Rapid cell type search

using marker genes

Search thousands of manually collected and annotated
cell types and author-defined marker gene sets
from published literature in seconds!
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Rapid cell type search

using marker genes

Search thousands of manually collected and annotated
cell types and author-defined marker gene sets
from published literature in seconds!
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Rapid cell type search

using marker genes

Search thousands of manually collected and annotated cell types and author-defined marker gene sets from published literature in seconds!
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Rapid

cell type search

using marker genes

Search thousands of manually collected and annotated cell types and author-defined marker gene sets from published literature in seconds!
10 Jan 2021: Releasing CellKb v2.0.3 with data from 72 more publications. Introducing consensus marker gene sets for all cell types.

What is CellKb
CellKb is a knowledgebase of tens of thousands of cell type marker gene sets manually collected from scientific literature and annotated with cell, tissue and disease ontologies.
Gene sets
24,132
Cell Types
1,977
Publications
475
Species
9
See how we collect the data 

What you can do with CellKb
CellKb helps scientists rapidly search through published literature to find matching cell types associated with known marker genes, saving significant time and effort.
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Search cell types using marker genes
Use one or more lists of marker genes to find matching cell type signatures published in literature.
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Search cell types with keywords
Search cell types by name, tissue, experimental conditions, publication details and disease annotations.
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Search cell types by ontology
Navigate by cell, tissue or disease ontology. See experimental details and get cell type marker genes.
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Search cell types across species
Use a list of marker genes from one species to search matching cell type signatures in another species.
See how CellKb works 

News
CellKb v2.0.3 release
10 January 2021   NEW
A new version of CellKb is up now with cell types from 72 new publications across 9 species.
Introducing Consensus Signatures - Search and browse consensus marker gene sets for all cell types calculated from more than 24,000 cell type signatures.
RELEASE NOTES
CellKb Immune preprint is out now
3 December 2020
The CellKb Immune preprint describing the CellKb functionality and methods is out now on biorxiv.
Read it!
CellKb Immune v1.0 release
30 October 2020
Today we are annoucing the release of CellKb Immune, a subset of CellKb containing immune cell types from mouse. CellKb Immune is free for academic users.
Please try it!
CellKb v2.0.2 release
30 October 2020
We have added a heatmap on the search result page to visualize the matching cell types.
Take a look!
RELEASE NOTES
CellKb v2.0.1 release
12 October 2020
CellKb can now be used to search multiple gene clusters for matching cell types in a single query.
RELEASE NOTES
CellKb v2.0 release
26 August 2020
Announcing the release of CellKb v2.0 with new marker gene sets, disease annotations, ability to browse the database contents and a FREE trial version for academic users.
RELEASE NOTES
CellKb 1.0 release
26 April 2020
We announce the release of CellKb version 1.0, a knowledgebase of cell types manually collected from literature with deep curation and annotations.
RELEASE NOTES