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.
Learn more here about the 2023 Gordon Research Conference to be held in person in Ventura, CA. Applications are open now!
7 December 2022
The Program Book for the 2022 PCA Symposium is now available. View (PW: PCA2022) or download it and be sure to register!
3 November 2022
An article on Toward a Data Infrastructure for the Plant Cell Atlas was published in Plant Physiology by PCA members and collaborators!
31 October 2022
PCA will be at #ABRCMS2022 November 9-12 in Anaheim, California. The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists is one of the largest communities for underrepresented scientists in STEM. Come by booth #521 to chat with Sterling Field and Evan Saldivar about PCA's work, and commitment to building a diverse scientific community. Check out open positions within the PCA network!
24 October 2022
PCA’s Selena Rice and Elena Lazarus will be at the @SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 27-29. If you're onsite, come by booth #1725 to say hello! Learn more there, or on our website, about open plant science positions and fellowship opportunities. #2022NDiSTEM #TrueDiversity
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!
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