Microsoft Biology Foundation Coding Contest

Winner Announced!

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Microsoft Biology Foundation Coding Contest* is Kajal Kumar Das. As winner, Kajal receives an Xbox 360 4 GB console with Kinect. 

 

 The Microsoft Biology Foundation Coding Contest winner receives an Xbox 360 with Kinect

 

Kajal’s DNA and RNA Sequence Annotation Studio application takes advantage of Genbank and FASTA parsers, as well as the Genbank formatter and other features of MBF 2.0 beta 1. You can see his work on Codeplex.  

 

Thanks to all of you who participated or worked on your MBF applications. We will release version 2.0 of MBF in the near future. Look for an announcement on our Codeplex site for details.

 
We were looking for the best bioinformatics and genomics application built on the MBF 2.0 beta 1!

 

Microsoft Biology Foundation 

The Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) is an open-source, language-neutral bioinformatics toolkit that was built as an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework—initially aimed at the area of genomics research.

 

The MBF 2.0 beta 1 is now available. Try it out by using the MBF object model, parsers, algorithms, and web connectors to build a great application that helps researchers solve problems in the fields of bioinformatics and genomics.

 

As you try MBF 2.0 beta 1, please report bugs and suggestions in our Microsoft Biology Foundation Issue Tracker, or join the discussion forum.

 

*Contest ended July 15, 2011. Read the full official rules.