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 last year to discuss how to best build this community resource.
Our call for papers for a Plant Cell Atlas Focus Issue is closed. Selected papers will appear in Plant Physiology in December 2021.
This initiative is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (Grant #'s 1916797 &2052590), Carnegie Institution for Science's President Fund, and BASF.
20 September 2021
Registration is open for the Kick-off event for our new PCA Writing Accountability Group (WAG)! Learn more over on the WAG event page.
16 September 2021
The Spanish translation of the "First plant cell atlas workshop report" ("Reporte del Primer Grupo de Trabajo del Atlas Celular de Plantas") is up on our Publications page!
7 September 2021
Discover the long term vision for the Plant Cell Atlas in our new article in eLife: Vision, challenges and opportunities for a Plant Cell Atlas!
Learn more about the PCA Art Exhibit in our new paper, Recognizing Pioneering Black Plant Scientists in Our Schools and Society, out today in Trends in Plant Science!
3 September 2021
Registration and Abstract submission are open for the First PCA Symposium!
The PCA Art Exhibit featuring four Black plant scientists is live at Bowie State University, Howard University, and Morgan State University!
12 August 2021
Registration is open for the PCA Spatial Metabolomics Workshop! This virtual workshop will be held on October 19, 2021.
26 July 2021
We hosted a fantastic Career Panel workshop with Drs. Mary Gehring, Aman Husbands, and Rachel Shahan.
9 June 2021
The PCA was awarded an NSF Research Coordination Network grant (Grant #2052590)to build and support a Plant Cell Atlas community!
1 June 2021
CFP for Special Issue on "Cellular Heterogeneity in Plants" in Frontiers in Plant Science is now open! Click here for more information.
Check out the ICAR 2021 mini-symposia that are especially relevant to the PCA. Registration for ICAR 2021 is necessary to attend.
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