2017 Contest

The 5th Annual Genes and Health Contest

Genes and Health Contest 2017

UM GIDAS

 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Here are our winners:

 

General Contest

All Round Scholar

1st: Aishwarya Narayan (Novi High School MI)
2nd: Shreya Kashyap (Northville High School MI)
3rd: Eleanor Lin (Huron High School MI)

 

 

Computational Biology Research Session

1st: Alexandra Dram (Naperville Central High School IL)
2nd: Jessica Zhang (Huron High School MI)
3rd: Nita Pedavalli (Grand Blanc High School MI)

 

 

Genomics Session

1st: Yashasvini Nannapuraju Harrison High School MI
2nd: Ben Meru
3rd: Reem Farjo (Father Gabriel Richard MI)
3rd: Will Panitch (Community High School MI)

 

 

UTR awards
Chinguis Umirbayev (Huron High School MI)
Nandini John (St Clair High School MI)

 

Advanced Contest

 

All Round Scholar

1st: Leo Tunkle (Huron High School MI)
2nd: Bhuvna Murthy (Huron High School MI)
3rd: Sophia Dai Salem (High School MI)

 

 

Computational Biology Research Session
1st: Varshini Odayar (The Seven Hills school OH)
2nd: Shreya Chakravarthy (Pioneer High School MI)
3rd: Anna Kaehr (Skyline High School MI)

 

 

Genomics Session
1st: Amina Khan (Stone Bridge High School VA)
1st: Emily Wang (Greenhills High School MI)
2nd: Austin Choi (Huron High School MI)
3rd: Catherine Garton (Home Schooled MI)

 

 

UTR awards
Veena Thamilselvan (Harrison High School MI)

 

 

GIDAS Club Awards

 

Best GIDAS School of the Year

Huron High School

 

 

New GIDAS School of the Year

Grand Blanc High School

 

Congratulations to all participants! We look forward to having you again next year.

 

 

COMPETITORS: High school GIDAS members. Non-GIDAS high school students are also welcome with advanced registration.

 

DATE: Saturday, February 4, 2017

 

TIME: 2 – 5 pm

 

LOCATION: University of Michigan Undergraduate Science Building, Room Number TBD

 

Registration is closed.

 

BRING: Laptop (if you don’t have a laptop, please tell us that you need a computer when register)

 

FEE: Free
Donations (any amount) are welcome

– check payable to “miRcore”

and send it to 2929 Plymouth Rd. Ste 207, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

or




 

SUBJECTS:

Genes and Depression

 

STUDY MATERIALS:

HERE

 

GENERAL CONTEST FORMAT:
Session 1: Multiple choice test (40% of the total score)
Session 2: Kahoot game for a group competition (20%)
Session 3: Computational research (40%)

 

ADVANCED RESEARCH CONTEST FORMAT:
Session 1: Multiple choice test (25% of the total score)
Session 2: Kahoot game for a group competition (25%)
Session 3: Computational research (50%)  For this session, advanced problems will be given.

 

FOOD: Snacks will be provided!

 

PURPOSE: To familiarize students with functional genomics, help them understand diseases in terms of genes and environmental networks, and participate in computational biology research.

 

AWARD: There will be cash prizes for the contest winners and raffle winners. Award ceremony follows the competition and talent show.

 

PARENTS: are welcome to attend any of the events (see parent sessions for more information).

 

SPONSOR:

wiselogo


 

For those who do not feel prepared for this contest:

Participation will broaden your perspective on the emerging field of medical genomics. You become familiar with key elements of genomics and learn how to access freely available resources which can lead to cures. In short, the contest itself is a learning opportunity.

 

Do you have talent to show? Share your talent with others while we are summing up results.

 

While you participate, enjoy snacks.

 

You may even win a prize! (either contest or raffle)

 

Program

1:30 – 2:00 pm Arrival and Check-in (Room 1230)
2:00 – 2:10 pm Contest introduction
2:10 – 2:40 pm Multiple choice test (Room 1230 and 1250)
2:40 – 3:20 pm

Group trivia game (you can register with your group member names or your group will be randomly assigned)

| Parents can observe or participate as a team

3:20 – 3:40 pm

Break, snacks, and contestants without computers move to the computer lab (Room 2234),

others at Room 1230 and 1250

3:40 – 4:10 pm Computational research on genomics and depression (guided tasks using computers)
4:10 – 4:25 pm Snack break
4:25 – 4:45 pm Talent show featuring schools and individuals  |  Parents enjoy the show
4:45 – 5:00 pm Award ceremony including a raffle