Mosaic Community Challenges incentivize the microbiome community to seek answers to specific questions that will speed the translation of science into insights to inform novel product development.

Join the global microbiome community through the Mosaic platform to participate in these challenges!

Mosaic Community Challenge:

Strains #1

Opened: December l, 2017
Closed: March 30, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Strains #1 Challenge: CosmosID & Rayan Chikhi, PhD, at CNRS.

Strains #1 was focused on benchmarking and improving computational methods in microbiome characterization at the strain level.

Mosaic Community Challenge:

Clinical Strain Detection

Opened: February 12, 2018
Closed: August 3, 2018

The Clinical Strain Detection Challenge was focused on benchmarking and advancing computational methods for targeted strain detection. Stay tuned for the announcement of the results.

Mosaic Community Challenge:


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Capture the diversity of protocols for NGS-based microbiome profiling methods and analyses as a first step in understanding their impact on the variability of the taxonomic results.

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