The HCA Pancreas Initiative

The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is a global initiative with the mission 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.

Three prior HCA early pilot studies of the pancreas have now come together to form the “Expression and Spatial analysis Pancreas Atlas Consortium Europe”, ESPACE. Based on methods and standards for sample procurement single cell profiling, spatial proteomics, and computational pipelines that were developed in these pilot studies, the ESPACE consortium will build a first version of the Human Cell Atlas of the Pancreas.

The ESPACE project will have a duration of two years starting from January 1, 2020.

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Roland Eils (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin – Berlin Institute of Health, Germany)