17 November 2016
Last night, Research Australia hosted its annual awards night in celebration of those who have helped further Australian health and medical research excellence.
Garvan is glad to report that the DreamLab app received a highly commended acknowledgement for the inaugural Data Innovation Award.
The Data Innovation Award recognises an individual or organisation’s inventive data interpretation for the benefit of health and medical research.
DreamLab is an Android smartphone app that gives Australians the power to help fast track a cure for cancer while they sleep, developed by Garvan researchers and the Vodafone Foundation.
DreamLab works by pooling the processing power of mobile devices to create the nation’s first smartphone supercomputer for cancer research. For our researchers, DreamLab not only provides free access to a crucial computing resource, it also speeds up the research. We estimate that with 100,000 users, researchers will be able to crunch data approximately 3,000 times faster than the current rate.
Garvan is pleased that DreamLab has been commended in this way, and congratulates all the nominees and award winners from the Research Australia Awards.