HuBMAP "Hacking the Kidney" Kaggle Competition is now live
November 11, 2020
The Kaggle Competition titled HuBMAP: Hacking the Human Kidney is now live! Visit the competition site to form a team and join the fun. This 3 month competition offers the opportunity to advance science in a meaningful way, and a chance at winning $60,000 in prizes.
Here is a brief description of the competition:
Our best estimates show there are over 7 billion people on the planet and 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. By comparison, the adult human body contains 37 trillion cells. To determine the function and relationship among these cells is a monumental undertaking. Many areas of human health would be impacted if we better understand cellular activity. A problem with this much data is a great match for the Kaggle community.
This competition, “Hacking the Kidney," starts by mapping the human kidney at single cell resolution.
Your challenge is to detect functional tissue units (FTUs) across different tissue preparation pipelines. An FTU is defined as a “three-dimensional block of cells centered around a capillary, such that each cell in this block is within diffusion distance from any other cell in the same block” (de Bono, 2013). The goal of this competition is the implementation of a successful and robust glomeruli FTU detector.