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The importance of scientific collaborations

One of the frequently asked questions addressed to researchers is “What do you do exactly all day in the laboratory?” It is known that our work, which focuses on basic research, doesn’t produce anything concrete or immediately usable. For example, no one would think of asking the same question to a pastry chef, a plumber […]

Why genome structure is important?

We usually consider the human genome as a linear sequence of letters (the nucleotides). These form a book (the DNA molecule) and encode the information that determines the appearance and functions of our body. For example, specific combinations of nucleotides form the genes, that contain the information to produce the different proteins. The latter perform […]

ANT collaborates with Genigma to involve patients in the app design

Genigma begins a collaboration with Fondazione ANT Italia to involve patients, family members and healthcare professionals in the design phase of the app. ANT is one of the collaborators of the ORION Consortium (which supports the project) and collaborates in getting the voice of the public (and especially of patients, families, doctors) to the scientific […]

The Genigma scientific team is growing

Genigma has two new additions to the scientific team. These are Alessandra Merlotti and Pol Ezquerra, who will work side by side with Marco Di Stefano, Juan Rodríguez and Marc Martí Renom in their laboratory at CNAG-CRG. Alessandra is a PhD student at the University of Bologna (Italy). He specializes in the development and application […]

The gameplay works! First test of the prototype

On May 23rd we tested our first prototype with gamers of the Creative Research Park of Barcelona, within the framework of the Festival Calidoscopi19, dedicated to citizen science. We started the 3-hour session by sorting participants by clans and made them play with cards that simulated the mechanics of the video game we’re creating. The […]

Selection of two cancer cell lines for Genigma experiments

In order to select a set of two cancer cell lines on which we will perform the 3D genomics experiments, we conducted a survey among researchers at CRG. Those were the two most voted options and will be the first cell lines analyzed through Genigma. Our priority will be T47D. This cell line is one […]

el·lipse publishes the chronicle of the 3 co-creations of GENIGMA

The el·lipse magazine, from the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), publishes an article on the development of the 3 co-creation sessions that were the starting point for this project. The objective of these sessions was to co-design with the citizens the basis of the game that we will develop to collectively research the genome of […]

Results of 3rd cocreation

In the last co-creation of the project, dedicated to share with the gamers the proposal of Genigma, we have seen how the project enriched with the expert view of those who are dedicated to design, perform and play daily with games and videogames. With a dynamization performed by the Jocs to the Segon team, we […]

Results of 2nd cocreation

Many ideas and proposals on March 9th in the second session of co-creation of the project! We met with about 30 people, with very different profiles (patients, hospital personnel, storytelling experts), in the Sagrada Familia Library to talk about emotions, narratives and game elements. Many ideas related to personal and professional histories, were transformed into […]

1st co-creation of Genigma (January 2019)

When we first envisioned our first co-creation we never thought it would be like this. Our objective with the first co-creation was to translate the scientific, convoluted science behind Genigma. It was a challenge also for us. How could we compress such a message in a few minutes, translate it to images & concepts, distribute […]

Genigma in a nutshell

Each cell of your body contains ~2 meters of DNA. Back in 2003, a large group of scientists completed the first draft of the human genome, where the sequence of letters of the human genome was deciphered and published. This first draft is been constantly improved during the years and serves as a reference for […]

Greetings!

Hi! In this blog we intend to keep a log of all the activities we carry on at Genigma. From co-creations to the results, or even pictures regarding the world of Genigma. Genigma is a game designed by citizens for citizens. So this is also yours. If you think you have an interesting topic you’d […]