The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) is accepting applications for the EMGS Bioinformatics Challenge 2020, to be held at the EMGS annual meeting in September 2020. This competition encourages EMGS members and bioinformatics/data science experts to work together to develop novel tools and approaches that harness publicly available data resources such as Tox21 and DrugMatrix to identify signatures of genotoxic hazards and provide insight into their mechanisms of action.

To participate, submit a 250-word abstract with a data visualization by February 15, 2020. Abstracts will be evaluated in part on model performance in classifying/predicting carcinogens and ability to identify novel genotoxic modes of action. Those selected to participate in the final challenge will receive a $300 monetary award for academic participants and a membership waiver for non-member participants. The overall challenge winner will receive a grand prize of $1200. More information is available at https://www.emgs-us.org/page/bioinformatics.