Archive for January, 2012

Manuel Lima’s ‘Visual Complexity’ book

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

In case you missed it, late last year the book Visual Complexity appeared from Manuel Lima (VIZBI 2011 keynote speaker), and has been very well received.

Drew Berry’s ‘Hollow’ video

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

A few months ago, Drew Berry released a video with the musician Björk for her song ‘Hollow’ from the album ‘Biophilia’. The video features a beautiful collection of cellular and molecular animations, smoothly zooming between scales, plus a homage to the fruit portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. I highly recommend tracking down the ‘Hollow’ video – it’s great for engaging friends and colleagues; you can probably find it on YouTube, but it is best viewed on an iPad or iPhone, where it has been released as part of the Biophilia app. You can access a preview of the video here.

E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Last week, Apple announced several upcoming iPad textbooks that promise a new level of engagement and interactivity: one of the books – E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth – is being lead by Gaël McGill (VIZBI 2011 speaker and VIZBI 2012 tutor) together with Drew Berry (VIZBI 2011 keynote speaker) as animation director.

Some CPP fellowships still available

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

For participants facing financial difficulties, a limited number of fellowships are still available that effectively provide free registration. The remaining fellowships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, you must submit a poster and application letter – see the CPP section of the VIZBI registration page for details.

Last day for VIZBI 2012 early registration

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

As VIZBI 2012 draws nearer, a quick reminder that early registration closes at midnight today (January 29) in any time zone. After this date, registration costs €50 more.

VIZBI 2012 early registration closes soon!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A quick reminder that early registration for VIZBI 2012 closes in just under three weeks: the deadline is midnight on January 29 in any time zone. After this date, registration costs €50 more. The deadline for poster submission is 26 February 2012.

Last day for free registration at VIZBI 2012

Friday, January 6th, 2012

For VIZBI 2012, a limited number of free registrations are offered to students via the EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme. To be eligible, students need to submit a poster for VIZBI 2012 before January 7 at 12 noon UTC/GMT. For details, see here.

Last call for ISMB 2012 papers on biovis

Friday, January 6th, 2012

A quick reminder that next Friday, January 13 is the deadline for submitting your work on Biological Data Visualization or Bioimaging to the upcoming Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) in Long Beach, California (USA) July 15-17, 2012. Presenters of accepted papers are given a 20-minute speaking slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in the conference schedule. Accepted papers will be published in an online part of the journal Bioinformatics, resulting in fully citable articles indexed by Medline and ISI. More information about ISMB paper submission is at: