The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Redwood City-based nonprofit founded by Priscilla Chan, MD, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, announced on June 21 That the Launching of a $68 million grant for the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas. These collaborative classes bring together researchers, computational biologists, software engineers, and doctors to encourage the continued evolution of the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort to map all of the cells in the human body.
CZI announced that it would be funding those 38 three-year projects a while ago, together with 85 single-family jobs along the very same lines. It’s rare for a scientist or laboratory gets a blank check for anything they feel like performing.
“The global Human Cell Atlas effort is a beacon for what can be accomplished when experts across scientific fields and time zones work together towards a common goal,” Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., CZI’s thoughts of science, said in a statement. “With CZI’s Seed Networks grants, we’re excited to support further and build interdisciplinary collaborations that will accelerate progress towards a first draft of the Human Cell Atlas.”
CZI’s early support of pilot projects for the HCA, helped the community develop shared targets, criteria, assays, protocols, and technical tools while exploring a landscape of potential HCA projects. The Seed Networks ask for applications is CZI’s third in support of the HCA within a previous couple of years. Formerly, CZI declared support for 85 projects to make collaborative computational tools in support of constructing the HCA, as well as 38 pilot projects to help initiate best practices and technologies.