Mobianga is essentially a matching game. Given a gene as a prompt, research journal articles and find the disease most closely linked to that gene. The most important part is that the game doesn't know if your answer is the correct one! Using previous answers on the same prompt, we compare your answer to others to determine how many points to award. By harnessing the power of the crowd to parse information, we hope to build an accurate database linking each gene to a disease.
My name is Nishant Mandapaty, a 17-year-old high school senior from Naperville, Illinois. I am interested in both biology and computer science, and therefore am very attracted to the emerging field of computational biology.
I have been working with Dr. Benjamin Good at SuLab beginning in the summer of 2012, after finding their group through the Google Summer of Code program. I plan to submit the results of my experiment with this game to the Intel Science Talent Search competition.