Bioinformatics Contest is an annual online programming competition among individuals.
1 week
February 3 – 11
11:59 a.m. UTC
24 hours
February 24
11:59 a.m. UTC
Computer Science
Molecular Biology
Machine Learning

Online on Stepik

You will need to solve bioinformatics problems using programming.
The goal is to correctly solve as many problems as possible within 24 hours. Some of them will be the approximate ones and will be graded partially.
All rounds will be held online, submissions will be auto-graded in real time.

See FAQ for more details.
Contest Team

Bioinformatics Contest problem sets are developed by the team from ITMO University — the only 7-time winner of the world top programming competition and an alma mater to the most of the top-ranked competitive programmers.

Vitalii Aksenov
ITMO University
Developers Coordinator
Alexey Sergushichev
ITMO University
Developers Coordinator
Artem Vasiliev
ITMO University
Alexandr Tkachenko
Bioinformatics Institute, St. Petersburg State University
Vitalii Demyanyuk
ITMO University
Nikita Alexeev
ITMO University
Ilya Zban
ITMO University
Grigory Shovkoplyas
ITMO University
Ekaterina Vyahhi
Bioinformatics Institute
Ksenia Spiridonova
ITMO University
Aleksandra Panteleeva
Bioinformatics Institute
Nikolay Vyahhi
Stepik & Rosalind

1st prize:
Whole Exome Sequencing or Oxford Nanopore MinION*

2nd and 3rd prizes:

23andMe DNA Service and Engineer Your Own Fluorescent Yeast Kit

4th and 5th prizes:
23andMe DNA Service or Engineer Your Own Fluorescent Yeast Kit

6th-20th prizes:
Honorable Prize: Bioinformatics T-Shirt

Stay tuned!

*Unfortunately, there are location restrictions for claiming the MinION prize due to the Oxford Nanopore security policies. Restrictions include citizens of Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States. The mandatory verification and approval for obtaining the MinION will be conducted by Oxford Nanopore. The winner will be contacted by the organizers to discuss all the possible options. If delivering MinION is impossible, the organizers leave the right to exchange it for the second option (whole exome sequencing) or other equivalent suggested by organizers.