EMGS Bioinformatics Challenge 2022: Now Accepting Submissions

EMGS Bioinformatics 2022


Attention computer scientists, bioinformaticians, data scientists, genome scientists, and environmental toxicologists! We are now accepting submissions for the EMGS Bioinformatics Challenge 2022. We are currently seeking abstracts in any one of the following four areas:

(1) Novel computational approaches including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) on high-throughput, high-content, exposure-risk assessment, and/or clinical data classification.

(2) Genetic/genomic toxicological applications of model organism databases, including EcoCyc E. coli database, Saccharomyces genome database, WormBase, wFleaBase, Xenbase, and ZFIN.

(3) Predictive modeling with genomic/mutation/epimutation datasets, and/or toxicology databases, including Tox21/ToxCast, Drug Matrix, TG-Gates, Comparative Toxicogenomics Database, and SeqAPASS.

(4) Geospatial analysis that incorporates high-dimensional toxicity, exposure, and/or human health data

Please create one Twitter post with one figure, an abstract of 280 characters (i.e. 40 - 70 word), and two hashtags - @EMGSUS #EBIC22 - by August 31st, 2022. You will receive a confirmation email upon submission. The abstracts will be evaluated by three criteria:

  • Help the originality of the work stand out (33%)
  • Make the data pipeline or computational procedure more understandable (33%)
  • Aid the interpretation of the results (33%)

Selected participants will receive a $100 monetary award and present their work in the final round competition. It will be held as a virtual symposium in Fall 2022. The finalist teams will compete for the grand prize of $1000. The past winners of the 2020 and 2021 competitions can be found here:


A video recording of the 2021 final round competition can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glzu0lrqxSo&t=102s

Maxwell Leung, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, Co-chair)
Jeffrey Bemis, Ph.D. (Litron Laboratories, Co-chair)
Kathleen Hill, Ph.D. (Western University)
Thomas Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Tess Leuthner, Ph.D.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ (Duke University)
Michael Simeone, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, Special judge - Data visualization)
Thomas Knudsen, Ph.D. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Special judge - Data visualization)
Organizing Committee, 2022 EMGS Bioinformatics Challenge

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