VIZBI 2019 in Gigascience

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 9, April, 2019

VIZBI 2019 was featured in a recent blog from Gigascience Database! GigaScience Data Scientist Chris Armit was at VIZBI 2019 and has provided a detailed summary of highlights that were showcased over the 3-day meeting. You can read the article here: http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/visualising-biological-data-vizbi/

VIZBI X 2019 Autodesk Award for Best Art and Biology Image

Posted by VIZBI on 5, April, 2019

The image selected by VIZBI X delegates for the VIZBI 2019 Autodesk award for best Art and Biology award was Chromosome Segregation by Beata Edyta Mierzwa of The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA. Beata was awarded a 3 year subscription to commercial Autodesk Maya (worth over US$4,000).

VIZBI 2019 Scientific Poster – Runner-up Award

Posted by VIZBI on 4, April, 2019

The award for Runner-up Scientific Poster at VIZBI 2019 was won by ‘Visualizing the tree of science‘, presented by Andreas Harmuth, Mike Bogetofte Barnkob, and Lars Rønn Olsen from the Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark. Congratulations to the team! They receive an Amazon gift voucher generously provided by the EMBL courses and conference office.

Winner of VIZBI 2019 Best Scientific Poster Award

Posted by VIZBI on 3, April, 2019

The award for Best Scientific Poster at VIZBI 2019 was won by ‘Communicating Scientific Concepts Through Art‘, presented by Beata Edyta Mierzwa from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University of California San Diego in La Jolla, USA. Congratulations Beata! She receives a PeerJ Award, which includes a free publication and blog entry to be featured on PeerJ. She also wins an Amazon gift voucher generously provided by the EMBL courses and conference office.

Less than 24 hours to submit posters and Art of Biology images for VIZBI 2019!

Posted by VIZBI on 5, March, 2019

All VIZBI delegates can submit a poster and lightning talk describing their work using the link provided during registration. We also invite submissions for the VIZBI 2019 Art and Biology evening, when the compelling images created by VIZBI delegates will be unveiled. Due to popular request, we extended the deadline for submissions until 4th March, so if you are planning to submit, you don’t have much time !

Posters and Art and Biology images from this year’s meeting will be published online at the VIZBI poster gallery. The best poster(s) and Art and Biology images will be selected by popular vote from VIZBI 2019 delegates, and the winners announced during the closing session on 15th March. This year, the best VIZBI Art and Biology submissions will be awarded either the Autodesk prize: a three-year subscription to Autodesk Maya (non-transferable, valued at $4,410 USD), or a VIZBI 2019 EMBL cash prize. Scientific Poster winners will receive a VIZBI EMBL cash prize, and have the opportunity to be selected for the VIZBI PeerJ Poster Award, which entitles the winner to submit their work for free as an open access, featured publication at PeerJ.

For details on how to submit your work see your VIZBI 2019 registration confirmation email and the VIZBI 2019 poster page. The deadline for upload is March 4 at 23:00 PST.

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Registration deadline has been extended

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 7, February, 2019

The deadline for registration for VIZBI 2019 has been extended to Friday 15th February, 2019. VIZBI 2019 will take place March 13-15 at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. The 2019 meeting marks the 10th Anniversary of VIZBI, and features 21 invited talks, posters and lightning talks from participants. If you are interested in sponsorship, a range of sponsorship options are also available. Register here.

Keynote Speaker: Moritz Stefaner

Posted by VIZBI on 11, January, 2019

Moritz Stefaner works as a ‘Truth and Beauty Operator’ on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. His work balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. He has worked with clients like the OECD, Google News Lab, Salesforce, Deutsche Bahn and the Max Planck Research Society, and his work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica and the Max Planck Science Gallery. He has co-authored books for publishers like O’Reilly and Springer and has spoken and lectured on numerous occasions on the topic of information visualization.

Keynote Speaker: Janet Iwasa

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 10, January, 2019

Prof. Janet Iwasa is a data visualization expert and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Utah, renowned for her contributions to molecular and cellular visualizations. She and her team use animation to illustrate the molecular mechanisms behind biological processes and disease. Her work has been featured in numerous scientific journals including Nature, Science, and Cell, as well as the New York Times. Janet Iwasa has worked on biological visualizations as a Faculty Member at Harvard Medical School, and has also been honored as a TED Senior Fellow.

Keynote Speaker: Hadley Wickham

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 9, January, 2019

Prof. Hadley Wickham is a Chief Scientist at RStudio, and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Auckland, Stanford University, and Rice University. He builds tools (computational and cognitive) that make data science easier, faster, and more fun. He is best known for his development of open-source statistical analysis software packages for R that implement logics of data visualization and data transformation. His packages and writing are known for advocating a tidy data approach to data import, analysis and modelling methods.

VIZBI 2019 Keynotes and Plenary Speakers

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 8, January, 2019

We are pleased to announce the complete speaker lineup for VIZBI 2019. These world-leading researchers will showcase visualizations transforming how life scientists view data.

Keynotes: Hadley WickhamJanet IwasaMortiz Stefaner.

DNA: Andy YatesKay NieseltPhillippe Collas.

RNA: Charlotte SonesonIrmtraud MeyerWolfgang Huber.

Proteins: Marc BaadenDavid SehnalPeijun Zhang.

Cellular Systems: Lucy CollinsonJurgen CoxLoic Royer.

Tissues & Organisms: Dogu TeberScott Waddell.

