The first AIRR-C Seminar Series session of 2024 is around the corner! On January 25th (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CET), following the usual format of the series, an established and an early career scientist will discuss their AIRR-seq related research. Enkelejda Miho, of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, will present “Integration of Clinical, Laboratory, and Multi-omics Data to Leverage Machine Learning for Diagnostics”. Next, Stefan Schattgen, of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will present “Spatiotemporal development of the human T follicular helper cell response to Influenza vaccination”.
The time has come to submit abstracts for the upcoming AIRR-C meeting!
Software Demonstrations and Tutorials
We will have hands-on, one hour “deep dive” tutorials as well as short 10 minute “lightning” demonstrations of innovative software and tools. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your software and tools with the community. Submit your demo or tutorial abstract proposal today! The deadline for software demo and tutorial abstracts is January 18th, 2024.
Posters and Short Contributed Talks
Our fun and informative poster sessions are back! Submit an abstract to be considered for one of the poster sessions. 6 exceptional posters will be invited to give short contributed talks during the plenary sessions. The deadline for posters and short talk abstracts is February 15th, 2024.
Registration and travel award applications will launch in February 2024.
The last AIRR-C webinar “Quality Control Pipelines for T cell and B cell AIRR-seq”, by Dr. Encarnita Mariotti-Ferrandiz (Sorbonne Universite) and Dr. Nina Luning Prak (University of Pennsylvania) is now available online.
Visit the AIRR Community Webinar Series website to learn more about this series and access the recordings of past sessions.
Explore with us the state-of-the-art in TCR-Epitope prediction. T-cells are at the heart of the immune system’s ability to distinguish between self and non-self, playing a critical role in both health and disease. Given the sheer scale of potential TCR-epitope interactions (stemming from both the enormous epitope and TCR repertoire diversity) experimental validation of each TCR interaction is not feasible. This has spurred the development of TCR-epitope prediction models that aim to narrow down the search for immunogenic epitopes, thereby streamlining research and reducing costs. Our webinar “Exploring TCR-Epitope Prediction Tools: Insights and Pitfalls” will delve into these predictive strategies, highlighting their importance in advancing immunological research and applications.
- Dr. Kerry Mullan (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Vincent Van Deuren (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Romi Vandoren (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
All three researchers are working under the supervision of Prof. Pieter Meysman, Prof. Kris Laukens, and Prof. Benson Ogunjimi at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
The November AIRR-C seminar is fast approaching! On November 30th at 7:00 PST/10:00 EST/16:00 CET, Aaron Michels of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will be presenting “Temporal Development of T cell receptor Repertoires during Childhood in Health and Type 1 Diabetes” and Julien Limenitakis of the University of Bern will be presenting “Diet and Microbiota effects on the B cell repertoire”.
Register now! The seminar will last approximately 90 minutes.
Visit the AIRR Community Seminar Series website to learn more about this series and access the recordings of past sessions.