HLA genes are highly polymorphic. With the development of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and its ability to type HLA genes at a high resolution level, more and more new alleles are identified. When encountering new or extended alleles, the sequences can be submitted to the IPD-IMGT/HLA database.

In this webinar, Niels Kouprie, Senior Technician at the Laboratory for Transplant Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, will guide you through the process of submitting a new allele to the IPD-IMGT/HLA database. Mr. Kouprie is already working in the field of HLA typing for more than 30 years and has been involved in the introduction of GenDx Sequencing Based Typing and later Next Generation Sequencing in his lab. Altogether, Mr. Kouprie is responsible for more than 100 new allele submissions to the IPD-IMGT/HLA database.

Attend the webinar and receive 0.15 continuing education credits (CECs).