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.
The iReceptor team will be attending the "Antibody & T-Cell Receptor Data Integration Planning Meeting" at the SFU IRMACS Centre from September 12 - 15, 2014. This planning meeting is a gathering of international stakeholders in the area of Immunogenetics, with the goal of setting the topics and organizing a large Community Meeting for May 29th - June 1st, 2015.
The official announcement for the latest round of CANARIE Network Enabled Platform funding has been released, including the announcement for the iReceptor project. Official news release can be found here: www.canarie.ca/templates/news/releases/NEPRound2_en.pdf
Welcome to iReceptor! iReceptor is a distributed data management system and scientific gateway for mining “Next Generation” sequence data from immune responses. The goal of the project is to: improve the design of vaccines and therapeutic antibodies by integrating Canadian and international data repositories of antibody and T-cell receptor gene sequences.