Pharma Company Gamifies Its Reseach Through A Crowdsourced Competition
Boehringer Ingelheim is partnering with online platform Kaggle to challenge the internet to solve a complex biological problem.
Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is looking to create a model that can help scientists accurately predict the biological response of molecules. For assistance, it’s turning to an online science community by partnering with Kaggle. The crowd-sourced competition asks participants to come up with an algorithm that can predict a biological endpoint to a molecule by only knowing its structure and composition. Contributors have until 15 June, 2012, to come up with a working model and share a prize pool of $20,000.