With the intention of spreading the awareness of pneumococci infections, the Gaminfection hackathon will take place on September 29 and October 01 in Erlangen, Germany.
The starting point is a multi-level mathematical model developed by the Laboratory of Systems Tumor Immunology (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) under two projects funded by the BMBF in collaboration with researchers from Marburg, Berlin and Leipzig (e:Bio-miRSys and e:Med-CAPSYS).
The objective is to increase the awareness of the risks associated to infectious lung diseases and to exploit the knowledge to elucidate key factors discriminating between a successful infection and a rapidly cleared one. This way, anybody who enjoys playing the game simultaneously contributes to the scientific progress in the field of pneumonia.
More information available here.