Felix Breden, Ph.D.

Simon Fraser University

About Felix Breden, Ph.D.

Felix Breden, Ph.D., is professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University and founding Chair of the Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) Community, a grass-roots community of immunologists and bioinformaticians organized in 2014 to develop protocols and standards for sharing and comparing AIRR-seq data (antibody/B-cell and T-cell receptor sequences). He is also the Scientific Manager of iReceptor Plus, a European-Canadian Consortium that is working to expand the AIRR Data Commons and the iReceptor Gateway that provides access to AIRR-seq repertoires in the Commons. Dr. Breden will speak about "FAIR Data Curation of Antibody/B-cell and T-cell Receptor Sequences in the AIRR Data Commons Promotes Rapid Response to COVID-19".
Dr. Breden is joined by Dr. Brian Corrie and Dr. Kira Neller. Dr. Neller is a Data Curator & Bioinformatician with the iReceptor team; she is also a member of the AIRR Community Standards Working Group and Communications Sub-committee. Dr. Neller works with researchers to curate COVID-19 AIRR-seq data in the AIRR Data Commons, as well as integration of single-cell data and analysis tools.; her background is in RNA-seq analysis and large-scale genome annotation. Dr. Corrie is the Technical Director for the iReceptor Project (www.ireceptor.org) and an active member of Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) Community (airr-community.org), in particular the Common Repository, Standards, and Software Working Groups. Dr. Corrie has a background in Computer Science, with interests in data analytics, data visualization, bioinformatics, research data management, research software, and scientific collaboration.