International HLA and Immuogenetics Workshop (IHIW) project: COVID-HLA-GENOME (COHLAGE)

2020-04-01 - 1 minutes read - 158 words

This is a global collaboration to use the infrastructure of the International HLA and Immuogenetics Workshop.

IHIW COVID-19 Disease Susceptibility Study


The International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop is a thriving global community that hs been researching the genes involved in the immune response since 1964.

The 18th IHIW has many components with actvie projects under the headings of “Antigenicity and Immunogenicity”, “Immunogenecity” and “Bioinformatics”. These projects involve collaborators from around the world to work on grand challenges in the field.

Project Proposal

Seiamak Bahram has proposed a new component of the IHIW for coordination of an international consortium to study viral escape of coronavirus from the adaptive immune system. The project name is COVID-HLA-GENOME (COHLAGE).

A project proposal has been prepared with milestones, sample targets and clinical groups.

A new projct page has been created for this project within the workshop website.

Project database

We envision using the workshop database as a platform for data sharing.

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