This year’s BioVis contests center around RNA. The Design challenge poses the question of how to best represent RNA structural uncertainty and evolution. The Data Analysis challenge asks whether you can figure out the structural, or other physical properties that predispose some individuals towards disease, or health. For more information, see the BioVis challenge video and visit the BioVis website. The submission deadline is May 1st, 2015. BioVis 2015 will be held as part of ISMB 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
Posted by VIZBI on 11, February, 2015
The paper deadline for BioVis 2015 (http://biovis.net/, July 10-11) – the 5th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization – closes soon. Original contributions are invited on all aspects of visualization in biology, from molecular to cell, tissue, organism and population biology. In addition to full scientific papers, BioVis also invites scientific posters, participation in a data contest, or in a design contest. BioVis 2015 brings together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics, and biology communities with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and engaging visualization researchers in problems in biological data visualization as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research. It will be co-located with the ISMB/ECCB conference in Dublin, Ireland.
Posted by Jim on 7, February, 2015
The early bird registration for VIZBI is closing after today, 7th of February 2015. Have you decided which two from the twelve tutorials you’ll sign up for this year? Below is a brief reminder of what’s on offer.
In the morning session of the VIZBI 2015 tutorial day you can choose from the following six tutorials:
Among the afternoon’s six offerings you can find single tool/group tutorials as well as three thematic tutorials, which combine tools developed by different groups. Like above, clicking on each title will take you to the tutorial description on the program page.
Genomes in 3D Juicebox, TADKit and Genome3D
Neva C. Durand, Jim Robinson, Mike Goodstadt, Marc A. Marti-Renom, Jim Zheng and Jijun Tang
Reuse, develop and share biological visualisation with BioJS
Manuel Corpas, Tatyana Goldberg, Guy Yachdav, Sebastian Wilzbach and David Dao
Spatially realistic single-cell models from high-content microscopy data
Jacob Czech, Greg Johnson, Bálint Antal and José Juan Tapia
Garuda – The way biology connects
Samik Ghosh, Hiroaki Kitano and Yukiko Matsuoka
Posted by VIZBI on 6, February, 2015
We’ve had a couple of changes to the program since the first announcement of the tutorials available on the VIZBI 2015 tutorial day (Tuesday 25th March).
The two changes are in the afternoon session: Unfortunately, the IGB tutorial due to be given by Ann Loraine will not now take place, so sorry to disappoint if you were looking forward to getting into some in-depth discussion with the creators of that great tool. Jeremy Goecks and the other Galaxy folk have also had to pull out from the joint tutorial on employing galaxy, Ginkgo and UCSC Xena for single cell sequencing and functional genomics.
Stay tuned for some more details about the tutorials, and see the VIZBI 2015 program for full descriptions.
Posted by VIZBI on 5, February, 2015
PhenoPlot – a tool for visualizing cellular imaging data that won Best Scientific Poster Award at VIZBI 2014 – has recently been published in Nature Communications by Heba Sailem and colleagues. PhenoPLot is an open source Matlab toolbox and GUI that enables intuitive visualization of multidimensional data from thousands of cellular images. It uses a flexible, glyph-based approach to visually depict up to 21 variables that characterize cellular structure. The concepts employed in Phenoplot can be extended to many other phenotypic datasets such as those describing tissues, or organisms such as worm or zebrafish. PhenoPlot can also be used for science communication and outreach.
Posted by VIZBI on 4, February, 2015
Today (Feb. 4) at 4:30pm Canberra time you can join a live video steam covering the premiere screening of two stunning new biomedical animations from Maja Divjak and Chris Hammang – both trained by world-renowned animator Drew Berry. The event will be opened by Iann Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist. After the event, a recording of the event and the animations will be on YouTube. Details at http://vizbi.org/plus/events/. After the event, the animations are available at http://vizbi.org/plus/.
Posted by VIZBI on 3, February, 2015
Aquaria is a web resource for biologists that simplifies the process of gaining insight from protein structures. To coincide with the publication of Aquaria in this month’s Nature Methods by O’Donoghue and co-workers, the Aquaria team are hosting a webinar today that shows how it can be used to gain insight into protein function. Details at http://aquaria.ws/launch. Aquaria will also be at VIZBI 2015 as part of a combined tutorial on 3D structures with the Chimera team.
Posted by VIZBI on 30, January, 2015
Two updates re. VIZBI 2015: First, the early registration deadline has been extended to February 7, 23:59 PST. Second, the program for the tutorial day has been finalised, now including 13 compelling tutorials to choose from. The tutorial rooms have limited capacity, so book soon to ensure your place.
Posted by jules on 23, January, 2015
One of the keynotes at VIZBI 2015 will be given by John T. Stasko, a pioneer in the fields of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics. John is currently Professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech; his research interests cover a wide range of topics including theoretical foundations of visualisation, interaction, and evaluation. With over 125 research articles, numerous best paper awards, and multiple organisational activities, John has played a major role in establishing Information Visualization and Visual Analytics as research areas of their own. His lab has developed several widely used systems, especially the Jigsaw tool for analysing document collections, which has been featured by various media.
Posted by VIZBI on 19, January, 2015
VIZBI 2015 will take place March 25-27 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA. It features 21 invited talks, posters and lightning talks from all participants, and 12 half-day tutorials. Remote participation is possible, and there are opportunities to promote your organization. Early registration closes 31 January 2015.
Posted by VIZBI on 9, December, 2014
As with previous years, VIZBI 2015 (at the Broad Institute, USA) will be preceded by a tutorial day prior to the main meeting. The tutorial day (March 24, 2015) gives delegates the opportunity to learn about key methods and to gain hands-on experience with a variety of tools for visualizing biological data.
Running a tutorial can be an excellent opportunity to showcase your work. Tutors will also receive $40/student, equal to a third of the tutorial registration fee. Based on past experience, tutorials covering topical or widely-used tools and methods are likely to be well received, as are tutorials on principles of either data visualization or user experience design.
Please complete the tutorial proposal form, by 11.59 PST on December 28, 2014. Applicants will be notified on December 31, 2014.
We look forward to seeing your proposals!
Posted by VIZBI on 26, September, 2014
Art Meets Science 2014 (at MDI Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor Maine, USA, 1 July 1 – 30 September, 2014) features work from 43 artists exploring a wide variety of biological themes. Tours of the exhibit will be available by only reservation – call +1 207-288-3147).
Body Image (at UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia – 6 September to 8 November, 2014) features visualisations of complex scientific and biomedical data that arise from collaborations between artists and medical scientists – including VIZBI participants Drew Berry, Chris Hammang, and Kate Patterson. The exhibition takes viewers on enthralling visual journeys inside the human body, discovering aspects of blood flow, organ and cellular behaviour.