2021.

The first HCA Developmental and Pediatric Cell Atlas meeting will take place virtually on August 25-27th, 2021.

HCA LATIN AMERICA WORKSHOP 2021 (VIRTUAL) 

The HCA Latin America Network is gaining momentum after the second HCA Latin America event, a two-week workshop from 26 April to 7 May, 2021.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to fund new Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas

Funding has been announced by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for new Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas. Their Request for Applications (RFA) is focused on supporting collaborative teams of researchers to contribute data from tissue samples from ancestrally ...

SAVE THE DATE, HCA GENERAL MEETING, JUNE 28 - 30, 2021

The next Human Cell Atlas General Meeting will take place virtually, on June 28 - 30th, 2021. Please hold the dates in your calendar. We intend to schedule main sessions between 9:00am-1:00pm EST each day. We will also record ...

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to fund new Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced funding for new Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas. Their Request for Applications (RFA) will support collaborative teams of researchers to contribute healthy, single-cell reference data from pediatric tissue samples to the ...

BRAIN initiative Cell Census Network RFA from NIH

The NIH have increased the funding and anticipated number of awards available for RFA-MH-21-140, "BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) Scalable Technologies and Tools for Brain Cell Census. This Request for Applications will help towards creating a Human Brain Cell ...

HUMAN CELL ATLAS DEVELOPMENT LUNG VIRTUAL SEMINAR, 17 JUNE 2020

1 week away from the HCA Lung Developmental Seminar! Submit questions ahead of time here.

The Human Cell Atlas supports Black Lives Matter and global Ethnic Equity

We, the Organizing Committee and Equity Working Group of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, express our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We reaffirm our responsibility and commitment to ensuring that our scientific work is equitable, and that it ...

Human Cell Atlas Development Lung Virtual Seminar, 17 June 2020

Description: This seminar is part of a series that is intended to support scientific discussion around how Human Cell Atlas mapping with single-cell genomics, imaging, and computational technologies can be integrated into developmental biology research and drive innovation in pediatric ...

HCA co-founder Aviv Regev to lead Genentech Research and Early Development

Roche today announced that Human Cell Atlas (HCA) founding co-chair Aviv Regev will become the Executive Vice President for Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED) as of 1 August 2020. She will continue to serve as co-chair of the HCA ...

CZI to fund five single-cell projects studying COVID-19 disease progression, helping to support the HCA-COVID-19 effort

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced $750,000 in funding to support five projects studying how COVID-19 progresses in patients at the level of individual cells and tissues. This will help support the HCA-COVID-19 effort.

Human Cell Atlas – LifeTime COVID-19 Joint Registry

HCA and LifeTime are joining efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up a joint registry.

NIH-HCA 2020 Joint Meeting - Recordings

You can now view Day 2 Breakout Session recordings from the NIH-HCA Joint Meeting here.

HCA RESEARCH ON COVID-19

The HCA community, in partnership with disease consortia, is committed to contributing our scientific expertise to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Our work and resources to date are available at https://www.humancellatlas.org/covid-19/

NIH-HCA Joint Meeting - videos now available

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the NIH-HCA Joint Meeting. You can view videos of the plenary sessions of the meeting here.

COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in ...

NIH-HCA JOINT MEETING, 30 MARCH – 31 MARCH 2020

The virtual NIH-HCA Joint Meeting plenary meeting will continue today. Don’t forget to tag your self attending the virtual meeting #NIHHCA2020

Human Cell Atlas Development and Pediatric Cell Atlas Meeting 6-8 July 2020. Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the substantial uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Development and Pediatric Cell Atlas Program Committee has decided to postpone the meeting to a later date.

NIH-HCA JOINT MEETING, 30 MARCH – 31 MARCH 2020

The virtual NIH-HCA Joint Meeting is taking place today. Tag yourself participating in the virtual meeting #NIHHCA2020.

NIH-HCA JOINT MEETING, 30 MARCH – 31 MARCH 2020

The NIH-HCA Joint Meeting is starting tomorrow, 30 March 2020. If you have registered for the meeting, check your inboxes for teleconference information or email meetings@humancellatlas.org.

