“GUTS to the Max”: Mechanistic Effect Models Hackathon

Sunday 26 May, 08:30 – 17:30, meeting room: Winter Garden Cabinet

Attention: Registration required by 3 April!

The SETAC Europe Interest Group on Mechanistic Effect Models organises a Hackathon on Sunday ,26 May. With this computational, hands-on and fun event, we envision that participants will be working in groups on a scientific problem that can be solved with mechanistic effect modelling.

The problem will be set by the organisers in consultation with members of the SETAC Europe Effect Modelling Interest Group and the participants, and will be of relevance to the application of mechanistic effect modelling in science and regulation.

TOPIC: “GUTS to the max”: the challenge will be to analyse a large number of datasets to look for patterns in GUTS model parameters (GUTS: The General Unified Threshold model for Survival). Organisers will collate the datasets beforehand and explain the challenge at the start.

At the end of the day, all groups will present their results and participants will get the opportunity to discuss and learn from each other. A price will be granted to the team with the best solution!


08:30     Hackaton

10:00     Coffeebreak

10:15     Hackaton

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Hackaton

14:45     Coffeebreak

15:00     Hackaton

17:30     End

Participation is without any cost but registration is required by 20 March! You can register in combination with conference registration.


For any questions, feel free to contact Roman Ashauer or Roel Evens (scientific programme), or Veerle Vandeveire (meeting registration).