A new grant of over $17 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has established La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) as the leading institute for human immunology data curation, analysis, and dissemination. With this funding, LJI has taken the helm of the Human Immunology Project Consortium Data Coordinating Center, a critical tool in the effort to fuel scientific collaboration in immunoprofiling and highlight findings from the overall Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC).
We are leading the biggest human immunoprofiling effort in the world. The HIPC Data Coordinating Center integrates data from the many HIPC centers at places such as Yale, MIT, and Harvard. These data are accessible through the updated website."
Bjoern Peters, Professor, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Peters joins his co-leader, Professor Steven Kleinstein,Ph.D., at Yale School of Medicine, in leading and expanding the existing HIPC Data Coordinating Center website, called ImmuneSpace. They are building both a hub for HIPC information and a powerful analysis engine for scientists world wide. Scientists visiting the site can explore data from over 11,000 participants in 143 studies to generate new biological insights.
The HIPC program was established by NIAID in 2010. Today, eight HIPC centers are spread across the nation and include the laboratory of LJI Professor Alessandro Sette, Dr.Biol.Sci. HIPC researchers are focused on unraveling how the many immune cells and signaling molecules of the human immune system work together in response to autoimmune diseases, pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 and influenza, vaccinations, and life events such as pregnancy. HIPC projects have shed light on the immunoprofile or "signature" of steady-state versus active immune responses.