09 March 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 diverse donors to the HCA.

25 February 2021

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 talks and make them available shortly later for viewing on the event platform.

19 January 2021

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 HCA.

17 January 2021

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 Atlas.

10 June 2020

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.

10 June 2020

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 does not exploit, harm, or ignore people of color and other underrepresented groups, both in the US and worldwide. Further, we pledge to continue to actively engage scientists from marginalized communities around the world, collecting data — with appropriate ethical approvals and informed consent — which accurately represent the full spectrum of human diversity. We realize that systemic racism takes many forms in different parts of the world, and are committed to adapting our approaches to represent and uplift disadvantaged people in their home countries and across the globe.

05 June 2020

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 and adult medical care.

08 May 2020

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.

04 May 2020

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.

 

28 April 2020

NIH-HCA 2020 Joint Meeting - Recordings

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

23 April 2020

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/

06 April 2020

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.

02 April 2020

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 the fight to stop the virus.

Link to Submission Portal

31 March 2020

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

Agenda at: https://hubmapconsortium.org/nihhca2020/agenda/

30 March 2020

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.

30 March 2020

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.

Agenda at: https://hubmapconsortium.org/nihhca2020/agenda/

29 March 2020

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

24 March 2020

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

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

06 March 2020

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 30-31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

25 February 2020

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 

15 February 2020

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.

15 February 2020

HUMAN CELL ATLAS ASIA MEETING 2019 ~ Recordings now available

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

04 February 2020

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 place July 6 – 8, 2020, at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada, hosted by Medicine by Design at the University of Toronto

29 January 2020

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 weeks.

To register for remote participation, click here.

We hope you can join us!

12 December 2019

HCA Equity Meeting recordings - now available

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

27 October 2019

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.

24 October 2019

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

Final schedule now available here

22 October 2019

HCA EQUITY MEETING, 31 OCTOBER 2019, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - FINAL SCHEDULE

Final schedule now available here

03 October 2019

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

Revised schedule now available here

18 September 2019

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 of the global HCA community. We aim to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells in Asia as a basis for both understanding human health, as well as diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease.

14 September 2019

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 action and have a technical focus on spatial genomics.

11 September 2019

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

The schedule for the above event is available here

11 September 2019

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 well as to consider fundamental compositional, organizational, and educational goals for the HCA.

28 August 2019

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

The draft schedule for the HCA General Meeting is available here

28 August 2019

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

Open registration is now FULL.

27 August 2019

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

14 August 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.

07 August 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.

27 June 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.

21 June 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

16 May 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.

18 April 2019

HCA GENERAL MEETING - 23-24 MAY 2019

Tokyo, Japan – Hosted by RIKEN

Remote registration for Japan HCA meeting now live

12 December 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

11 December 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.

10 October 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. 

09 October 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.

24 September 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.

23 September 2018

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: GUT CELL ATLAS

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

23 September 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.

The RFA for forming Seed Networks is now open

06 September 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.

21 August 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.

09 August 2018

HUMAN CELL ATLAS GETS A BOOST WITH FIRST FUNDING FROM WELLCOME

First funding from Wellcome

08 August 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.

19 April 2018

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.

19 April 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.

08 March 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.

18 October 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.

18 October 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.

17 October 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.

11 October 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.

25 July 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.

17 March 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.

15 March 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.

16 December 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.

10 October 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.