Take a Closer Look at the Best Ingenuity Presentation Contest

The 2013 Best Ingenuity Presentation Contest kicked off on September 3 and is now going strong!

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You can upload a presentation about your Ingenuity results to SlideShare (www.slideshare.net) and enter a contest to win either an iPad Mini, $150 American Express Gift Card, or $15 Starbucks Gift Card.  By sharing a presentation, you can benefit other scientists who get to see how Ingenuity’s applications are being used and how the data is being displayed.  Plus it’s a great opportunity to promote your work, since winners will be determined by the number of “Likes” in SlideShare.

Click here for more information about the submission guidelines, winner selection, prizes and eligibility. The deadline for presentation submission is November 22, 2013, 11:59PM PST.  We have received a number of inquiries and several registrants already, but there is still plenty of time for you to enter and win.

Here are profiles of several of the early entrants.  Remember to vote for your favorite(s) by using the “Like” feature in SlideShare.

Long-lasting alterations to DNA methylation and ncRNAs could underlie the effects of fetal alcohol exposure in mice from Ben Laufer

Ben Laufer from Western University asks the question, “Can 4 base pairs really code for complex life?” He argues that the solution to the post-genomics era is epigenetics.  Using a combination of high-density methylation, microRNA and Gene Expression arrays, Laufer investigated mouse brains after fetal alcohol exposure.  He used Ingenuity Pathway Analysis to identify enriched biological functions and top affected networks.

miRNA Breast Cancer Prognosis — Ingenuity Systems from Natalie Ng

Natalie Ng from the Stanford University School of Medicine worked on a tool to create prognostic models predictive of metastasis-free survival for breast cancer patients using both miRNA and mRNA data.  She used Ingenuity Pathway Analysis to determine predicted miRNA upstream regulators, with a goal of selecting miRNAs for the model that are not only differentially expressed but also able to regulate downstream mRNAs.

Copy number variations in monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia from Christina Castellani

Christina Castellani of the University of Western Ontario is interested in understanding copy number variations in families affected by schizophrenia.  She utilized a twin based approach, studying 6 pairs of identical twins discordant for schizophrenia.  Ingenuity Pathway Analysis was used to identify genes in physiological systems or diseases that were shown to be impacted with statistical significance.

Do you have an Ingenuity story to share?

After seeing these entries, you may realize that you have a presentation about your Ingenuity results that you could enter in the contest.  It doesn’t have to be original but it should be something for which you have approval to make public.   Remember voting is based on the number of “Likes” your presentation receives in SlideShare, so it’s better to enter as soon as possible and start socially sharing it with your friends and colleagues (#INGslides2013).

To learn more about the Best Ingenuity Presentation Contest please visit:  http://pages.ingenuity.com/SlideShareContest_LandingPage.html