project in framework 'computational tools for the human cell atlas' funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Fabian Theis and Alexander Wolf receive funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for contributing to computational tools for the human cell atlas with the project 'Identification of trajectories in single-cell RNAseq' . The goal of the human cell atlas is to create a shared, open reference atlas of all cells in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. This global endeavor will generate a large variety of molecular and imaging data across a wide range of modalities and spatial scales. To analyze, interpret, and disseminate these data, 85 projects will focus on creating new computational tools, algorithms, visualizations, and benchmark datasets. In the spirit of open, collaborative development, researchers will work together and share progress with each other to evaluate the strengths of different approaches.