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Second annual JBC Methods Madness tournament begins next week

Make your prediction by Sunday for a chance to win a $100 gift card
Anand Rao
March 11, 2021

Calling all scientists! The Journal of Biological Chemistry’s second annual Methods Madness tournament is here.

Last year’s tournament came down to the wire with #TeamCryo scraping by #TeamMassSpec to be crowned the first ever #JBCMethodsMadness champion. Can #TeamCryo repeat this year? Will #TeamMassSpec get revenge? Will both be upset by a new contender? Now is your chance to decide who makes it through.

The madness begins on Monday. (See tournament schedule below). Submit your bracket by Sunday for a chance to win a $100 gift card. 

Round 1: The Scientific 16

Vote for your favorite methods by participating in polls posted by @jbiolchem.

Monday, March 15

9 a.m. – #TeamMassSpec vs. #TeamFRET

2 p.m. – #TeamImmuno vs. #TeamXRC

Tuesday, March 16

9 a.m. – #TeamCryo vs. #TeamMachine

2 p.m. – #TeamiPSC vs. #TeamLiveCell

Wednesday, March 17

9 a.m. – #TeamPCR vs. #TeamChroma

2 p.m. – #TeamCloning vs. #TeamNMR

Thursday, March 18

9 a.m. – #TeamCRISPR vs. #TeamSuperRes

2 p.m. – #TeamOmics vs. #TeamOpto

All times Eastern.

A note about JBC methods

It's well known that science progresses by building on the shoulders of those who came before. That's especially true for papers that report new tools — genetic constructs, small molecules, model organisms, etc. — that can be directly used by colleagues to jump-start a new project or resolve a technical hurdle. And at JBC, our high standards for rigor and reproducibility mean that readers can trust published tools to work as promised.

— Lila Gierasch, JBC editor-in-chief

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