OSR186 COVID-19 Biohackathon [EN]


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With the current situation around the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several initiatives pushing forward to help finding solutions to successfully fight the virus. The global bioinformatics community is pushing its own efforts and organized the virtual COVID-19 Biohackathon. Starting today, contributors are invited to virtually work together on multiple topics and share their results openly via Github. "The goal of COVID-19-BH20 is to create a cohesive effort and work on tooling for COVID-19 analysis. The biohackathon will lead to more readily accessible data, protocols, detection kits, protein predictions etc. We will also push for policy change where it comes to non-public or hard to access data because we are facing such challenges!" Konrad had the chance to talk to one of the organizers, Leyla Jael Garcia-Castro, about the idea and implementation of this endeavor. Enjoy!


1. Welcome (00:00:00)

2. COVID-19 pandemic (00:01:37)

3. Leyla's Background and current work (00:04:39)

4. General intro to BioHackathons (00:06:08)

5. The virtual COVID-19 BioHackathon (00:10:04)

6. Open to Contribution (00:19:57)

7. Epilogue (00:25:33)

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