BRC theme lead takes part in Human Cell Atlas COVID symposium
Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, lead for the Skin and Oral Disease theme with the NIHR Newcastle BRC, is part of a global, virtual symposium on the Human Cell Atlas and COVID.
Professor Haniffa has been part of the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) initiative since it began in 2017. The aim of the HCA is to build a map of the body’s cells; a key to understanding the biology of health and the ways in which molecular dysfunction leads to disease. Within the project, Professor Haniffa leads on the area of skin.
With the pressures faced by health researchers as a result of COVID, the HCA have formed an alliance with LifeTime, where they have established a registry of researchers who are using single-cell approaches to study the disease.
Early on in the pandemic, researchers discovered important findings related to the etiology of the disease. Since that time, single-cell biology has continued to yield profound insights into the transmission and pathogenesis of Covid-19. The forthcoming symposium will feature these advances and provide an opportunity for researchers to share data and hypotheses and connect with others working on similar problems.
The event will take place on 1st and 9th October, and Newcastle’s Professor Muzz Haniffa will speak on 9th October.
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