2020 Contest

The 8th Annual Genes and Health Contest

UM GIDAS

COMPETITORS: High school students who love computers and biology or who are interested in engineering and medical field or who enjoys challenging problems. High school GIDAS members.

DATE: Saturday, January 25, 2020

TIME: 2 – 5 pm

LOCATION: 

Michigan: University of Michigan, Undergraduate Science Building (204 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109) room 1230 & 1250

California: University of California at San Diego, Bonner Hall (Eucalyptus Grove Ln, San Diego, CA 92161), room 2130

Online (limited)

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 Opioid Addiction

 

STUDY MATERIALS:

HERE

 

GENERAL CONTEST FORMAT:
Session 1: Multiple choice test (50% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 2: Computational research (50% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)

Session 3: Kahoot game for a group competition (separate winners)

 

Updates as of Jan 22, 2020: we will not hold the Advanced contest. The two sections will consist of 1) 9th and 10th graders and 2) 11th and 12th graders.

 

ADVANCED CONTEST FORMAT (Next-gen sequencing questions included):
Session 1: Multiple choice test (40% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 2: Computational research (60% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)

Session 3: Kahoot game for a group competition (separate winners)

 

 

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.

 

POTENTIAL ONLINE PARTICIPANTS: need to sign up one week before (if approved, separate instruction will be sent out)

 

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
2:15 – 2:45 pm Multiple choice test (Room 1230 and 1250)
2:45 – 3:05 pm

Break, snacks, and contestants without computers move to the computer lab (Room 2230),

others at Room 1230 and 1250

3:05 – 3:35 pm Computational research on genomics and opioid addiction (guided tasks using computers)
3:35 – 3:50 pm Snack break
3:45 – 4:25 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

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

Awards:

All Round Scholar (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 

Computational Biology Research Session (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Genomics Session (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

UTR awards

Intron awards

 GIDAS Club Awards

Best GIDAS School of the Year

New GIDAS School of the Year

Previous Year’s winners:

2018

2017