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BigO attended the Annual Conference of the Athens Medical Society

30 June 2020

On 19-20 June 2020 BigO attended the 46th Annual Conference of the Athens Medical Society. Normally, the conference takes place in Athens. However, due to the corona pandemic, the Athens Medical Society decided to transistion the conference to an interactive online event. BigO contributed with an e-poster entitled: BigO: Collecting Big Data with the use…

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Consequences of COVID-19 for BigO data collection

20 March 2020

BigO collects data from children through school projects and clinics in different European countries. As all the BigO countries are currently taking measures by closing schools and switching to online education, no new data collection attempts will be started in the coming weeks. Children that are already collecting data for BigO can continue to do…

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New citizen scientists explainer videos are online!

16 March 2020

Stockholm and Athens   New BigO explainer videos are now online on the BigO YouTube channel! December last year, BigO published an explainer video featuring the cities Stockholm & Athens. The new video’s feature the cities Dublin & Thessaloniki and Uppsala & Larissa. In all these cities, citizen scientist are helping us to collect data! To…

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Participation in the BRITEC project

9 March 2020

The EA team had the opportunity to collaborate with the Bringing Research Into The Classroom (BRITEC) project. The aim of the BRITEC project is to introduce the citizen science approach at schools as a way of engaging students in scientific research. During this project, EA shared the experiences they gained from participating in the BigO project…

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EA secondary school students analyze the data of their own meals

2 March 2020

In December 2019, students from the secondary school of EA analyzed their own data during their ICT curriculum course. They analyzed both meal photos and other collected data. With the support of their ICT teacher, students worked in the ICT lab and performed a simplified analysis on their pictures. In doing so, they produced graphs…

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BigO presented at the Stockholm’s Food Sustainability Network

24 February 2020

On the 23th of January, the Karolinska Institutet held a poster presentation on the BigO project during the matchmaking event for Stockholm’s Food Sustainability Network.  This event was coordinated by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The workshop included Swedish food enterprises and start-ups, public health authorities, policy makers and scientific personnel. All of these…

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Sixty students from the Palio Psychico High School visiting EA for the the BigO project

19 February 2020

On October 3rd, 2019, Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) hosted around 60 first year students from the Palio Psychico High School at EA premises along with a group of accompanying teachers. During the 3.5 hours visit EA had the opportunity to present a group of innovative educational activities to the students. In addition, they discussed the participation…

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Your frequently asked questions are answered!

12 February 2020

Do you have questions about the BigO project? Check out the frequently asked questions! We put all of the questions you might have about the BigO project in a nice overview. These FAQs can be found here. Do you still have some unanswered questions? Contact us here on our contact page!

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BigO presented at the Congress on Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy

11 February 2020

Professor Evangelia Charmandari of the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens was an invited speaker at the 3rd International Congress on Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy on the 10th of January. The conference was organized by the Hellenic Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy (EEPHARM). Prof. Evangelia Charmandari presented on ‘Novel e-health applications…

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New school: School from Uppsala uses the myBigO app

7 February 2020

A new school joined the BigO adventure. In November and December, the NTI gymnasiet in Uppsala organized a student project using the myBigO app. NTI is an IT high school where students have a focus on technology and natural sciences, therefore, the project focused on the app and its use in research. The teachers asked…

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