UPDATES: I hope everyone is having a great start to 2021. There are some new members since we last sent out an update, so welcome to everyone. As a reminder, this email is our common HCA email address to email the OCBN group. If you need to email the coordinators specifically, please email Ines and I at oral(a)humancellatlas.org<mailto:email@example.com> or use the Slack channel for any messaging as needed. We will be sending out information soon for a time for us all to have a virtual meeting to introduce ourselves, our science, and where this group can go in the future. Stay tuned for more information on that.
CZI RFA: As some of you may know, CZI put a request out for projects focused on establishing a pediatric cell atlas -- see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__chanzuckerberg.com_rfa… due March 30th. After discussing internally with HCA and other networks, there is going to be a very organized response among the well-established networks. With our network being so young and these grants supporting up to 10 PIs, I am encouraging those interested to join other network group submissions to better support the CZI RFA and our network in the long run. To this end, I will be leading a project between the established Lung Network and our new Oral/Craniofacial Networks. If successful as one part of this larger initiative, I will make sure that data flows back to the OCBN for further collaboration/analysis. I know that others are discussing joining other CZI submissions with the same goal as mine.
If you have ideas about this and want to discuss further, please let me know by either continuing active conversation within this email chain or by moving to Slack for further discussion.
Kevin M. Byrd, DDS, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Cell Phone: 260-249-4724