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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The DREAM9.5 Challenges

We are pleased to announce that the DREAM Olfaction Prediction Challenge, the first of the DREAM9.5 Challenges is now open for participation. This Challenge focuses on predicting behavioral responses to a panel of odors, and features a first-of-its-kind dataset. To learn more and join this Challenge, go to: https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2811262.

Besides joining the Olfaction Prediction Challenge, you can also pre-register for one or more of the other 9.5 Challenges in preparation. In this way we can keep you informed about the readiness of these three Challenges for participation.

Best performers from the DREAM9.5 Challenges will be invited to present at the DREAM Conference (Nov 16, 2015, Philadelphia, PA, USA) with travel expenses covered by the DREAM/Sage organizers. DREAM and Sage Bionetworks are also working with high impact journals to ensure that the methodology developed by the Challenges' best performers will be considered for publication under the Challenge-assisted Peer Review format

The DREAM9.5 Challenges

1) DREAM Olfaction Prediction Challenge: OPEN ·
* Challenge Focus: Predict behavioral responses to a panel of odors
* Join the Challenge: https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2811262

2) Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge. Launch Target: Late February, 2015
* Challenge Focus: Predict survival for prostate cancer patients based on patients' clinical variables
* Learn more and pre-register for this Challenge: https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2813558

3) ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling Tumor Heterogeneity Challenge (SMC-Het): Launch Target: Early March, 2015
* Challenge Focus: Identify the best subclonal reconstruction algorithms and to identify the conditions that affect their performance.
* Learn more and pre-register for this Challenge: https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2813581

4) ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling RNA Challenge (SMC-RNA): Launch Target: TBA
* Challenge Focus: Benchmark approaches for the calling of various types of RNA mutations and splice variants
* Learn more and pre-register for this Challenge: https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2813589

To learn more about DREAM and Sage Bionetworks please go to http://dreamchallenges.org/ and http://sagebase.org

URL: http://dreamchallenges.org/

Contact Person: Gustavo Stolovitzky (gustavo@us.ibm.com)