Preparing a new test with high schools students

We are in the process of releasing an improved version of the game and we will test it with students from different Italian and Spanish high schools. To prepare the activities, we have been meeting with some teachers from Liceo Terragni and with colleagues from the ANT Foundation in Bologna, to determine the objectives and […]

Alphatest 3, now also in Italian

Yesterday, 25th January, we were able to test the game again with people of different profiles, ages and countries. We were accompanied by teachers, disseminators, high school students and representatives of associations against cancer from Catalonia and Italy. We would like to thank all the participants for their collaboration and especially to the Liceo Terragni de […]

Aphatest 2

We continue with the tests of the game, extending the range of participants gradually, to detect aspects to be improved. Many thanks to today’s participants, some of whom were repeating, who gave us good inputs and validated the improvements applied after the previous test. We will continue in 2021 with more tests. If you are […]

Genigma at the European Research Night

Our researchers have participated to the European Research Night, edition 2020. Have a look to the talk by Juan Rodríguez and Marc Martí-Renom here (in catalan) and by Marco Di Stefano here (in spanish).

First test of the game with external users

On Monday 16th November we presented the alpha version of the game to a group of participants from last year’s co-creation days. During the session, Oriol and Adrià, in charge of the Genigma gamification, collected the player’s inputs about the game dynamics and their feelings when playing. It was a very useful and participative session, […]

Gengima at the Citizen Science SDG Conference

The conference “Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs” was an official event organized by the Germany’s EU Council presidency in October 2020. The conference goal was to present, evaluate and discuss the exciting contributions that citizen science makes in framing and achieving sustainable development, specifically the UN Sustainable […]

We presented the project at the ECSA Conference!

The ECSA 2020 conference – Encounters in citizen science – was held enterely online due to Coronavirus pandemic . We had the chance to present our project there. This Conference it’s the biggest citizen science meeting in Europe: the First International ECSA Conference was held in 2016 in Berlin. The Second International ECSA Conference was held […]

New tests and “Eureka!” regions

As the developers continue their work, our research team is continually testing the game to verify its functionality. Always using the non-cancerous GM12878 cell line, we are now running new tests on chromosomes 1, 20 and 21. We have started to prepare a first graphic that allows to visually illustrate the results obtained from the […]

Genigma image is ready!

These months we have been working on different aspects of the game and in parallel with different professionals. The responsible for the Genigma’s image is Xavi Ramiro, illustrator of video game and many other things, who contributed with his art to the project. He has participated from the very beguinning, drawing a first concept during […]

ORION meeting: we present the results of the first year of the project

Genigma is a citizen science experiment funded under the H2020 ORION project, coordinated by the Center for Genomic Regulation CRG . These year the 3rd Annual Meeting of the project has been held virtually, and the Genigma team presented the results of the first year, in which more than 300 people already participated in different […]

Confined yes, but advancing remotely

The emergence of # Covid19 has changed the world and the way of relating, but in many cases, as in our project, it has not prevented progress from being made remotely. In these months we are working in parallel the different teams: designers, programmers, scientists and communicators. You can find out who makes up our […]

Lab phase underway!

After months of testing with data already published, this January we started the experiments in the laboratory. This is an important step: we will extract DNA from the cancer cells that will be analyzed with the game. Yasmina Cuartero and Francois Le Dily are responsible at the CRG for doing the experiments in the lab […]

Players and algorithms

Many of you may wonder how we will ensure that playing Genigma will allow us to obtain scientific results. During last days we have been working in this direction with the data of the games that were obtained from 12 volunteers who played between 20 and 22 November. All match results were collected on the […]

Aligning game and science

On November 22nd, we organized an event with genome researchers to work on aligning the game with the science behind it. Taking advantage of all the information provided to us by the participants of the previous playtest (at the Open Prbb), we introduced some improvements to the prototype of the game, which were tested by […]