Populations & Ecosystems: Jessica-Xin HuStephen Leslie.

Autodesk Art & Biology Award

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 14, December, 2018

In 2019, VIZBI will return to Heidelberg. As in previous years, we are happy to announce the Art & Biology Award! We are looking for the most visually compelling and artistically-inspired image to be featured at the VIZBI poster gallery. Each VIZBI 2019 participant is eligible in contributing to this challenge. Submitted images may be part of a research project, a visual sketch describing future perspectives, or renderings for posters – there are many possibilities! The winner will receive €150 cash and a three-year subscription to Autodesk Maya (valued at $4,410 USD). Maya is widely used for creating interactive 3D applications, video games, animated film, TV series, and visual effects. This generous prize is offered to participants from academics and industry alike, but cannot be resold. The Art & Biology entries will be presented in the conference during the Art & Biology evening on Thursday 14th March. The winner will be announced on 15th March during the closing session. For details see the VIZBI 2019 poster page. The deadline for upload is February 27 at 23:00 PST.

EMBL Corporate Partnership Program Fellowships – Deadline approaching!

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 5, December, 2018

The deadline for applications for EMBL Corporate Partnership Program Fellowships is fast approaching on 14 December.

To apply, you must first create an account with the EMBL registration system, then submit an abstract (250 words max.) for the poster you will present, and provide answers to all other questions in the application form.

To submit the fellowship application, please use the Fellowship Application Link. You will be able to edit your registration details and abstract until the closing of the fellowship submissions (14 December 2018).

EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowships

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 16, November, 2018

A limited number of fellowships are available to eligible students and researchers. To apply, you must first create an account with the EMBL registration system, then submit an abstract (250 words max.) for the poster you will present, and provide answers to all other questions in the application form.

To submit a fellowship application, please use the Fellowship Application Link. You will be able to edit your registration details and abstract until the closing of the fellowship submissions (14 December 2018).

VIZBI 2019 Registration now open

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 2, October, 2018

VIZBI 2019 will take place March 13-15 at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. The 2019 meeting marks the 10th Anniversary of VIZBI, and features 21 invited talks, posters and lightning talks from participants. If you are interested in sponsorship, a range of sponsorship options are also available.

The EMBO Workshop on Visualising Biological Data (VIZBI 2019) program is now online

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 20, September, 2018

The program for the EMBO Workshop on Visualising Biological Data (VIZBI 2019) is now available. The meeting takes place March 13-15 at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, and marks the 10th Anniversary of VIZBI. The 2019 meeting features keynotes from Hadley Wickham, Janet Iwasa, and Moritz Stefaner plus talks from 18 leading researchers, reviewing how data visualization is transforming life science research.

New paper in Annual Review of Biomedical Data

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 9, July, 2018

Our team have published a review entitled “Visualization of Biomedical Data.’ In this review, we summarize key principles and resources for data visualization, that help to address today’s challenges in communication and clinical practice. We also outline the ongoing initiatives aimed at improving visualization practices in biomedical research. These include development of new tools, peer-to-peer learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration between computer scientists, science communicators, and graphic designers. Such changes in visualisation methods are completely revolutionizing the way that we see and think about our data.

Read the full review here.

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VIZBI 2019: Save the Date

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 25, June, 2018

We are excited to announce that the next EMBO Workshop on ‘Visualizing Biological Data’ (VIZBI 2019) will take place from 13-15 March 2019.

This will be the 10th annual international meeting on this topic and, appropriately, will take place where VIZBI began – at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany.

We plan to celebrate our 10th anniversary with several special activities, including talks from previous speakers, where they will share perspectives on how visualization has evolved over the past decade to drive advancements in their fields.

We hope you can join us for this special event. In the meantime, please mark the VIZBI 2019 dates in your calendars!

Winner of Best Scientific Poster Award 2018

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 6, April, 2018

The award for Best Scientific Poster at VIZBI 2018 was won by ‘Visual Storytelling in Mechanobiology‘, a collaborative work by Diego Pitta de Araujo, Steven Wolf, Andrew Wong, Sruti Jagannathan, Wei Ting Melanie Lee, Lakshmi Ramachandran, Kyaw Tun, Jean-Francois Rupprecht, and Michael Sheetz. The team are based at the National University of Singapore and also at Columbia University, USA. Congratulations to the team – they receive a one-year subscription to Clarafi, a scientific visualisation portal offering high quality video training, resources, and tools to support those interested in improving their skills.

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Winner of best Art & Biology submission

Posted by Renecia Lowe on 6, April, 2018

This year, the prize for best Art and Biology submission went to Kyle McClary and Trisha Williams (The Bridge Institute at USC, USA) for their artwork ‘The World in a Cell‘. This work questions what we can learn about the human cell by analogy to complex urban systems, and how we might rethink the future of cities by studying cells. The Association of Medical Illustrators has awarded a 5 minute speaking slot at their Annual Conference in Boston this June, with special discount registration. artand bio

Today & tomorrow in New York: VIZBI Showcase & Masterclass

Posted by VIZBI on 3, April, 2018

There are still a few tickets left for both VIZBI Showcase: Science Reimagined (Today, 6:00-7:30 p.m.) and the Data Visualization Masterclass (Tomorrow, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Both events take place at the New York Genome Center (101 Ave Of The Americas, New York, NY 10013). Email contact@vizbi.org if you have any queries.

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