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Dr. Walid Khaled Awarded Human Cell Atlas Grant from the MRC

last modified Dec 10, 2018 10:17 AM
The MRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing £6.7 million to support the UK’s contribution to mapping every cell type in the human body, through the global Human Cell Atlas initiative..

MRC - Funding boost for initiative mapping entire human body

From mrc.ukri.org/news/    6 Dec 2018

"It is part of three new major bioscience initiatives, with £55 million of funding, announced yesterday by Life Sciences Minister Lord Henley.

To understand disease, we first need to understand what normal, healthy cells look like, both during our development and when we’ve stopped growing. That’s the aim of the global Human Cell Atlas: an ambitious collaboration planning to identify and locate every type of cell in our bodies using cutting-edge gene expression and imaging technology.

A better understanding of how our bodies work in health and disease will also open new routes for diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease.

This MRC-led Strategic Priorities Fund investment has enabled 13 awards to be made to researchers at universities across the UK for studying single cells, in different organs across the body.

This month, the research groups will begin projects to analyse healthy human tissues from the earliest stages of development through to adulthood and old age, to reveal exciting insights into the changes in biological function as our cells and tissues develop." 1

The full article can be found here:

1 - https://mrc.ukri.org/news/browse/funding-boost-for-initiative-mapping-entire-human-body/

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