CAGI lead job, SickKids genomes, Bipolar exomes, CAGI conference

Dear CAGI Participant,

We are writing to announce the release of a new challenge, extension of an existing one, as well as details of the CAGI 4 conference to be held in March. In addition, we are opening the search for a successor CAGI Lead Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher.

*New SickKids clinical genomes challenge
The SickKids clinical genomes challenge provides clinical whole genome sequences from a diagnostic laboratory used in medical evaluation of children with suspected genetic disorders who were referred for clinical genome sequencing. Predictors will aim to determine patients’ referring indications and causal variants. Challenge closes 1 February 2016.

*Bipolar exomes challenge deadline extended
Due to the time required to execute the Data Transfer Agreement contracts required for participation in this challenge, the close date of the Bipolar exomes challenge has been extended to 25 January 2016 (previously it was 7 January).

*CAGI 4 Conference
The CAGI 4 conference will be 25-27 March 2016 on the UCSF Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, California, starting Friday morning. The CAGI 2011 conference was held at this location with a similar schedule, which worked very well. All CAGI predictors assessors, and data providers are invited to attend. Registration fees and other logistics will be shared later.

* CAGI Lead Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher position open
Take the lead of the CAGI experiment! We are searching for a CAGI Lead Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher to join us in early 2016, as Roger Hoskins is unable to continue beyond next summer. Job descriptions posted at:
Applications for the Lead Scientist position should be made at:
Applications for the Postdoctoral Researcher and other inquiries should be sent to:
The first review is 7 January 2016. We will also be seeking a developer for CAGI.

We remind you to check the website and follow us @CAGInews for more updates.

We warmly wish you and your families happiness and health in this holiday season and for the upcoming year.

Roger, Steven, and John