Human Cell Atlas

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.

Helmsley’s Crohn’s Disease Program is committed to improving the lives of Crohn’s disease patients while pursuing a cure. This initiative aims to map the cells of the small and large intestines and understand how these cells interact in health and Crohn’s disease. Through the GCA, Helmsley aims to advance precision medicine by understanding the link between cell states, tissue function, and emergence of disease. The GCA will serve as a foundation for the development of better treatments for Crohn’s disease, and a model for building other comprehensive organ system atlases.


The RFA for forming Seed Networks is now open.

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