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.