Cafe Sci Cambridge: The Human Cell Atlas – Redefining Human Anatomy

We can now look at individual cells in exceptional detail, enabling us to create a Human Cell Atlas. Hear how this allows us to navigate from whole organs to individual cells, redefining our understanding of anatomy.

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The Locker Cafe, 54 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN


Wed 11th Jul, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Advances in technology mean that we can now analyse single cells in unprecedented detail. The Human Cell Atlas is an ambitious collaborative project that aims to to map all cells in the human body. This talk will introduce the project itself, the technology it will use to analyse our cells and the software platform being built to support producing a ‘Google Maps’ for the human body.

Laura Clarke studied bioinformatics at Leeds University before joining the Ensembl project in 2001, creating the genesets for the rat, macaque and platypus genomes. At EMBL-EBI, she established data coordination for the
1000 Genomes Project and other international collaborations such as Blueprint, HipSci and FAANG. She now focuses on the data coordination for the groundbreaking Human Cell Atlas project.

This is a free and non-ticketed event.
Doors open at 18:45 so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Starts at 19:00 and finish around 20:30.