Starting Dec 7, 2017, Dicty and HL60 cells will race for the “Fastest & Smartest” title. The first step for competing in the race is to sign up with an email address. We will send you a mini-microscope and a dozen microfluidic devices to start testing your cells. Then, you will select the cells with the best chance to win and ship them to our lab before the race.
Selected cells will compete in separate mazes, inside a multiwell plate, on one microscope. Movies from all competing cells will be posted online and the winner will be known a few hours after the start of the race.
ANALYSIS and WINNING TEAMS
In the months following the race, we will analyze all cells in greater detail and work together with the top three teams to write a manuscript outlining what we learned new about cell migration.