We’ve been shortlisted in the Online Community category of the NIHR Let’s Get Digital awards! The winner is decided by a public vote, so if you enjoy contributing to antibiotic resistance research via BashTheBug, please vote using this link. The closing day is Wed 2 August 2017.
Since the last time I gave an update the Citizen Scientists have added nearly 50,000 classifications. I say nearly, because we are at 293,591 classifications so just 6,409 shy of 300,000! Although the front page reports that the project is only 22% complete, we are much, much closer to having some key datasets finished and able to be analysed […]
To understand this I need to explain where all the images come from. A small part of each sample of Tuberculosis is injected into each well of a 96 well plate; the plate is quite small – a bit bigger than an iPhone. Every well has a specific amount of an antibiotic dried onto the bottom of the […]
BashTheBug, and its parent project, CRyPTIC, have been featured in an article by GenomeWeb. This puts both projects into the wider scientific context. Note of caution – reading the content on GenomeWeb is not free, however, if you are associated with a University you may automatically have premium access.
Hello Carolyn: Hiya BashTheBug. I sense an American accent hiding in there… Yep. You’d be right. I’m a Professor in British History & the History of Medicine based at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.
Was idly checking how many classifications had been done up to midnight last night to find we’ve just nudged over the quarter-of-a-million (250,033 to be exact). That is amazing, thank you — a few of the datasets have completed and others are well advanced. Together we are reaching a point where we can start to analyse the […]
Last week’s post showed how a relatively few number of volunteers do a huge number of classifications. By today, the top 0.3% of citizen scientists (the top ten) have done 31,528 classifications between them, which is a staggering 19% of all classifications. To my surprise, BashTheBug is exactly following the Pareto Principle which says that roughly 80% of events come […]
Nearly a month after the public launch, the Zooniverse citizen scientists have done a staggering 152,816 classifications. That brings us to 24% through this initial dataset and 47% of the way towards completing an important subset of the data that will let us start some initial analysis. Despite, the number of classifications and new volunteers falling week-on-week, […]
Another amazing week. Together the Zooniverse citizen scientists did 28,721 classifications this week, bringing the grand total to 108,833. This is 19% of the way towards classifying all the subjects currently loaded (and in reality we are a bit over a third – 36% – of the way towards being able to do some very interesting analysis). Last […]