EU and Canada Award €8.4 Million to iReceptor Plus Project to Facilitate Sharing of Genomic and Health Data

The new collaborative EU/Canadian funded project, co-led by Simon Fraser University and Bar-Ilan University, aims to promote human immunological data storage, integration and controlled sharing to enable personalized medicine. 


iReceptor Plus team in the desert of Eilat, Israel.

Learn more about iReceptor+ with an introductory video and article

The European Commission and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research have announced more than $12 million in funding to expand SFU’s iReceptor initiative. iReceptor is a newly developed platform for managing massive repositories of worldwide distributed data that researchers can securely access in their quest to develop new therapies for autoimmune and infectious disease

iReceptor co-PIs at Nobel Ceremony

iReceptor congratulates Prof. George P. Smith, who received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this week for his invention of phage display, and pioneering work on phage-library technology. As a postdoc with Prof. Smith, iReceptor Co-PI Dr. Jamie K. Scott helped produce the proof of concept for phage-displayed peptide libraries (details). Both Dr. Scott and iReceptor Co-PI Dr. Felix Breden attended the Nobel award ceremony last week as colleagues of Prof. Smith.

New study added to the iReceptor Gateway - annotated sequences now over 700 million

A new data T-cell cancer study has been added to the iReceptor Public Archive (IPA) repository, bringing the total number of annotated sequences that can be searched to over 700 million. The study, performed by Wang et. al., entitled "The Different T-cell Receptor Repertoires in Breast Cancer Tumors, Draining Lymph Nodes, and Adjacent Tissues" is the largest single study in the iReceptor Public Archive at over 310 million annotated sequences.

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