Machine Learning for Personalized Medicine

Marie-Curie Action: "Initial Training Networks"

1st MLPM Mini-Hackathon in Basel

Posted by: MLPM-Admin 9 years, 3 months ago

11 ITN fellows, originating from 7 different countries, met at the renowned university ETH Zürich, Switzerland, to participate in a Mini-Hackathon from March 2–4, 2015. They were invited from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel, Switzerland ( In the run-up to the competition, the fellows were asked to submit project proposals. The most interesting and promising 2 projects were selected and groups were formed to compete for the gold metal.

The selected projects were
-       Group A: Basecalling of Oxford Nanopore Reads using Machine Learning Technologies (team leader: Menno Witteveen)
-       Group B: Implementing Complex Mathematical Expressions using Python (team leader: Max Zwießele)

A jury of 6 scientists selected group B as the winner and handed over the trophy (photo).

The 1st Mini-Hackathon has been a success and strengthened the participants’ communication, team working and programming skills. Due to the success of this event, the 2nd MLPM Mini-Hackathon is already in planning for the end of 2015.

 Thanks to all participants for the constructive input and the inspiring discussions!