PCA Spatial Metabolomics Workshop October 19, 2021 Registration is still open for the PCA Spatial Metabolomics Workshop. Join us to learn from world leaders in spatial and mass spectrometry imaging-based metabolomics from plant sciences and beyond and how these technologies will be crucial to the development of a comprehensive PCA metabolome.
2021 Plant Cell Atlas Symposium December 9 & 10, 2021 Registration and the Call for Abstracts for the First Plant Cell Atlas Symposium are open! This symposium is designed to not only share the most exciting scientific and technological breakthroughs in plant single cell science, but to also create a forum for people interested in these approaches to network. We will also be discussing community building for the PCA. NOTE: If you submit an abstract you still need to register for the event separately.
PCA Writing Accountability Group September 27 - December 3, 2021 We had our kickoff Q&A meeting for the 2021 Fall Session of the newly established PCA Writing Accountability Group (PCA-WAG). The group will be meeting asynchronously for 10 weeks (Sept 27 - Dec 3) via Slack. If you are interested in joining email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the PCA Slack workspace.
Recipients of the Inaugural PCA Service & Leadership Award
We have made some updates to the PCA Website. Head on over to check out our new Resource pages on Job Posts, Fellowships, and Publications relevant to the PCA community. If you have an opening in your lab, team, or department that you would like featured on our job board you may submit the listings using the button below. New submissions are posted the first week of each month.
Several members of the PCA community have outlined the vision, opportunities, and challenges for developing a comprehensive Plant Cell Atlas over the next 10 years. The authors describe the milestones for the next 10 years, the development of a global PCA community, how the PCA will contribute to the furthering of plant science, and technical challenges that the PCA will need to overcome.
Recognizing the impact of historical Black plant scientists
The PCA has partnered with faculty from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities to bring the accomplishments of four Black plant scientists to undergraduate classrooms. We developed an art exhibit featuring these scientists that the faculty at these HBCUs are incorporating into their curricula to spark an interest in plant science in their students.
In an effort to improve the inclusiveness of the Plant Cell Atlas an amazing group of PCA members have translated our "First plant cell atlas workshop report" into Spanish - "Reporte del Primer Grupo de Trabajo del Atlas Celular de Plantas".
Translated by (Traducido por): Moisés Expósito Alonso, Jerry Gonzalez, Maite Saura Sánchez, Sebastián Toro Arana
STANFORD LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT “The Plant Cell Atlas operates predominantly out of the Carnegie Institution for Science's Plant Biology Department located at Stanford University. Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.”
Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Plant Biology 260 Panama St. Stanford, CA 94305