From the competition page:
mRNA vaccines have taken the lead as the fastest vaccine candidates for COVID-19, but currently, they face key potential limitations. One of the biggest challenges right now is how to design super stable messenger RNA molecules (mRNA). Conventional vaccines (like your seasonal flu shots) are packaged in disposable syringes and shipped under refrigeration around the world, but that is not currently possible for mRNA vaccines.
This is super exciting because the competition could lead to the creation of more stable vaccine. For this reason, I can’t wait to see how Python libraries like Dash Bio, Biopython, Tensorflow and Pytorch will be used to help accelerate the development of those vaccines through interactive apps like this!