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Contest: AI-ARThritis Visualizing Rheumatoid Arthritis by Artificial Intelligence

The winner: Alessandro De Giorgi, CNR Nanotec – Lecce 

A helping hand from Research to fight rheumatoid arthritis

Description: Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term auto-immune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, usually affecting hands and feet. Today, there is no cure for such this condition; nevertheless, with the help of research, we will be able to lend a hand and help those who suffer from it. (created using DALL-E)

The Call:

Calling all enthusiasts of biomedicine, cell biology, and bioengineering! Are you passionate about leveraging the power of artificial intelligence for a good cause? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

We cordially invite you to participate in our contest by submitting AI-created images that are somehow related to Rheumatoid Arthritis. These images can be illustrative or iconographic representations of the disease, its impact on patients’ lives, or even depict potential cures. Each image should have a concise title (up to 60 characters) and a brief, easily understandable description (up to 300 characters).

You are welcome to submit up to three pictures, preferably in landscape orientation and with a minimum resolution of 150 dpi (uncompressed format). There are several free AI tools available that can assist you in creating these images, such as OpenAI’s DALL-E, DeepArt, and RunwayML. Feel free to explore and utilize these tools to enhance your artistic creations.

Please ensure your contributions are sent together with your author details (name, surname, institution, email address) to no later than the 10th of July, 24:00 CEST. Kindly use “AI-ARThritis” as the subject line of your email.

A panel of experts, comprising members of the FLAMIN-GO consortium, will evaluate all submissions based on their informational value and aesthetic impact. The accompanying description will also be taken into consideration during the evaluation process. The results of the contest will be published on the websites and in mid-July.

Awards: 1st Place: 250 EUR 2nd Place: 150 EUR 3rd Place: 150 EUR

If your pictures meet the required format and quality standards, we would like to request your permission to display them on the Flamin-GO and ZnC web pages, as well as their respective social media accounts. The final decision will be made in collaboration with the authors.

For further details or inquiries, please reach out to us at We look forward to your valuable contributions and thank you for your interest in this initiative.

Congratulation to Alessandro De Giorgi from The University of Salento for receiving the 1st price.