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.

CANARIE Awards Funding to iReceptor

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced 20 successful recipients of its Research Software funding call, announced in late 2017. This funding will enable research teams in applied sciences and the humanities to adapt their existing research platforms for re-use by other research teams, including those working in different disciplines. As a result, new research teams from across Canada will be able to re-use previously funded and developed software to accelerate discovery.

AIRR Community Data Representation paper published in Frontiers in Immunology

The AIRR Community has recently published a paper entitled "AIRR Community Standardized Representations for Annotated Immune Repertoires" in Fronteirs in Immunology. The paper presents a specification for Data Representation of AIRR-seq data that facilitates the sharing of such data. iReceptor team members Brian Corrie and Nishanth Mathandan are co-authors on the paper. 


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