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CZI announces new $12.5 million funding opportunity to bring more engineering expertise to imaging

Sep 5, 2018 - September 5, 2018 — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is inviting engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and biologists with expertise in technology development to apply for CZI’s new $12.5 million Imaging Scientists program. These three- to five-year grants will support up to 10 Imaging Scientists at imaging...

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Announcing 85 grants to support the Human Cell Atlas

Apr 19, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced new funding for 85 projects to support the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. The grants total $15 million over one year. Projects are focused on developing open computational tools, algorithms,...

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Early Career Acceleration Awards Named After the Late Ben Barres

Mar 15, 2018 - In February, we announced our call for applications for projects addressing neurodegenerative disorders. We’re focused on promoting collaboration across disciplines to find new, innovative solutions to conditions like ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. We are also supporting scientists early in their career as they pursue...

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CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network

Feb 20, 2018 - Cori Bargmann:  I’m excited to announce the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an initiative to support bold ideas and new collaborations that will help us better understand the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders. Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS are a leading cause of death and...

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CZI Partners with UMass Center for Data Science to Accelerate Science and Medicine

Jan 16, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has announced a new partnership with professor Andrew McCallum, director of the Center for Data Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on a new research project that has the potential to make faster breakthroughs in the fight against disease.   The goal of this project, called Computable Knowledge, is to...

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Tools and Technologies for the Human Cell Atlas

Jan 10, 2018 - Over two days, we brought together the leaders of projects that are working to develop technologies and establish best practices for the Human Cell Atlas project. Cori Bargmann:  Early last year, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invited applications for one-year pilot projects to help develop technologies and establish best practices for...

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