ASC-Students win the Transfusion Hackathon
Together with medicine student Mareike Britt Diederich the ASC students Ivana Burmazović, Bastian Heinlein, Marc Hölle, Desar Mejdani, and Teena tom Dieck formed the team Ginomics for the Transfusion Hackathon, organized by Medical Valley. From July 7th to July 9th, they worked on a concept to accelerate the diagnosis of rare diseases — and won the contest with their proposed symPact system. Congratulations!
This year’s hackathon was focused on the diagnosis of rare diseases. Because each rare disease affects only very few individuals, they are often diagnosed only after several years — if at all. However, while only few people are affected by a specific rare disease, there are over 8,000 rare diseases. Thus, several million people are affected directly and indirectly.
More information about the hackathon can be found at https://transfusion-oic.com, whereas more information about rare diseases is available at https://health.ec.europa.eu/non-communicable-diseases/expert-group-public-health/rare-diseases_en. The medical valley can be found at https://www.medical-valley-emn.de/.