In this competition, co-occuring with the NeurIPS 2021 conference, three problems were presented related to multimodal single cell RNA-seq sequencing data. A first-of-its-kind dataset was compiled to compare participants' solutions.
Participants could choose to solve any of the three problems:
The NOVEL team participated in the first two tasks. Fully connected neural networks were used in the modality prediction task; for the task of modality matching, ideas from the CLIP model developed by OpenAI to match images with their descriptions, were used.The solution to the first problem, proposed by our team, brought victory in the prediction of RNA expression by protein expression subtask. In the match modality task, our team was runner-up in all subtasks.
Congratulations to our team on the victory!
About the competition: As part of the 35th conference NeurIPS 2021 (Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems), an international competition was announced for solving problems in the field of bioinformatics and applied genomics.