Four continents, twenty teams

Twenty teams from US, Europe, Asia, and Australia have signed up to compete in the Dicty World Race.  Besides Dicty…

Watch the Race!

On this page, you will be able to watch how cells sent to us by each team did during the race.

A mini-race of neutrophils

A mini-race in our lab, where neutrophils from healthy donors compete for the titles of the fastest and the smartest.


The race is almost upon us! We have slightly updated the race structure to add a qualifying round between June and July and finals at the end of July.

Race Organization and Potential for Advancing Science

We have many new and exciting updates! The new Dicty Race will use microscopes that stream images to the cloud, and cloud-based computing to allow competitors to get real time analysis. We have put together a schedule to allow for testing new cells, qualifying games and a final competition for dicty, HL60s, mouse neutrophils, and human cells. 

NIGMS Biobeat: Interview With a Slime Mold: Racing for New Knowledge

The World Cell Race, history of Dictyostelium research and Dicty’s versatile behaviors were covered through an interview with the slime mold by NGIMS Biobeats published August 24, 2016. Read the full article here: