EMBO Conference Series: Visualizing Biological Data (vizbi)

Venue: EMBL

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Event Date/Time: Mar 04, 2014 End Date/Time: Mar 07, 2014
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2014
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VIZBI 2014, the 5th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data - and the second in a series of EMBO conferences - will be held 5-7 March 2014 at the EMBL-Heidelberg in Germany. VIZBI brings together scientists, illustrators, and designers actively using or developing computational visualization to study a diverse range of biological data.

The conference features 21 invited talks that review the state-of-the-art and challenges in visualizing data from genomes, transcripts, proteins, cells, organisms, and populations. Prior to the meeting (4 March), there will also tutorials on several visualization tools.

All VIZBI 2014 participants have the opportunity to present a poster describing their work. Just before your poster session, you will be given about 60 seconds to briefly introduce yourself and your poster to all VIZBI participants (details ).

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and places are limited. If you cannot join us in Heidelberg, you have the option of virtual registration, which allows participation via streaming video and chat. A limited number of CPP Registration Fellowships are available that effectively allow free registration, for details see the registration page.

Key Dates

1 November 2013: Deadline for Tutorial proposals 9 December 2013: CPP registration fellowship deadline 31 January 2014: Deadline for normal registration 15 February 2014: Deadline for upload of abstract, lightning talk and poster images 2 March 2014: Deadline for virtual participant registration


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Confirmed Speakers  

Jeffrey Heer, U. Washington, USA, Data Visualization Principles Keynote 05/03/2014

Bang Wong, Broad Institute, USA, Communicating Science Visually Keynote 06/03/2014

Sheelagh Carpendale, U. Calgary, Canada, Usability & Computer Interfaces Keynote 07/03/2014

Jan Aerts, U. Leuven, Belgium, Visualizing Genomic Variation, Genomics 05/03/2014

Justin Paschall, EBI, UK, Genome Visualization & User Needs Genomics 05/03/2014

Nuria Lopez-Bigas, U. Pompeu Fabra, Spain, Biomedical Genomics Data Genomics 05/03/2014

Yoseph Barash, U. Pennsylvania, USA, Visualizing splicing changes & their causes Transcriptomics 05/03/2014

Eduardo Eyras, U. Pompeu Fabra, Spain, RNA regulation in splicing and cancer Transcriptomics 05/03/2014

Mihaela Zavolan, U. Basel, Switzerland, Dynamics of miRNA-mediated gene regulation Transcriptomics 05/03/2014

Marc A. Marti-Renom, CNAG, Spain, Structure of Chromatin & Whole Chromosomes Proteins & Mesoscale Structures 06/03/2014

Andreas Prlic, PDSC, USA, Multiscale Visualization of Protein Assemblies Proteins & Mesoscale Structures 06/03/2014

Christine Orengo, UCL, UK, Protein Domains & Assemblies Proteins & Mesoscale Structures 06/03/2014

Tom Freeman, U. Edinburgh, UK, Language of Pathways Systems & Cellular Data 06/03/2014

Robert F. Murphy, Freiburg IAS & Carnegie Mellon U., USA, Cellular Image Data Systems & Cellular Data 06/03/2014

Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research & Cambridge U., UK, Cell Modelling & Executable Biology Systems & Cellular Data 06/03/2014

Jan Huisken, MPI, Dresden, Germany, Development Tissues & Organisms 07/03/2014

David Shattuck, UCLA, USA, Neural Anatomy Tissues & Organisms 07/03/2014

Inna Dubchak, DOE JGI, USA, Comparative Genomics Metagenomics & Populations 07/03/2014

Maria Anasimova, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Alignment & Phylogenetic Data Metagenomics & Populations 07/03/2014

Serdar Turkarslan, Dalhousie University, Canada, Comparison of Metagenomic Systems Metagenomics & Populations 07/03/2014