The B.C. government, through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF), has awarded Simon Fraser University $525,000 to support the iReceptor Data Integration System in early disease detection and action. Total investment in this phase of the project is $1.3 million, including matching funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation as well as Simon Fraser University. Led by SFU professors, Dr. Felix Breden, Department of Biology, and Dr.
The CANARIE funded iReceptor extension to link the VDJServer (vdjserver.org) public repository as a remote data repository in iReceptor has been completed! VDJServer is a large, public, immune genetics data repositories, developed by Lindsay Cowell and her team at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The iReceptor team has worked closely with the VDJServer team to make this happen - thanks Lindsay and John!
The first phase of the iReceptor project has been completed and the iReceptor Gateway can be accessed at ireceptorgw.irmacs.sfu.ca. For support using iReceptor send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To determine the status of the iReceptor Gateway and its components please visit the iReceptor Platform CANARIE monitoring site.
The iReceptor team is excited to be helping to organize and participate in the Community Meeting on the Analysis, Management and Sharing of Antigen Receptor Repertoire Sequence Data from May 29 - June 1, 2015 at the Wosk Center at Simon Fraser University.
An excellent article summarizing the challenges in studying the human immune system was recently published in Nature Medicine. The article discusses the many challenges of understanding the human immune response and mentions the emergence of community data repositories such as iReceptor and VDJServer.