We are thrilled to announce the inaugural AIRR Community Service Award winner, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the AIRR Community. The first recipient of this award was Dr. Christian Busse, a distinguished immunologist and pioneer in the field of AIRR research who was presented with the award at the AIRR Community Meeting VI in La Jolla, California in May 2022.
The AIRR Community Service Award was established to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the AIRR Community, including contributions to the development of standards and tools for the analysis of immune receptor repertoires, advancing the field through research, and sharing knowledge with other members of the community.
Christian Busse, of DKFZ in Germany, has been an active member of the AIRR Community for many years, serving as a member of the Executive Sub-committee and Co-lead of the Standards Working Group. In these roles he contributes to the development of standards and best practices for AIRR analysis, helping to ensure that the Community continues to advance and grow.
We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Christian Busse on this well-deserved award. His contributions to the AIRR Community have been truly outstanding, and we are honored to recognize him as the first recipient of the AIRR Community Service Award!