Visualisation is increasingly important in life science as data grows rapidly in volume and complexity. The VIZBI initiative is an international conference series bringing together researchers developing and using computational visualisation to address a broad range of biological research areas; the conference also attracts participation from medical illustrators, graphic designers, and graphic artists. VIZBI is held annually, alternating between Europe and the USA.

To help life scientists benefit from VIZBI, videos & slides from talks at previous meetings are available, as are posters. The VIZBI community have also produced a special issue of Nature Methods, with reviews that provide practical guidelines on current methods and tools for visualizing biological data. In addition to the annual conference, we organize VIZBI Showcase events (formely 'VizbiPlus'), highlighting how visualization is being used to communicate hypotheses about complex biological phenomena.

VIZBI 2022 - the 12th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data, will take place March 16–18. Primarily, VIZBI 2022 will run as a online event, however it will be synchronized with a limited-capacity live event based at the University of Southern California's Bridge Institute in Los Angeles, USA.