iReceptor- a distributed data management system and scientific gateway for mining “Next Generation” sequence (NGS) data from the adaptive immune (antibody/B-cell or T-cell) receptor repertoire is a Canadian and EU-funded project comprised of 20 partners from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and USA.
The partners list includes:
Bar Ilan University
Bar-Ilan University, founded in 1955, was one of the first comprehensive research universities to be established in Israel. From 70 students to 17,000, its milestone achievements in the sciences and humanities have made an indelible imprint on the landscape of the nation. The university has 8 faculties: Jewish Studies, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Exact Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These faculties are active partners in national science and technology initiatives.
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University, named after the late 18th century explorer, is located in Canada on British Columbia’s west coast and opened on September 9, 1965 with 2,500 students. Now boasting three vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, Simon Fraser University has 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and 130,000 alumni.
Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary and research-intensive university with world-famous origins. Continuing the humanist tradition of the Sorbonne, it is devoted to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century and spreading the knowledge created in its laboratories by its research teams and transmitted to its students and to society as a whole. Sorbonne University’s three faculties in humanities, medicine and science each with the wide-ranging autonomy necessary to conduct its ambitious programs in both research and education.
University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice. Within the unique university context, the most crucial of all human rights are the rights of freedom of speech, academic freedom, and freedom of research. And we affirm that these rights are meaningless unless they entail the right to raise deeply disturbing questions and provocative challenges to the cherished beliefs of society at large and of the university itself.
German Cancer Research Center
The German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) in Heidelberg is a bio-medical research institution and a foundation under public law. Its 3,000 employees investigate in over 90 divisions and junior groups how cancer develops and which factors influence cancer development. On the basis of these results, they develop new approaches in the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of cancer.
Leitat Technology Centre
Leitat Technology Centre aims at Managing Technologies to create and transfer Social, Environmental, Economic and Industrial sustainable value for companies and entities through research and technology processes. From our state-of-the-art facilities, we are collaborating with more than 45 countries and developing more than 215 projects in the sectors of: Biotechnology, Health, Advanced Materials, Industrial Chemistry, Renewable Energies and New Production Processes.
INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies. INESC TEC hosts over 700 integrated researchers (about 350 PhDs), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers. INESC TEC’s team also includes trainees, and technical and administrative support staff.
University of Haifa
The University of Haifa is a developing and dynamic institution with a world-renowned reputation in many different fields of research, and it is the leading University in Israel in the fields of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Welfare and Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Education and Management. The University was selected by the Council for Higher Education to lead the field of Marine Research as well as the field of Education in a Networked Society.
University of Oslo
University of Oslo has 8 National Centres of Excellence and a strategic focus on interdisciplinary research in the field of energy and life sciences in particular. It is one of the World’s Top 100 universities, according to the Shanghai World Ranking. With five Nobel Prize winners, UiO has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery.
Ascora GmbH is a medium-sized IT-company with locations in Lower-Saxony / Northern Germany. Ascora has broad experience in creating highly scalable and cloud-based systems including messaging, data management and the handling of big data aspects. Because of its large user base, servers of Ascora currently manage more than 200 mio messages each month.
MedGenome has a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility in California that houses sequencing platforms such as Illumina’s NovaSeq, HiSeq X, HiSeq 2500, and the MiSeq, In addition to its wet-lab capabilities, MedGenome has built proprietary solutions to enable pharma and biotech companies accelerate their early drug discovery pipeline as well as aid in biomarker discovery for their companion diagnostics programs.
Infinidat delivers enterprise-proven solutions for data storage, data protection, business continuity, and sovereign cloud storage. All of Infinidat’s solutions are based on the same fundamental technology foundation that provides high availability, high performance, and the lowest possible TCO at multi-petabyte scale.
10X Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics. 10X Genomics’ award-winning Chromium System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale.
Beilinson and Hasharon Hospitals are the two long standing hospitals that help to comprise the Rabin Medical Center. Beilinson and Hasharon Hospitals recently received international accreditation for safety and quality standards from JCI (Joint Commission International) a most prestigious organization for evaluation of health care organizations. Since its establishment Rabin Medical Center served as a model for new standards in medical treatment and has been a leader in the use of new technologies.
Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris
Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris is the university hospital center of the Ile-de-France region. Its 39 hospitals welcome 8 million people every year: This includes consultation, emergencies, and scheduled hospitalizations or hospitalization at home. It provides a public health service for all, 24 hours. The AP-HP is the largest employer in Ile-de-France. More than 100,000 people – doctors, researchers, paramedics, administrative staff and workers work there.
Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital is Norway’s largest hospital with over 20 000 employees and a budget of 17 billion NOK. We are a local hospital for parts of Oslo’s population, regional hospital for the population of South-East Norway, and have a number of domestic functions. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for the majority of medical research and the training of healthcare personnel in Norway.
Time.lex is a leading niche law firm specialised in the legal aspects of information technology (IT), privacy & data protection (GDPR), intellectual property, and media & electronic communications. Time.lex’s private-sector clients are multinationals, large companies, SMEs and start-ups. Their public-sector clients include European, federal, regional, local and foreign governments and governmental bodies. Time.lex assists them with contracts, advice, court litigation, and legislative and policy-making support.
Interteam Project Management specializes in managing large, publicly funded projects. We have proven expertise in accompanying projects through all stages from the initial idea stage, writing the proposal and setting up a consortium for the successful management of large-scale EU-funded projects praised by both evaluators and relevant stakeholders.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, one of the premier academic medical centers in the United States, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has included many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. The full-time faculty of more than 2,500 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments.