Navigation Links
DTRA/SCC-WMD Announces $1 Million Algorithm Challenge Winner
Date:9/23/2013

Fort Belvoir, VA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013

The winner of DTRA/SCC-WMD’s most recent initiative, “The DTRA Algorithm Challenge” was recently announced by the agency. Team Huson was selected as the winner according to Col Ronald K. Hann, selection authority for the agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate. He added that nearly 3,000 individual researchers across the globe submitted algorithm solutions. Team Huson members are: Daniel Huson, Benjamin Buchfink and Xie Chao.

The Algorithm Challenge was an open competition with a $1 million prize for the individual or team that developed an algorithm which can most rapidly and accurately characterize a complex clinical sample based solely on raw DNA sequence data. This particular algorithm challenge focuses on using DNA sequence data in identifying pathogens in complex mixtures from clinical samples. By using sequencing as a diagnostic tool for infectious disease, the DoD will eventually have the ability to diagnose a larger number of threats (known and unknown) than ever before.

“Team Huson’s solution to the challenge will lead to an enhancement of DTRA’s capability to diagnose and treat biothreats to the U.S. Armed Forces by giving DoD the ability to process and analyze biological sequence data rapidly in a realistic, moderate-to-low resource setting,” said Dr. Christian Whitchurch, Devices Branch Manager for DTRA’s Diagnostics, Detection and Disease Surveillance Division. “This is most likely to quickly yield a set of disruptive solutions to the threats posed by known, emerging, or engineered pathogens.”

Background on the competition, including selection criteria is available on the agency’s website at http://www.dtra.mil.

DTRA is a combat support agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, founded in 1998, headquartered at Fort
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. DTRA/SCC-WMD Announces $1 Million Algorithm Challenge
2. Thermax Inc. Announces Price Increase on Ion Exchange Resins
3. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Closing Of $74.2 Million Public Offering Of Common Stock And Exercise Of Over-Allotment Option
4. Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Verenium Corporation
5. Applied Integrin Sciences, Inc. Announces Exceptional Results In Ovarian Cancer Study
6. BioConvergence®, Contract Manufacturing Organization for the Life Sciences Industry, Announces New Board of Directors
7. Ambit Announces Participation At The BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference
8. Natural Skin Care Solution, Probiotic Action Announces the Use of Their Probiotic Cleanser As a Anti-Acne Body Wash
9. Creabilis Announces Treatment of First Patients in its Phase 2b Trial of CT327 in Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis Patients
10. Neogen announces 1st quarter results conference call
11. Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Announces the Launch of a Major Research Program Analysing the Global Market for Circulating Tumor Cells and Cancer Stem Cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX), a ... high-value and difficult to manufacture proteins including biosimilar ... financial results for the second quarter ended June ... of our initial public offering, we have the ... candidates, derived from our proprietary protein expression platform," ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Pittcon is pleased to announce that the 2015 ... Scientific, have organized a session on nanotechnology for presentation ... Asia’s largest analytical and scientific instruments show, will be ... , The four speakers in this U.S. symposium, “Thinking ... Single Cells” will present their use of nanotechnology to ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Due to a misstatement posted by the ... Cell Technology Center, LLC ( ASCTC ) was reported as ... that might benefit ALS patients. Because of ASCTC's exclusive ... technologies and therapeutic applications, FRC listed ASCTC as one of ... who wish not to support research that requires the death ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 Best Sanitizers, Inc., ... the food processing industry, is asking industry professionals to ... comparison of the E2 soap they’re currently using to ... Soap . Hand hygiene is critical to fighting ... processing environment. Six key criteria are identified to evaluate ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 2Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 3Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 4Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 5Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 6Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 7Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 8Fifth Annual U.S. Symposium at JASIS Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Hub MacDonald 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Declines ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donors Wishing to Support Ethical Research for New Stem Cell Therapies 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Declines ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donors Wishing to Support Ethical Research for New Stem Cell Therapies 3Best Sanitizers, Inc. Asks Food Industry Professionals: With Fall Harvest On the Way, Is Your E2 Hand Soap Up to the Task? 2
... funded by Cadila Pharmaceuticals and Revenues from Sales ... in Novavax , ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31 ... today it has formed a joint venture with ... and market vaccines, pharmaceuticals and diagnostic products in ...
... more to attend global event for health care leaders in ... , D.C. ... Congress, April 14-16, Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce several ... with top health leaders from the United States and colleagues ...
... Calif., March 31 Based on its recent ... & Sullivan recognizes Carl Zeiss Meditec with the ... Award for its optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology ... pioneer of OCT technology and has launched clinical ...
Cached Biology Technology:Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India 2Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India 3Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India 4Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India 5Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India 6Health Care Innovations and Opportunities Attract Attendees from 40 Countries and Delegations from 12 to 6th Annual World Health Care Congress 2Frost & Sullivan Lauds Carl Zeiss Meditec for Dominating the OCT Market for Ophthalmic Applications 2Frost & Sullivan Lauds Carl Zeiss Meditec for Dominating the OCT Market for Ophthalmic Applications 3Frost & Sullivan Lauds Carl Zeiss Meditec for Dominating the OCT Market for Ophthalmic Applications 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about ... simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that ... are early responders to viral invasion and are ... cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). , Though ... breakdown of the gut epithelium that provides a ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... has been known about what genetic changes transform wild ... one of whom is a University of Montana assistant ... controlling the development of the brain and the nervous ... was published Aug. 28 in Science and ... at http://www.sciencemag.org/ ., The domestication of animals and ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the ... of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led ... Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called ... which the genetic variation within species is restricted ... professor of biology, and 14 other researchers from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The early cost of HIV 2New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits 2New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits 3CCNY team defines new biodiversity metric 2
... that it is launching a new journal, the Journal ... be published bimonthly, and will focus on the advances ... and engineering. The first issue will appear in late ... Engineering will cover the fields of natural gas exploration, ...
... Johns Hopkins and Ohio State University have found that the ... severity of colon cancer in a mouse model. Publishing in ... how trisomy 21, or Down syndrome in humans, can repress ... 50-year-old debate about whether people with Down syndrome develop cancer ...
... you really are is a fairly harmless, socially accepted habit ... matter of life and death for caterpillars of large blue ... one of the ants own larvae. In a publication in ... for Social Evolution (CSE) at the University of Copenhagen show ...
Cached Biology News:Elsevier launches new journal: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 2Gene dose affects tumor growth 2Smell-wars between butterflies and ants 2
anti-JNK2 Immunogen: Recombinant human JNK2 protein Accession Number: NM_002752 Quality Assurance: Routinely evaluated by immunoblot. Molecular Weight: 46 and/or 54 kDa Available ...
... Synthetic peptide derived from the internal region ... Specific for the internal region of ... identifies the target band at ~590 kDa. ... secreted media from primary tracheobranchial epithelial cultures ...
Gloves are 9.25 long, latex, powder free, smooth and ambidextrous....
Lipid-rich bovine serum albumin for cell culture. It is chromatographically purified and has an IgG content 1.0% (w/w)....
Biology Products: