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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:18 AM

Location & Date: EMBL Heidelberg, 3 - 5 March 2010

Event website: http://www.embl.de/c...nces/vizbi/2010

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A primary way that biologists interact with their data is through visualization systems, ranging from simple, stand-alone methods to complex, integrated software packages. However, the sheer volume and diversity of both data and of visualization systems presents an increasing challenge for biologists.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together, for the first time, researchers developing and using systems to visualize a broad range of biological data, including sequences, genomes, phylogenies, macromolecular structures, systems biology, microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging. In selecting topics for this workshop, we have focused on the visualization of processed and annotated data in their biological context, rather than the processing of raw data.

The meeting will review the state-of-the-art and highlight current and future challenges across this broad range of visualization systems.
The underlying theme of the workshop is to provide a forum to help identify and exploit synergies. For example - cases for inter- operation, the re-use of methods or concepts, and common conventions in usability.

Preliminary Program:

Day 1 (start after lunch):
  • Opening Remarks
  • Opening Keynote: Bioinformatics/Visualization/Usability
  • Session: Visualization of Assemblies and Genomes
    • Sequence Assembly
    • Genome Browsers
    • Comparative Genomics
  • Coffee and Posters
  • Session: Visualization of Alignments and Phylogenies
    • Alignments
    • Gene Evolution
    • Phylogenetics
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks and Posters
  • Dinner

Day 2 (full day):
  • Session: Systems Biology Visualization (I)
  • Transcriptomics
  • Proteomics
  • Coffee and Posters
  • Session: Systems Biology Visualization (II)
    • Metabolomics
    • Interaction Networks
    • Pathways
  • Buffet Lunch and Posters
  • Session: Visualization of Structures (I)
    • Small Molecule Interactions
    • Macromolecules
  • Coffee and Posters
  • Session: Visualization of Structures (II)
    • RNA
    • Complexes, Large Structures & Cryo-Electron Microscopy
    • Molecular Dynamics
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks and Posters
  • Gala Dinner

Day 3 (end during afternoon):
  • Session: Light Microscopy (I) / Visualization of Image-Resolved Data
  • Cells
  • Tissues and Organisms
  • Coffee and Posters
  • Session: Light Microscopy (II) / Visualization of Time-Resolved Data
    • Single Molecule Dynamics
    • Cells
    • Tissues and Organisms
  • Buffet Lunch and Posters
  • Session: Visualization in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Quantitative Tissue Imaging
    • Cell and Tissue Reconstruction
    • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
    • Cardiovascular and Ultra-Short Timescale Imaging
  • Coffee and Posters
  • Closing Keynote
  • Wrap-Up Session and Discussion
  • Closing Remarks

Confirmed Speakers
Richard Baldock, Medical Research Council, United Kingdom
Nitin Baliga, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
Mark Bastin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Anne E. Carpenter, Broad Institute, United Kingdom
Michele Clamp, Broad Institute, USA
Inna Dubchak, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Suzanne Duce, University Of Dundee, United Kingdom
Jan Ellenberg, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Alexander Goessmann, Bielefeld University Center of Biotechnology (CeBiTec), Germany
Matthew Hibbs, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Oliver Kohlbacher, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Ivica Letunic, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Michael Nilges, Institut Pasteur, France
Christine Orengo, University College London, United Kingdom
Steve Pieper, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA
Mark Ragan, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Australia
Helen Saibil, Birkbeck Collegeu, United Kingdom
Jurgen Schneider, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Janet Thornton, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Pavel Tomancak, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
Rebecca Wade, European Media Laboratory, Germany
Eric Westhof, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keynote Speaker
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, USA

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