We are asking cross-functional teams to generate novel hypotheses using rich, curated data sets.
The D-Challenge is a focused scientific movement that begins with the end in mind. We are leveraging our connections with Type 1 Diabetes researchers and inviting ALL of them to compete to catalyze innovation and accelerate research towards a practical cure for Type 1 Diabetes. In doing so, we aim to add a solid appreciation of the biology that drives this relentless disease to the current literature and knowledge base.
Type 1 Diabetes is a multifactorial disease that is studied by many scientific disciplines. the(sugars)cience, is partnering with dkNET (the NIDDK Information Network) to bring the full power of on-line digital resources to the challenge of Type 1 Diabetes.
In addition to claiming a share of $50,000 in cash prizes, winners will have an opportunity to present their hypothesis and interact with an audience including:
- Academic and institutional luminaries in the fields of Bioinformatics and Type 1 Diabetes research
- Industry leaders in biotechnology
- Professionals and advisors involved in venture funding
**New for 2022, we are adding a separate NOVICE Track focused on introducing your team to online in-silico resources to further your exploration of T1D hypotheses.
dkNET is an information and search portal that helps researchers find research resources relevant to their research and keep up to date on new tools, services, and mandates to support robust and reproducible science. Through our resource catalog, Discovery Portal, and our newly redesigned Hypothesis Center, newsletter and webinar series, we connect researchers to resources in digestive, diabetes, and kidney diseases.