The first iReceptor paper has been published in Immunological Reviews. Entitled "iReceptor: A platform for querying and analyzing antibody/B‐cell and T‐cell receptor repertoire data across federated repositories" the paper discusses the need for such a system, the overall approach and architecture, as well as a number of use cases for the platform.
Jamie Scott and Felix Breden recently attended the Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies (FOCIS) meeting and represented the AIRR Community, The Antibody Society (TABS), and Dr. Breden presented on iReceptor in the TABS Symposium of FOCIS.
The iReceptor Technical Team attended the CANARIE Research Software Engineering Conference and presented on the team's experience in developing software as part of the International Adaptive Immune Response Rerpertoire (AIRR) Community. Pictured is Brian Corrie giving the presentation, the presentation is available on line.
The iReceptor team participated in SFU's BCTech Research Showcase at this year's BCTech annual event. Pictured is Brian Corrie presenting iReceptor to SFU President Andrew Petter and SFU Vice President Research Joy Johnson.
The Minimal Standards Working Group, and indeed, the entire AIRR Community, has published a set of recommendations for the Minimal Information required for sharing of Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (MiAIRR) Data in Nature Immunology - with iReceptor team members Marthandan, Corrie, Scott, and Breden contributors to the paper - https://www.nature.com/articles/ni.3873
The AIRR Community has published a perspective article explaining the importance of "Reproducibility and Reuse of Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire Data" and the goals of the AIRR Community in the Frontiers of Immunology with iReceptor's Felix Breden and Jamie Scott as principal authors - https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01418
NIH Fishers Lane Conference Center, Rockville, MD
December 3-6, 2017
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.