2022 Contest

The 10th 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, Februaray 5, 2022

TIME: 2 – 5 pm

LOCATION: Online

Registration 

 

FEE: Free

Donations (any amount) are welcome

– check payable to “miRcore”

and send it to 1100 North Main St. Ste 211, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

or




SUBJECTS:

Genes and Mental Illness; COVID-19 vaccine

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: Random short presentations

 

ADVANCED CONTEST FORMAT (R programming 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: Random short presentations

 

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:

 

 


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.

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

Program

2:00 – 2:05 pm Sign-in time
2:05 – 2:10 pm Opening remarks
2:10 – 2:50 pm Conceptual test
2:50 – 3:05 pm Break
3:05 – 3:45 pm Computational test
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 4:30 pm Presentation ‘Night’
4:30 – 5:00 pm Results

Awards:

All Round Scholar:

Underclassmen

Upperclassmen

Conceptual Session:

Underclassmen

Upperclassmen

Computational Prizes:

Underclassmen

Upperclassmen

Honorable Mention

Intron Award: 

UTR Award:

Presentation Masters!

DNA Room

RNA Room

 GIDAS Club Awards

Best GIDAS School of the Year

New GIDAS Recognition

Previous Year’s winners:

       2021

       2020

       2019

2018

2017