Human Cell Atlas

  • 2 December 2021

    Dr Roser Vento-Tormo tells us about her work to map the cells lining the uterus in space and time, how it epitomises her love of collaboration in science

  • 3 November 202113 min read

    The connections between the external and internal environments are explored in a new experimental short film ‘Call of the Silent Cell’. The film created was by artists working with scientists in the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) – a global project to map the 37 trillion cells in our bodies, and forms part of a new, online exhibition.

  • Professor Muzlifah Haniffa with her team at Newcastle University
    30 April 20215.2 min read

    Professor Muzlifah Haniffa shares her thoughts achieving large-scale science.

  • Dr Sarah Teichmann
    2 July 20209.6 min read

    We spoke to the Head of Cellular Genetics at the Sanger Institute about her life, career and the Human Cell Atlas.

  • 8 April 20209.2 min read

    The Human Cell Atlas is being used to guide future research into human development, biology, health, and disease.

  • 11 February 20206.5 min read

    Dr Kerstin Meyer, Principal Staff Scientist at the Sanger Institute, explains what it’s like to work on a such a huge, collaborative endeavour

  • Scmap map of individual cells
    14 May 20184.5 min read

    Single cell RNA sequencing data can be used to identify cell types. Martin Hemberg and Vladimir Kiselev explain how their new scmap method can help the Human Cell Atlas initiative by analysing this data.

  • 6 April 20183.9 min read

    06.04.18 Valentine Svensson explains how the new computational method SpacialDE interprets single-cell data to identify which genes are switched on in different locations, allowing researchers to zoom into the structures of tissues.