Archive for February, 2018

Data Visualisation Keynote: Anders Ynnerman

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

The VIZBI 2018 keynote address on data visualisation principles will be given by Prof. Anders Ynnerman. Andres is currently chair of scientific visualization at Linking University; he is also director of the Norrköping Visualization Centre C, one of the leading Nordic institutions in computer graphics and visualization. His research is focused on the visualisation of large scale and complex data sets via the use of volume rendering and multi-modal interaction. To learn more about his work, you can watch his TEDx talk on Visualizing the medical data explosion.

Extended deadline for early registrations & poster upload

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Due to network interruptions, we have now extended the deadline for the early registration discount to February 28. After this date, all conference tickets increase by $150. Note that the poster upload deadline has also been extended to March 7.

Early registration closing soon

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Note that early registration for VIZBI 2018 closes February 23, 23:00 CET. To secure your ticket before prices rise, go to the VIZBI registration page.

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VIZBI 2018 Keynotes and Plenary Speakers

Friday, February 9th, 2018

We are pleased to announce the complete speaker lineup for VIZBI 2018. These 21 world-leading researchers will showcase visualizations transforming how life scientists view data.

Keynotes: Kim Goodwill, Drew Berry, Anders Ynnerman. DNA: Marcin Imielinski, Aaron Wong, Nils Gehlenborg. RNA: Joanna Trylska, Eric Lecuyer, Kristin Ardlie. Proteins: Ivan Viola, Jodie Jenkinson, Sameer Velankar. Cells: Bree Aldridge, Devin Sullivan, Scooter Morris. Tissues: Richard Smith, Lydia Gregg, James Michaelson. Populations: Antonio González Peña, Daniel Janies, Patrick Chain.

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Data Visualization Masterclass 2018 (Cambridge, MA)

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

In conjunction with VIZBI 2018, we are excited to announce the Data Visualization Masterclass, a one-day tour of state-of-the-art methods, taught by internationally acknowledged experts in data visualization happening on Tuesday, March 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel (~10 mins walk from the Broad Institute). The masterclass will teach you the principles and practices for turning data into insightful visualizations that tell compelling stories. The class is for anyone working with data, including communicators, scientists, programmers, designers, and visual artists. The masterclass will feature highly acclaimed international speakers: Kim Goodwin and Drew Berry.

Data Visualization Masterclass

VIZBI 2018 program online

Monday, February 5th, 2018

The VIZBI 2018 program is now online: this year’s meeting at the Broad Institute features keynotes on user experience design, visual communication of biology, and data visualization principles from Kim Goodwin, Drew Berry, and Anders Ynnerman. In addition, talks from 18 leading researchers will review how data visualization is being used to transform key areas of research in the life sciences. Sign up soon to take advantage of the early registration discount, which closes February 23.
VIZBI 2018 poster