The Helyx Initiative

Science and research education for all.

Featured on Good Morning America!

Our founder, Andrew, was on GMA!

Pictures from recent workshops!


What we do

Bioinformatics Courses

Over 12,000 people around the world have registered for our free courses, learning topics from Biopython to gene expression analysis.

Science Workshops

Free workshops featuring researchers, youth scientists, women in STEM, and even a Nobel Laureate! Recordings on Youtube.

Bio-inspired Hackathons

Our biannual hackathons always have a theme of biology and bioinformatics. Students team up to code projects and win awesome prizes.

Research Conferences

Young scientists present their work in front of their peers at the annual International Youth Research Summit (IYRS) with the opportunity to win prizes for their research.

Research Journal

Annual student-reviewed and edited full-color research journal featuring selected papers by high school students.


Biweekly popular science podcast, featuring engaging guests such as a Jeopardy winner!

Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more.


A collection of articles that cover various interesting and current topics in science with a recognized Article of the Month every month.

Youtube Channel

Regular tutorials, webinars, interviews, and much more to guide you through the field of bioinformatics.

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The Helyx Initiative is proud to support:

Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, Summer Science Program, Ocean Discovery Institute, Salk Institute, San Diego Natural History Museum, Fleet Science Center, the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, Sally Ride Science, and many more!

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