PLEX for GOOD and Project Discovery Phase Three | EVE Online

PLEX for GOOD and Project Discovery Phase Three

2020-06-15 - By The EVE Development Team

Pioneering Capsuleers,

The PLEX for GOOD collection for COVID-19 has been an incredible success, resulting in one of the largest amounts collected by EVE Capsuleers for any good cause to date! The collection period came to an end on 11 June at 11:00 UTC, with the EVE community raising a staggering $135,550!

Endorsed by the President of Iceland and contributed to by many many Capsuleers, the funds from this PLEX for GOOD collection will be going to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS).

As one initiative ends, another popular campaign returns for its third installment; it's time for Project Discovery again! You are invited to join the growing ranks of Capsuleers who have contributed to real world science through a mini-game within EVE Online, the results of which will assist in the understanding of how our bodies react to pathogens.

The newest iteration of Project Discovery allows you to analyze data produced by flow cytometers. Using a tracing tool, you will draw polygons around clusters of cells. In doing so, you will participate in analyzing COVID-19 data, as well as other related flow cytometry charts, which will help scientists understand better how our immune systems are impacted by this novel coronavirus.

Specifically, you will be demarcating different cell populations present in blood. That data will provide information about how infections and other factors impact immune systems. Your polygons aid scientists in understanding how different cell populations and types are altered through infection.

Log in to EVE Online and check out the detailed in-game Project Discovery tutorial for full details of how to participate and begin aiding the cause of real science once more!