NIEHS - NCATS - UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge
Finding Better Ways to Predict the Toxicity of Chemicals
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NIEHS to Host Toxicogenetics Challenge Seminar on December 2
Challenge winners and researchers will speak at NIEHS on December 2 in Rodbell Auditorium.
Join the live webcast (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/webcasts/index.cfm) starting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2.
Toxicogenetics Challenge Seminar (956KB)
2013 DREAM Conference
Winning team members from each subchallenge spoke at the 2013 DREAM Conference, on November 8th in Toronto, Canada, in conjunction with the RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics , one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the areas of regulatory genomics and systems biology.
NIEHS Deputy Director Richard Woychik, Ph.D. and his colleagues at NIEHS have been instrumental in working with Sage and others to develop and support the Challenges.
Partnership with Nature Biotechnology
Nature Biotechnology has agreed to support the submission and peer review of an overview paper describing the NIEHS/NCATS/UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge.
Learn more about the NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxcicogenetics Challenge.
Background on the NIEHS - NCATS - UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge
An innovative crowdsourced computational Challenge, called the NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge launched on June 11, 2013. The objective of this Challenge is to obtain a greater understanding about how a person’s individual genetics can influence cytotoxic response to exposure to widely used chemicals. It is being led and organized by scientists from Sage Bionetworks, DREAM, the University of North Carolina, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
The Challenge closed on September 15, 2013, and the (top-scoring team(s) ) identified; representatives of these teams have been invited to present their prediction models at the November, 2013 DREAM Conference ( RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics ) taking place in Toronto, Canada.
Read more in the June 11, 2013 press release .