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13th October 2020
Competition Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Beat The Pathologist - a brand new pathology competition for young people which took place over the summer.

Organised by PathLAKE, the Beat The Pathologist competition is aimed at school children to show them the type of work pathologists do to diagnose diseases, and how pathology is being transformed as it moves increasingly to a digital platform.

Entrants were encouraged to complete different levels in the competition, each level getting progressively harder. Four types of tumour had to be identified; positive and negative tumour cells and positive and negative non-tumour cells. This activity mirrors the annotation activities the pathologist undertakes when developing algorithms and AI solutions for digital pathology applications.

Our winners are:

Age category: Up to Year 6

  • 1st: Henry Loveland (Cuddington & Dinton C of E School)
  • 2nd: Mohamed Yahie (Tiffin School)

Age category: Year 7 to 11

  • 1st: Zakaria Aden (Upton Court Grammar School)
  • 2nd: Yahya Aden (Upton Court Grammar School)

Organiser, Professor Clare Verrill of Oxford University and part of the PathLAKE project said: "We are delighted to have so many people take part in our first competition and congratulate everyone who entered.

Pathologists use their extensive medical knowledge to identify and diagnose disease processes that help determine the management and care for patients. It is a fascinating area of medicine and so to have this amount of engagement from students from primary school to sixth form is excellent. Maybe some of our entrants will be our pathologist of the future!"

Beat The Pathologist competition opens for the second round on Saturday 17 October. To find out more and to enter, visit the website


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