- Learning about Oxford Nanopore and Next-Generation sequencing.
- The lengthy procedure of retrieving patient sample, sample analysis, accessing results, and clinical diagnosis.
- Patient's genome not taken into account when prescribing treatments
What it does
Making it easy for clinicians to use next generation sequencing to support their clinical diagnosis and improve patient outcomes by:
- Making an instant diagnosis from genome sequencing, cutting lengthy procedures.
- Identifying an effective treatment based on a patient's genome sequence, making personalised medicine possible.
How we built it
Web and Python
Challenges we ran into:
- Hanz: Learning PHP, JQuery, and SQL in a short time.
- Abi: Waking up on time
- Kunal: Downloading a 6GB SAM file, trying to parse it in python, creating a database and the biggest challenge, creating a sequence comparison tool in python (Couldn't do it the night before, managed to do it in 2 hours in the morning with help from Hanz).
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Hanz: Working together with a multidisciplinary team, and improving my programming skills.
- Kunal: Completing my python program after hours of error messages.
What we learned
- Hanz: PHP, Jquery, and SQL.
- Kunal: Database Integration, Comparing data structures in python, genome sequencing methods and background info.