BioHacks 2021 is a virtual bioinformatics hackathon aiming to tackle epidemic health issues raised by COVID-19 through two interconnected streams:
Stream 1: Computational Methods against Diseases
Stream 2: Healthcare Tool Development
A variety of events will also be held throughout the two days for when you need a break from hacking, including seminars and workshops from professionals from the industry and academia while networking with like-minded students ready to take on this challenge!
Get together with a team of up to 4 people (teams will be formed for anyone who doesn't have a team) to develop computational biology skills and turn what you’ve learned to something you’re proud of!
We’ve also got cash prizes up for grabs for the top teams, thanks to our generous sponsors. Prize amounts will be announced during the event!
Any participants who have signed up for BioHacks 2021 are eligible to submit a project. Teams may consist of 1-4 members.
Please submit your hackathon project on Devpost by 1 pm EST on March 14th. Though not required, it helps to include something that best presents your work to help our judges judge your hard work!. This may be a Github, screenshots, a video, etc.
$CAD600 in prizes
First place - 300 Dollar Cash Prize
Second place - 200 Dollar Cash Prize
Third Place - 100 Dollar Cash Prize
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Director, Senior Principal Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Professor at the Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto
Chair, Department of Cell & Systems Biology, Professor at the University of Toronto
Creativity and Innovation
How original or interesting is the idea?
Code and Documentation
Quality of the written code
The quality of the prototype presented
How well is the project presented?