The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative funds the development of the ‘Comparative Workbench for Atlas Data’
The Centre for Comparative Pathology (Professor Mark Arends) has been awarded grant funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for development of the ‘Comparative Workbench for Atlas Data’.
"Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces 85 grants to support the Human Cell Atlas""The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announces new funding for 85 projects to support the Human Cell Atlas project, a global effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. This will generate a large variety of molecular and imaging data across a wide range of modalities and spatial scales. The CZI grants total $15 million over one year. Projects are focused on developing open computational tools, algorithms, visualizations, and benchmark datasets to enable researchers around the globe to work with the large variety of molecular and imaging data being generated by scientists working on the Human Cell Atlas. The grantees will also collaborate with each other, and with CZI’s scientists and software engineers, to maximize the impact of the new tools and technologies."19 April, 2018"
"A Comparative Workbench for Human Cell Atlas Data" The Centre for Comparative Pathology team (Mark Arends & Richard Baldock) at University of Edinburgh will work together with Albert Burger’s team (also funded by CZI) at Heriot Watt University and other CZI awardees to develop new software tools for comparative evaluations of imaging and molecular data between individuals and across species with an early focus on a model of the gastrointestinal tract (straight gut model) to compare normal features and abnormalities.