A meeting focusing on Chinese researchers’ use of AIRR-seq data to study the adaptive immune response, especially in COVID-19 patients, was held recently by the AIRR Community and Tsinghua University.
The AIRR COVID-19 repository offers some 750 million receptor sequences from 17 studies of COVID-19 patients which are stored and are accessible through the iReceptor Gateway.
iReceptor Plus team members Brian Corrie, Laura Gutierrez Funderburk and Felix Breden led the hackathon team, working on a project called the AIRR Adaptive Adapter.
George Washington University and FDA researchers called for big data infrastructure to support the future of personalized medicine.
If two heads are better than one, then numerous groups of researchers working in numerous countries around the world but sharing data aimed at the same target are preferable to independent and isolated scientific work.