Informatics of Genomic Data

Informatics of Genomic Data

The aim of the 17th IHIWS Informatics Core is to create a shared facility for the storage, exchange and analysis of HLA and KIR data, project related data, and analytic results. The work accomplished by the individual 17th IHIWS components will be housed in and maintained by the Informatics Core, along with community resources developed as part of the 17th IHIWS.

The Informatics Core will house and maintain:

  • Quality Control (QC) standards for immunogenomic NGS data
  • Data and analytic results from all projects
  • Reliable NGS sequence determination algorithms for highly polymorphic genes
  • Extended MHC and LRC reference sequences for HLA… Read More
  • Informatics of Genomic Data Component: Update


    The advent of genome-wide SNP typing and NGS genotyping methods heralds new insights and innovations for the fields of histocompatibility, immunogenetics and immunogenomics. However, the scope of the “big-data” generated using these technologies presents new challenges for their management, exchange, integration and application. The Informatics of Genomic Data component of the 17th Workshop has been established to assess and address these challenges, with the overall goal of identifying data-related “best-practices” and standards for maximizing the utility of these new methods. The leaders of this component are Steven J. Mack, Jill A. Hollenbach, Martin Maiers, and Paul J. Norman.

    The… Read More