Archive for April, 2017

Early registration closing soon

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Note that early registration for VIZBI 2017 closes April 21, 23:59 CET. To secure your ticket before prices rise, go to the VIZBI registration page.

VizbiPlus Exhibit: A showcase of science-inspired artwork

Monday, April 17th, 2017

This event will feature an exhibit of original artwork inspired by a series of scientific stories. The artwork will be selected from submissions made to the VizbiPlus Challenge, a competition created to encourage local artists to draw from science to produce original, engaging and insightful new work. The event is the result of a new collaboration between the Spunky Bruiser Store and the VIZBI lab from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and CSIRO.

VizbiPlus: Bridging science with art, design & animation

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The event will feature a keynote presentation from an internationally recognized scientific artist; the unveiling of winners from a national art and science competition designed to engage the creative community. We aim to make this event the premier hub to connect the scientific and creative communities and bolster these fields by fostering creativity and innovation. VizbiPlus is happening on 12 June 2017 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Credits: Deborah Szapiro; background art from Drew Berry

BioVis 2017 in Prague, July 24

Monday, April 10th, 2017

We are excited to share that BioVis 2017 will be part of the ISMB/ECCB 2017 conference held on July 24 in Prague, Czech Republic. The BioVis meetings aim to educate, inspire, and engage bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research and visualization researchers in problems in biological data visualisation. Find out how to participate at:

The BioVis and VIZBI meetings are quite complimentary: BioVis
features a full paper track – typical for computer science meetings – while
the VIZBI lacks a paper track, instead having a format more typical for meetings in the life sciences.


VIZBI 2017 Speaker Lineup

Friday, April 7th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the complete speaker lineup for VIZBI 2017. These 21 world-leading researchers will showcase visualizations transforming how life scientists view data.

Keynotes: Daniel Keim, Drew Berry, Tamara Munzner. DNA: Christian Stolte, Hector Corrada Bravo, Jim Zheng. RNA: Yue Wan, David Powell, Davis McCarthy. Proteins: Jane Richardson, Alexander Rose, Michael Landsberg. Cells: Brenda Andrews, Sean Humphrey, Lars Juhl Jensen. Tissues: Siobhan Braybrook, John McGhee, Caroline Rae. Populations: Aaron Darling, Elena Naumova, David Raubenheimer.


VIZBI early registration extended

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Some of you may have had difficulties accessing the VIZBI website, due to recent server problems that are now fixed. As a result, we have extended the deadline for early registration to April 21. If you continue to experience difficulties accessing, please contact us.

Early registration closing soon

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Registration for the main conference is closing on 7 April 2017. The conference registration fee includes admission, conference materials, meals, drinks, and coffee breaks. Visit the registration page for more details.

VIZBI 2017 Speaker: Jane Richardson

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Jane Richardson is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Duke University, USA. She developed the Richardson diagram, ribbon diagram, method of representing the 3D structure of proteins. Together with Prof. David Richardson, they established the Richardson Labs and their goal is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the 3D structures of proteins, including their description, determinants, folding, evolution, and control. This has now been broadened to include RNA structures. Their approaches include structural bioinformatics, macromolecular crystallography, molecular graphics, analysis of structures, and methods development, currently, focused on the improvement of structural accuracy.

Jane Richardson