Coast to Coast Seminars at the IRMACS Centre

The topic of the Fall 2014 C2C seminar series is "Deep Sequencing Antibody and T-cell Receptor Repertoires for the Study of Infectious and Autoimmune Disease, and Development of Vaccines and Therapeutics".

The goal of this session of the Coast to Coast Seminar Series will be to examine an immediate and pressing "Big Data" problem faced by researchers examining the immune response to infectious and autoimmune diseases, cancer, and those developing vaccines and therapeutic antibodies. The series is partly motivated by a specific middleware prototype that the IRMACS Centre is developing called iReceptor. More importantly, the proposed series will be an important opportunity to help integrate the Canadian and international community that is grappling with this Big Data problem, and who will be participating in a series of "Workshops on Analysis, Storage and Sharing of Next-Generation Sequence Data from B-cell Receptor/Antibody and T-cell Receptor Repertoires," to be held May 29-June 1, 2015 in Vancouver.

The table below lists the upcoming Coast to Coast Seminars at the IRMACS Centre. You can get a list of these seminars with their abstracts by clicking on the title of the talk of interest.

For more information about the Coast to Coast Seminar Series please refer to the Coast to Coast web site.

You can also view the extensive list of past Coast to Coast Seminars the IRMACS Centre has hosted.

For local seminar locations go to "Where to go to see C2C talks?

Date Location Information
Sep 30, 2014
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "What's in your Blood? Molecular deconvolution of the human antibody immunity in health and disease"
Dr George Georgiou
Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin
Oct 14, 2014
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series: The Potential for NGS Databases of Antibody Repertoires for the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Dr Jacob Glanville
Chief Science Officer, Distributed Bio, Seattle
Oct 28, 2014
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "Deep Sequencing T-Cell Receptor Databases for Developing Novel Treatments of Ovarian Cancer"
Dr Rob Holt
Director of Sequencing, BC Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, Vancouver
Nov 25, 2014
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "HIV/SLE Receptor Repertoire Comparisons: How Would Integrated Data Systems Help?"
Dr Jamie Scott
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Molecular Immunity, Simon Fraser University