Dicty World Race , set to take place on May 16. Dicty and HL60 cells will compete for the title of fastest and smartest by navigating though some convoluted mazes. Read more...
The winner of the 2013 race is MDA MB 231 s1: Human breast cancer cell line that we received from Dr. Alexis Gautreau, Laboratoire d'Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales, France. Congratulations !!! On the second place, the MFH 152: Sarcoma cell line that we received from Mohamed Jemaà in Dr. Ariane Abrieu' s lab at the Centre de Recherche de Biochimie Macromoleculaire, France.
The MDA cells moved at a steady pace, starting within an hour after the beginning of the race, and making a fair number of mistakes along the way. MFH started moving only at about 8 hours after the beginning of the race, and although some cells were eventually faster and more accurate than the MDAs, not many had a chance to cross the finish line before the end of the race. By the rules of this race, the MDA cells are the winners, of this cellular version of the classical, Aesop's race in the fable The Tortoise and the Hare.
Watch the race as it happened on November 22, 2013. The winner will receive a EUR 400 voucher from our generous sponsor, Ibidi.
We thank to all our sponsors for their support: The Embassy of France in the US, Ibidi, the BioMEMS Resource Center, and our Media Partner the MEMS Journal.