Helping solve disease - one cell at a time



The single cell consortium was formed in response to the ambitions of the Human Cell Atlas, and comprises of leading researchers from Australian Universities and Medical Research Institutes. The members of this consortium formed to coalesce our skills and experience in biology, technology, and computational sciences and bioinformatics.


Ultimately all disease involves cells - whether they go rogue (as in cancer), are damaged (as in infection and inflammation) or are missing/misformed (as in congenital diseases). Our vision is to understand the molecular machinery that explains that changes in cells that cause disease in order to help treat them


We are investing in world-leading technology that can let us peer inside every cell of the human body to understand what makes us tick, and what goes wrong in disease. These technologies include single cell gene expression, genome sequencing, and cell lineage tracing. We are also international leaders in the computational biology needed to tackle big data.


Oz Single Cell 2021

Back by popular demand, and with a hybrid in-person (lockdowns permitting) and online attendance, we are pleased to announce Oz Single Cell across the nation, across 2021. First cab off the rank is Melbourne who will be hosting a 1-day symposium covering all things 'time' related. Invited Speakers include:

- Arjun Raj, presenting REWIND

- Orane Guillaume-Gentil, presenting LIVE-seq

- Jose Polo, presenting iBlastoids

- Shalin Naik, presenting SIS-seq

- Melanie Eckersley-Maslin, presenting Embryonic CRISPRa screens

- Katie Fennel, presenting SPLINTR

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Acknowledgement of Country

The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which of our campuses are situated.


We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who have made a contribution to the life of the University community.

# Image courtesy of Lachlan Whitehead and Leigh Coultas, Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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