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Musa Mhlanga funded as part of the world-wide Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project

6 Nov 2017 - 16:15

Musa Mhlanga

Musa Mhlanga, Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences and Associate Member of the IDM, has been selected as one of only 38 scientists from across the world who have been recommended for funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as part of its Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project. The Human Cell Atlas will study and document the types, numbers, locations, relationships and molecular parts of every human cell. This information will allow us to better understand how healthy cells work and what goes wrong when cells aren't healthy.

Musa’s project is aimed at developing an image analysis tool to help characterise cell type variations in subcellular localizations of proteins and RNA.

 

 

For more information about the HCA project and Musa’s exciting award go to:

https://www.skillsportal.co.za/content/uct-receives-funding-medical-research

https://chanzuckerberg.com/human-cell-atlas