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.
The AIRR Community of The Antibody Society held a special event focused on AIRR-sequencing data and COVID-19.
Prof. Felix Breden discussed the challenge of the new coronavirus pandemic and how AIRR sequencing data is offered by the consortium to help find a solution.
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.
Two new Chinese studies have used immune profiling platform developed by iReceptor Plus' partner 10X Genomics, to examine the immune systems of COVID-19 patients at the level of single cells.
The COVID-19 outbreak illustrates the importance of developing new vaccines. Associate Prof. Victor Greiff from University of Oslo and an iReceptor Plus Project, summarizes the knowledge of combining computer science and immunology for vaccine research.