Lyme Innovation 2016: Winning Teams

September 28, 2016
White House Open Data Summit, Washington, D.C.

Lyme Innovation 2016 Hackathon: Finalists & Recognition Awards
June 16, 2017
Cambridge, MA


Recognition Awards

Lyme Innovation 2016: How to Hack Lyme and Mini-Hackathon Winners
April 16-17, 2016
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Lyme Innovation Statistics and Impact


A diverse group of mentors was assembled to educate and advise teams throughout the hackathon. Lyme Innovation mentors represented a range of perspectives and backgrounds and contributed a wealth of expertise to the hackathon. 21 mentors (43% female/57% male) were accessible to the participants.

Recruitment and Education Effort

The invitation to participate in the first Lyme Disease hackathon was extended to a wide range of disciplines in both industry and academia. Through hackathon events and social media engagement, participants were educated about tick borne illness field priorities and research opportunities.


April Participants: Overview, Demographics & Survey Results

Lyme Innovation 2016: How to Hack Lyme and Mini-Hackathon served as an educational platform to educate a new generation of tick borne illness researchers about the fields’s top priorities.

A varied group of students and professionals who were engaged in research opportunities and were commited
to attend the June Lyme Innovation Hackathon gathered in two locations: MIT, Cambridge MA and Berkley, CA.


Flash Speeches

Participants at the Mini Hackathon were educated through a series of flash speeches about Lyme disease priorities. The participants went on to form preliminary hackathon teams and become engaged in early project development.

Dr. Ying Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Neil Spector, MD
Sandra Coastes Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, DO
Harvard Medical School Attending Physician, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness

Dr. Kristen T. Honey, PhD, PMP
Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Andreas Kogelnik, MD, PhD
President and Founder of the Open Medicine Institute, Infectious Disease Specialist

June Participants: Overview, Demographics & Survey Results

The Hackathon brought together a scientifically diverse group of students and professionals who were engaged in research opportunities and were motivated by the challenges of Lyme disease.

Lyme Innovation Event Map