The Plant Cell Atlas (PCA) will be a community resource that comprehensively describes the state of various plant cell types and integrates high-resolution location information of nucleic acids, proteins, and metabolites within plant cells.
Our published perspective, "Towards Building a Plant Cell Atlas", provides a vision for the PCA Initiative. We also held a Kick-off Workshop in Spring/Summer 2020 and a Symposium in Dec 2021 to discuss how to best build this community resource and to highlight research that will be needed to build a Plant Cell Atlas.
This initiative is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (Grant #'s 1916797 &2052590), Carnegie Institution for Science's President Fund, and BASF.
12 August 2022
Registration and Abstract Submission are open for the 2022 PCA Symposium. The deadline to submit an abstract is October 12, 2022.
05 July 2022
The Plant Cell Atlas is involved in the Plant Biology 2022 conference in multiple ways this year. Come find us at Plant Science Saturday or at Booth #504 in the expo hall to chat, learn about, and find out how to become involved in the Plant Cell Atlas initiative.
08 June 2022
The First Plant Cell Atlas Symposium Report is out now in Plant Direct! Check it out for a summary of the proceedings of the First PCA Symposium that we held in Dec 2021.
The JR Biotek-Plant Cell Atlas Africa PhD Scholars Mentoring Program had its official launch! This program provides personalized mentorship for PhD researchers performing in crop agricultural research at African universities.
19 May 2022
We held a fascinating workshop on Multiplex Microscopy!
4 May 2022
Futurum published a brochure featuring the Plant Cell Atlas. The brochure is geared towards students ages 14-19 and includes plant science resources and an activity sheet!
30 March 2022
The PCA is looking for artists to contribute to expanding the PCA Art and Science exhibit. Contact us if you are interested!
28 March 2022
The PCA welcomes nine new PCA core network participants. Meet them here!
We have awarded two phenomenal early career researchers the inaugural PCA Travel Award to attend the Plant Biology 2022 conference!
18 March 2022
Registration is open for the PCA Multiplex Microscopy Symposium! Join us on May 19, 2022 to learn about this cutting-edge technology.
14 February 2022
Applications for the PCA Travel Award are now being accepted! This award will fully fund the travel and registration fees for one Black, Latine, or Indigenous scientist to attend PB22. Learn more about the award and how to apply on the award webpage. The deadline to submit an application is March 7, 2022.
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