Rare Disease Challenge RaDiChal

Rare Disease Challenge

It is known that there are more than 7000 rare diseases in the world. Treatment of many of these diseases caused by genetic problems is not available today. When these and such problems are observed, our RaDiChal founding director Dr. Cihan Taştan seek for a way out to individuals with rare diseases and to lead different studies in order to find a cure.

RaDiChal start up organizes international competitions for university teams, aiming to develop novel gene therapies for the thousands of the rare diseases.

RaDiChal is a HiDNA initiative platform. HiDNA Biotechnology Inc. is an Uskudar University Brainpark Business Incubation Center Initiative.



Rare Disease Challenge 2021 international intercollegiate rare disease genetic therapy competition details will be announced on February 28, Rare Diseases Day.

RaDiChal'20 Champions

       Champion of GSD Teams

       RaDiChal’20 Champion 

      Champion of SMA Teams

       Champion of FA Teams


Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Glycogen Storage Disease
Friedreich's Ataxia

Latest news

DoktorClub Award
DoktorClub Award
RaDiChal in the Bilim Hareketi

We celebrated our feast with RaDiChallenge teams on the subject of innovation and cooperation in the celebration program held on […]

Instagram live broadcast with Gen-Arel

We talked with Arel University Gen-Arel Club about the rare diseases genetic treatment competition RaDiChal (Rare Disease Challenge). Due to […]

We were at the International Biotechnology Congress

We will be at the International Biotechnology Congress, which took place in the Ottoman Archive Complex, between the dates of […]

Nadire (!) Dair
Nadire (!) Dair

BEEO, one of the RaDiChal competition teams, will talk with I. Emre Yağmur about rare diseases and glycogen storage disease […]

Patient and disease psychology

Regenes team, one of the RaDiChal competition teams, is organizing a nice event with Psychologist Cansu Taş in order to […]

Will young Turkish researchers find the treatment of diseases that no one can cure?

Timeless team, one of the RaDiChal contest teams, together with the False Pozitif team, released their podcast on rare diseases […]

Glycomisses Talks

Glycomisses team which is one of the RaDiChal competition teams talked together with Prof. Dr. Kamil Yalçın Polat about the […]

About RaDiChal 2020


RaDiChal 2020

Rare Disease Challenge (RaDiChal) inter-university rare diseases genetic treatment competition in the first year of its establishment:

Rare Diseases in RaDiChal'2020
Teams in RaDiChal'2020
Contestants in RaDiChal'2020
RaDiChal 21