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 2020
We are bringing the Australian single cell community together online this year for Oz Single Cell 2020 with a webinar series!
Comprising informative and engaging snapshots of science, these technical talks will feature leading single-cell researchers, and deep-dive into their technologies and scientific breakthroughs. The live webinars will bring the community together and all episodes will be available afterwards for viewing on demand.
Thursday 8 October 2020, 10am AEDT - Oz Single Cell - scQandA
What is Oz Single Cell? What does the future hold for single cell technology in Australia? Are Aussies slow adopters? Are we capitalising on our strengths? What is Australia’s role in global initiatives like the Human Cell Atlas? The Oz Single Cell Community has sent in their questions and you can rely on the inventors of the ChriSNE, DiSNE, Miss Methyl and MINTIE to have some of the answers.
More episodes to come - stay tuned!
Explore our past episodes and watch them on demand.
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