Archive for February, 2012

NVIDIA Best Poster Award for VIZBI 2012

Monday, February 20th, 2012

We have just confirmed NVIDIA as our latest bronze sponsor, joining Amira and Bitplane, together with our silver sponsor Autodesk. NVIDIA have generously donated a very attractive prize that will be awarded to the best poster at VIZBI 2012: their Quadro 6000 professional video card. One of the world’s fastest GPUs, this card can render 1.3 billion triangles per second, and retails for US$4,999. If you are looking for some extra motivation to improve your VIZBI poster before the submission deadline this weekend, check out these videos demonstrating how the Quadro 6000 can produceĀ photorealistic, interactive 3D scenes as well asĀ detailed, interactive biomedical animations.

2011 Visualization Challenge winners

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Winners of the annual International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge have just been announced. Outstanding entries featuring biological visualisation include: a video from Graham Johnson (VIZBI 2012 speaker), Andrew Noske, and Bradley Marsh showing a system for interactively visualising cellular compartments (1st Place and People’s Choice); a photograph from Bryan Jones showing a mouse eye with colouring used to highlight 70 distinct cell types (1st Place); a 3D illustration from Andrew Noske, Thomas Deerinck, Horng Ou, and Clodagh O’Shea showing mitosis (People’s Choice); and a poster from Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Alexander Kovalevsky, and Anastasya Bakulina showing the Ebola virus (honourable mention).