Melbourne technology boosts effort to map every cell in human body

Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao and Dr Matt Ritchie are developing software that could help to advance the world-first effort to map every cell in the human body.

Two new software projects designed in Melbourne could accelerate the progress of the world-first Human Cell Atlas – an ambitious effort to map every cell in the human body as a resource for understanding, preventing and treating disease.

“Cells are the building blocks of life, so it’s incredibly exciting to be involved in accelerating the pace, as well as ensuring the accuracy of single-cell discoveries. Our combined computational efforts in this initiative represent the first important steps to deepen our knowledge of cell biology.” Dr Ritchie said.

For more information, read the full article on the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute website.

Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao is an affiliate member of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems.

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