The H2020-HCA Cluster Communication Group published its first newsletter on December 15, 2021 – you can read it here.
The group consists of representatives from the six pilot actions (BRAINTIME, discovAIR, ESPACE, HCA|Organoid, HUGODECA, HUTER) that were funded under the Horizon 2020 call H2020-SC1-2019 to contribute to the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) initiative.
The HCA aims to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells—the fundamental units of life—as a basis for both understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease. Each of the pilot actions has been designed to characterize single cells or their nuclear components, their interactions and/or spatial location in tissues from one human organ.
This first edition of the newsletter includes a series of news articles and interviews, recent publications by the consortia, and information on relevant upcoming events. ESPACE contributed with two articles:
- ESPACE: An interview with Dr Elisabetta Mereu
Dr Elisabetta Mereu is part of ESPACE Work Package 2, Single cell molecular profiling of the healthy human pancreas. She aims to deliver high-quality data that come from pancreas samples, in line with ESPACE goal to profile the gene expression and epigenetic profile of cells in the human pancreas. Learn more about Dr Mereu’s work in ESPACE and what inspired her in her career. Read more »
- ESPACE: Annual Meeting 2021
The ESPACE consortium got together virtually on October 11-12 for the project’s second Annual Meeting. Representatives of all project partners participated in the two-day event to take stock of ESPACE’s progress to date and make plans for the data analysis of the sequencing and imaging results in the remaining nine months of the project. Read more »
The second edition of the newsletter is scheduled for March 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on the projects in the H2020-HCA cluster.