An atlas of cells with consensual nomenclature by the WP10 Morphology Faculty
This section provides a collection of a consensus-based cell library of meaningful hematopoietic images provided, identified and named by members of the European Morphology Faculty, including 28 experts from 17 different European countries.
In this cell collection of 228 pictures there are 604 labelled hematopoietic cells and an excel file where each cell is identified by its code on the images, by the type of stain used, the lineage and the consensual name agreed upon by the ELN Diagnosis Morphology Faculty.
From May 2007 on, each Faculty member first submitted a set of images. After several rounds of electronic circulation of digitalized pictures, the Faculty reached full agreement for 348 cells, while the agreement on the remaining 256 cells (highlighted with a red circle on the web site) was pending. The latter was reached after a 2-full-day meeting in October 2008.
This cell library is the first ELN European tool to train and test European morphologists, aiming to provide a harmonized consensus-name to single hematopoietic cells according to morphological features as seen in light microscopy.
The next step of this project will consist in creating a new Faculty with the aim to provide clinical cases as diagnosis pathways, starting from peripheral blood to the final diagnosis and prognosis and according to consensus diagnostic guidelines. The goal is to stratify onco-hematologic patients at diagnosis according to harmonized practices all over Europe.
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Faculty chair: Zini G. (IT)
Faculty members: Bain B. (UK), Bettelheim P. (AT), Bodil LP (DK), Browne P. (IR), Brusselmans C.(BE), Castoldi GL. (IT), Cortes J. (PT), Csomor J (HU), d’Onofrio G. (IT), Faber E. (CZ), Giagounidis A. (DE), Haferlach T. (DE), Kacirkowa P. (CZ), Lewandowski K. (PL), Liso V. (IT), Matutes E. (UK), Maynadié M. (FR), Meletis J (GR), Porwit A. (SE), Ribeiro M.L. (PT), Sretér L. (HU), Terpos E. (GR), Tichelli A. (CH), Vallespì T. (ES), Urbanska-Rys H. (PL), van ’t Veer M. (NL), Woessner S. (ES).