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The spirit of competition: to win or not to win.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsSzczepinska, T., Iwasaki W., and Abeel T.
AbstractA competition is a contest between individuals or groups. The gain is often an award or recognition, which serves as a catalyst to motivate individuals to put forth their very best. Such events for recognition and success are part of many International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Regional Student Groups (RSGs) activities. These include a popular science article contest, a Wikipedia article competition, travel grants, poster and oral presentation awards during conferences, and quizzes at social events. Organizing competitions is no different than any other event; they require a lot of hard work to be successful. Each event gives remarkable organizational and social experience for students running it, while at the same time the participants of the competitions are rewarded by prizes and recognition. It gives everybody involved an opportunity to demonstrate their extraordinary talents and skills. Competitions are unique because they bring out both the best and worst in people.
Year of Publication2013
JournalPLoS computational biology
Volume9
Issue12
Pagese1003413
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2013/12/01
ISSN Number1553-734X
DOI10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003413
PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24385894?dopt=Abstract