The Fly Cell Atlas will bring together Drosophila researchers interested in single-cell genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics, to build comprehensive cell atlases during different developmental stages and disease models.
In analogy with the Human Cell Atlas project, we want to build a community of world-leading scientists to create an atlas of Drosophila cell types during development and in health and disease. This requires a collaborative, global effort with input from experts in different disciplines.
The FCA is planning a collaborative effort to perform single-cell RNA-seq and single-nucleus RNA-seq on a large number of Drosophila tissues, supported by the CZI Biohub. On 29th of August, we will have an organisational FCA meeting from 8-11am (Pacific time) hosted at the Biohub. In addition to new data that will be generated for ~250,000 cells, we envision a data integration effort to integrate existing and future data into the FCA, to map data sets from various labs onto this "backbone", and to import FCA data into the HCA. To get an overview of existing data and ongoing efforts, and to estimate the required depth of coverage for each tissue, we kindly call for participation in this questionnaire.
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Sep. 2019 EDRC meeting
FCA is organizing a workshop on Single cell approaches in Drosophila research at the EDRC in Lausanne, on Thursday, September 5th.
Aug. 2019 Biohub meeting
CZI Biohub meeting 2019 organised by Liqun Luo to discuss collaboritive data generation. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 29th (8-11am (Pacific time)).
Mar. 2019 FCA meeting
The second Fly Cell Atlas meeting was held at Janelia Farm, March 24-26 2019.
Dec. 2017 FCA meeting
The first Fly Cell Atlas meeting was held at the Gasthuisberg campus of the University of Leuven (Belgium) on December 8th 2017.
If you are interested in joining the Fly Cell Atlas consortium, you can state through this form which organ and developmental stages, which genetic background, sequencing technology, and computational methods are you using (or are you planning to use). After filling in the interest form, you can also join the FCA Slack.