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10 Jan 2024

Barcelona Scientist's Creates 'Cellular Atlas of Biodiversity'

Catalonian biologist Arnau Sebé Pedrós, working at Barcelona’s Center for Genomic Regulation, is spearheading the ambitious "[Cellular Atlas of Biodiversity](https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2024-01-05/spain-to-launch-an-atlas-of-all-living-beings-cell-by-cell.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=echobox&utm_source=Twitter&ssm=TW_CM_EN#Echobox=1704477952)" project. Funded by the Moore Foundation with €3.6 million, the project aims to study every species cell by cell. Pedrós's recent work includes [groundbreaking discoveries](https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/19/science/placazoans-neurons-evolution.html) about placozoans, revealing neuron-like cells. This massive undertaking seeks to unlock evolutionary secrets and potentially find solutions to human diseases, leveraging Pedrós’s passion for both cell biology and ornithology.