iReceptor Plus well represented at immunology meeting in Beijing


By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

The International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) met in Beijing, China from October 19 to October 23, 2019. A record number – 6,000, including 4,500 Chinese scientists – attended. This reflects the rapid growth of the immunological community in China, including groups that are producing AIRR-seq data for research and patient care.

The iReceptor Plus Project was well represented by consortium members Prof. Felix Breden of the Simon Fraser University (scientific manager) and Associate Prof. Victor Greiff of the University of Oslo, and several scientists from our industrial partner, 10X Genomics

iReceptor Plus consortium member Associate Prof. Victor Greiff and Dr. Florian Rubelt (left), Principal Scientist at Roche Sequencing Solutions, discuss potential of using AIRR-seq data for new diagnostics and therapeutics.

Victor and Felix continued their dialogue with Dr. Xiao Liu, senior scientist at the Beijing Genomics Institute, and his students and colleagues about possible collaborative projects with the iReceptor Plus Consortium.  

AIRR-seq from macaque baboons – an important biomedical research model – is now available on the iReceptor platform.