"Identify the molecule" league. Progress so far. “Molecule of the Year” stage is coming

in STEMGeeks3 months ago

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(Myoglobin. It's the protein carrying oxygen in the muscle tissue of vertebrate. It was chosen as the emblem for the league 'cause is was the first protein with its three-dimensional structure/atomic structure revealed in 1958. The image was created by me with the help of PyMol - open source tool for molecular visualization/exploration. PDB-file was obtained from PDB. You can see a heme at the center of the molecule)

In this post I‘d like to share some results and news about "Identify the molecule" league.
Even though I mentioned in this post
"Identify the molecule" contest. Upgrade (the league, additional bonuses and more)
that “Molecule of the Year” stage is supposed to happen in October, 2020, because I didn’t provide the riddles for some weeks in September/October, 2019,
identify the molecule league finals 2020.png

I’d like “The molecule of the Year” stage to happen this week (September 5), ‘cause the league started roughly 1 year ago (in August 31, 2019) and I didn’t provide the riddles for quite a lot of weeks thereafter anyway (so that we would need to delay it even more to compensate for the missing weeks).

Here’s the full list of the riddles presented this year along with the winners and molecules for each week:

“Identify the molecule” contest #1. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM

scienceblocks

Lysozyme


"Identify the molecule” contest #2. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM

no winners

Rhodopsin


“Identify the molecule” contest #3. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM

gijoge

Interferon


"Identify the molecule" league #4. Molecule of the month (November). Prize: knowledge + 100/200 STEM + 200/400 TMN

no winners

Interleukin 1 alpha (IL-1α)


"Identify the molecule" league #5. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

marcusantoniu26

Renin


"Identify the molecule" league #6. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

gijoge

Lactase


"Identify the molecule" league #7. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

marcusantoniu26

Aquaporin


"Identify the molecule" league #8. Molecule of the month (December). Prize: knowledge + 100/200 STEM + 200/400 TMN

marcusantoniu26

Alcohol dehydrogenase


"Identify the molecule" league #9. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

dexterdev

ATP synthase


"Identify the molecule" league #10. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

marcusantoniu26

C-reactive protein


"Identify the molecule" league #11. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

marcusantoniu26

Leptin


"Identify the molecule" league #12. Molecule of the month (January). Prize: knowledge + 100/200 STEM + 200/400 TMN

no winners

Parathyroid hormone


"Identify the molecule" league #13. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

marcusantoniu26

Aequorin


"Identify the molecule" league #14. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

marcusantoniu26

Growth hormone (GH)


"Identify the molecule" league #16. Molecule of the month (February). Prize: knowledge + 100/200 STEM + 200/400 TMN

no participants

Nitrogenase


"Identify the molecule" league #17. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

marcusantoniu26

Prolactin


"Identify the molecule" league #18. Prize: knowledge + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

professorbromide

alpha-amylase


"Identify the molecule" league #19. Molecule of the month (March). Prize: knowledge + 5/10 Hive + 100/200 STEM + 200/400 TMN

professorbromide

Melittin


"Identify the molecule" league #20. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

professorbromide / bowess

β-Endorphin


"Identify the molecule" league #21. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 200 TMN

alchemage / secondmedicalop

Melatonin


"Identify the molecule" league #22. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 50 CCC + 200 TMN

secondmedicalop

Polyphenol oxidase


"Identify the molecule" league #23. Molecule of the month (April). Prize: knowledge + 5/10 Hive + 100/200 STEM + 50/100 CCC + 200/400 TMN

bowess

Cellulase


"Identify the molecule" league #24. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 50 CCC + 200 TMN

secondmedicalop

Kinesin


"Identify the molecule" league #25. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 50 CCC + 200 TMN

delilhavores

Vasopressin


"Identify the molecule" league #26. Molecule of the month (May) (rules updated). Prize: knowledge + 10 Hive + 200 STEM + 200 CCC + 200 PAL + 400 TMN

bowess

Fibronectin


"Identify the molecule" league #27. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 100 CCC + 100 PAL + 200 TMN

bowess

Ceruloplasmin


"Identify the molecule" league #28. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 100 CCC + 100 PAL + 200 TMN

delilhavores

Albumin


"Identify the molecule" league #29. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 100 CCC + 100 PAL + 200 TMN

bowess

Integrin


"Identify the molecule" league #30. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 100 CCC + 100 PAL + 200 TMN

delilhavores

Transcortin


"Identify the molecule" league #31. Molecule of the month (July). Prize: knowledge + 10 Hive + 200 STEM + 200 CCC + 200 PAL + 400 TMN

delilhavores

Lipase


"Identify the molecule" league #32. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 100 CCC + 100 PAL + 200 TMN

Chitinase

no winners


"Identify the molecule" league #33. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 100 CCC + 100 PAL + 200 TMN

bowess

Uroporphyrinogen III synthase


"Identify the molecule" league #34. Prize: knowledge + 5 Hive + 100 STEM + 100 CCC + 100 PAL + 200 TMN

Pepsin

bowess


"Identify the molecule" league #35. Molecule of the month (August). Prize: knowledge + 10 Hive + 200 STEM + 200 CCC + 200 PAL + 400 TMN

the winner will be announced tomorrow

("Identify the molecule" league #35. Molecule of the month (August). Prize: knowledge + 10 Hive + 200 STEM + 200 CCC + 200 PAL + 400 TMN)



Promotion of scientific knowledge will always be the main goal here, and the knowledge people acquire will always be the main prize here. But we also have some monetary bonuses.
As mentioned here
"Identify the molecule" contest. Upgrade (the league, additional bonuses and more)
if you win in the week’s stage, you can compete for the bigger bonuses in the “Molecule of the month” stage. And if you win in the latter stage, you get a chance to compete for the bigger bonuses in the “Molecule of the year” stage.

And you can see results of "Molecule of the month" stages below:

September/October
no winners. The league has been paused.

November
no winners

December
marcusantoniu26

January
no winners

February
no participants

March
professorbromide

April
bowess

May
no winners. The league has been paused.

June
no winners. The league has been paused.

July
delilhavores

August
will be announced tomorrow

("Identify the molecule" league #35. Molecule of the month (August). Prize: knowledge + 10 Hive + 200 STEM + 200 CCC + 200 PAL + 400 TMN)

So, we have 4 users (@marcusantoniu26, @professorbromide, @bowess, and @delilhavores)
who have won in the “Molecule of the month” stage and now have a chance to compete for the “Molecule of the Year” stage winner’s title and bonuses which for them are going to be:

100 Hive, 2000 STEM, 10000 CCC, 2000 PAL and 2000 TMN

For the rest of the users who will participate in the “Molecule of the Year” (and who haven’t won in the “Molecule of the month” stage) the bonuses are as follows:

20 Hive, 1000 STEM, 5000 CCC, 1000 PAL and 1000 TMN

I’d like to say “thanks” to all the users who participated and supported this contest/league.

I hope you have learnt something interesting/helpful while participating in the league.

I’ve learnt a lot )

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This sounds great! :)
Thank you for the mention and for your interest for the chemistry world, I think this is a very beautiful contest, one of the best here on Hive in my opinion.
Have a nice day! :)

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