2018 Contest

The 6th Annual Genes and Health Contest

Genes and Health Contest 2017

UM GIDAS

 

 

Winners will be named here:

 

General Contest

All Round Scholar

1st: 
2nd: 
3rd: 

  Computational Biology Research Session

1st: 
2nd: 
3rd: 

  Genomics Session

1st: 
2nd: 
3rd: 

  UTR awards

 

Advanced Contest

 All Round Scholar

1st: 
2nd: 
3rd: 

  Computational Biology Research Session
1st: 
2nd: 
3rd: 

  Genomics Session
1st: 
2nd: 
3rd: 

  UTR awards

 

GIDAS Club Awards

 

Best GIDAS School of the Year

 

New GIDAS School of the Year

 

 

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

 

DATE: Saturday, February 24, 2018

 

TIME: 2 – 5 pm

 

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

 

Registration 

 

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 Brain Cancer

 

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.

 

ONLINE PARTICIPANTS: need to sign up one week before 

 

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