Dicty World Race 2014 Winners Announced!

The following report is taken from Dicty World Race organizer, Daniel Irimia’s lab note on Experiment.

Dicty Cells take 1st place!

The winners of the first Dicty World Race 2014 have been announced.. Dicty cells submitted by the lab of Arjan Kortholt and Peter van Haastert from U. Groningen, Netherlands have taken first place. These cells were trained by Ineke Keizer-Gunnink and Rama Kataria. The winner cells accounted for a remarkable 60% of the cells in the top 100 to finish the race.

… With HL60 cells in 2nd place!

In second place, are the HL60 cells from the group of Guillaume Charras in London, UK.

Other Top Finishers:

1.  A. Kortholt and P. van Haastert lab (Dicty) 
2.  G. Charras lab (HL60) 
3.  J. Faix lab (Dicty) 
4.  M. Myre lab (Dicty) 
5.  A. Kimmel lab (Dicty) 
6.  T. Bruce lab (Dicty) 

Read the full report, here.

See the forecast trends and history for the question: Which team will win the 2014 Dicty World Race? 

In addition to the questions for each specific team’s placement, SciCast asked which team will enter the smartest and the fastest cells. All Dicty Race questions have been paused. If you made forecasts, login and then visit your dashboard to see how you did. Watch for the SciCast analysis, coming soon.

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We’ve been slimed!

In dramatic fashion, it looks like total victory for the slime molds over the human derived HL-60 leukemia cells! It must be a satisfying vindication for Dicty Nation as they celebrate a billion years of evolutionary perfection for amoeba-hood everywhere over the upstart human cancer cell challengers. No love lost for these little human mutants though – good riddance.

Upsets brewing at the Dictys!

New video lifts the podium hopes of three teams: #11 (Faix – Germany), #12 (van Haastert / Kortholt – Netherlands), #17 (Kimmel – US). Watch the video closely for clues to contenders in the Fastest Cell question! But don’t forget that three teams have yet to be broadcast including some pre-race favorites. These are #1 (Queller – US), #18 (Kay – UK), # 14 (Müller-Taubenberger – Germany).

See the latest video at: Dicty LIVESTREAM Video

Then come to SciCast Race Central to adjust your bets!

Tune in tomorrow dicty fans

Race video has not been refreshed and our pitcrew is concluding technical difficulties with the video are to blame. Tune in tomorrow for what we believe will be a photo finish  between several strong contenders, and to see how the 3 teams that had a later starting time fare. They include a pre-race favorite so the outcome is anything but certain.