NIH-HCA JOINT MEETING, 30 MARCH – 31 MARCH 2020

One week until the virtual NIH-HCA Joint Meeting 30-31 March.

NIH-HCA JOINT MEETING, 30 MARCH – 31 MARCH 2020 (Virtual)

Due to the evolving situation and associated travel restrictions related to the global spread of COVID-19, we have decided to convert the NIH-HCA 2020 Joint Meeting from a face-to-face meeting to a virtual 2-day meeting to take place on March ...

NIH-HCA JOINT MEETING, 30 MARCH – 01 APRIL 2020, BETHESDA, USA

Register now for remote attendance of the NIH-HCA Joint Meeting, March 30 - April 1

HCA EIGHTH GENERAL MEETING, 10-11 OCTOBER 2019, SPAIN - Recordings now available

The recordings from the Barcelona HCA General Meeting, 10-11 October 2019 are available here.

HUMAN CELL ATLAS ASIA MEETING 2019 ~ Recordings now available

The Asia meeting recordings from 10-11 November 2019, Singapore are available here.

Register your interest to attend the Human Cell Atlas Development and Pediatric Atlas Meeting and Single-Cell Genomics Public Symposium, July 6-8, 2020, Toronto

The Human Cell Atlas Development and Pediatric Cell Atlas Meeting and Single-Cell Genomics Public Symposium will take placeJuly 6 - 8, 2020, at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada, hosted by Medicine by Design at the University of Toronto

NIH-HCA JOINT MEETING, 30 MARCH – 01 APRIL 2020, BETHESDA, USA

We are currently oversubscribed for in-person attendance, and therefore, cannot register additional people at this time. However, we encourage our community members to join us for the live broadcast, which will be posted to the meeting website in the coming ...

HCA Equity Meeting recordings - now available

The Equity meeting recordings from 31 October in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia are available here.

HELMSLEY TRUST ANNOUNCES $13M FUNDING TOWARDS CREATING A GUT CELL ATLAS

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced $13 million in new grants to create a Gut Cell Atlas, cataloguing the many cell types in the small and large intestines.

HCA EIGHTH GENERAL MEETING, 10-11 OCTOBER 2019, SPAIN

Revised schedule now available here

HUMAN CELL ATLAS ASIA MEETING 2019 ~ 10-11 NOVEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

Human Cell Atlas Asia (HCA Asia) was formed in 2017 to create a coordinated platform for researchers based in Asia to collaborate, share data and plan future initiatives for the HCA. Our goals and framework are broadly aligned with those ...

HCA EIGHTH GENERAL MEETING, 10-11 OCTOBER 2019, SPAIN - further information

The meeting’s theme is “Building the Human Cell Atlas Roadmap.” We will explore how to build out draft roadmaps for the various organ atlases in plenary and breakout sessions. We will also include interactive demos of HCA datasets in ...

HCA EIGHTH GENERAL MEETING, 10-11 OCTOBER 2019, SPAIN - SCHEDULE

The schedule for the above event is available here

HCA Equity Meeting, 31 October 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Human Cell Atlas Equity Meeting will be held on October 31, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting’s goal is to help introduce the HCA, and the transformative opportunities it may afford, to the global health community, as ...

HCA EIGHTH GENERAL MEETING, 10-11 OCTOBER 2019, SPAIN (DRAFT SCHEDULE)

The draft schedule for the HCA General Meeting is available here

HCA EIGHTH GENERAL MEETING, 10-11 OCTOBER 2019, SPAIN (OPEN REGISTRATION)

Open registration for the 10-11 October 2019, Human Cell Atlas Meeting in Barcelona Spain will go live on Wednesday 28 August, at 05:00. EST

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.

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, ...

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.

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

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.

HCA GENERAL MEETING - 23-24 MAY 2019

Tokyo, Japan - Hosted by RIKEN Remote registration for Japan HCA meeting now live

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

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.

HCA GENERAL MEETING, CAMBRIDGE, MA, NOVEMBER 1-2, 2018

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

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 ...

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, ...

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: GUT CELL ATLAS

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

85 NEW HCA PROJECTS FUNDED BY CHAN-ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE

Genetic profiles of human and mouse cells have now been posted on the Human Cell Atlas online portal.

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.

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.