The 3rd EMBO Conference on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI 2016) — also the 7th international meeting on this topic — will be held 9 – 11 March 2016 at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in 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 will review the state-of-the-art and challenges in visualizing data from genomes, transcripts, proteins, cells, organisms, and populations. Prior to the meeting (Tuesday, 8 March), there will also be tutorials on several visualization tools.
- Kwan-Liu Ma – UC Davis, USA: “Data visualization methods” (09÷03÷2016)
- Gaël McGill – Digizyme & Harvard U., USA: “Communication” (10÷03÷2016)
- Fred Brooks – UNC-Chapel Hill, USA: “Usability & computer interfaces” (11÷03÷2016)
- Erez Lieberman – Aiden Baylor College of Medicine, USA: “3D genomes” (09÷03÷2016)
- Ann Loraine – UNC Charlotte, USA: “Genome browsing” (09÷03÷2016)
- Hendrik Dietz – T.U. Munchen, Germany: “DNA devices” (09÷03÷2016)
- Sarah Teichmann – EMBL-EBI & LMB, UK: “Expression regulation” (09÷03÷2016)
- Judith Zaugg – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany: “Transcription & disease” (09÷03÷2016)
- Fabrice Jossinet – U. Strasbourg, France: “RNA structure” (09÷03÷2016)
- Frauke Gräter – HITS, Germany: “Protein mechanisms” (10÷03÷2016)
- Monica Zoppè – Natl. Research Council, Italy: “Protein mechanisms” (10÷03÷2016)
- Graham Johnson – UCSF, USA: “Proteins & mesoscale data” (10÷03÷2016)
- Christian Stolte – CSIRO, Australia: “Aquaria” (10÷03÷2016)
- David James – U. Sydney, Australia: “Integrated omics data” (10÷03÷2016)
- Hiroaki Kitano – SBI, Japan: “Cellular systems” (10÷03÷2016)
- Jason Swedlow – U. Dundee, UK: “Cellular imaging” (10÷03÷2016)
- Paula Murphy – Trinity College, Ireland: “Development” (11÷03÷2016)
- Katja Bühler – VRVis, Austria: “Physiology & function” (11÷03÷2016)
- Hao Li – U. S. California, USA: “Tissues & motion capture” (11÷03÷2016)
- Samuel Payne – PNNL, USA: “Active Data Canvas” (11÷03÷2016)
- John LaSalle – CSIRO, Australia: “Biological collections” (11÷03÷2016)
- Dawn Field – CEH, UK: “Visualising ecosystems” (11÷03÷2016)
- Rob Beiko – U. Dalhousie, Canada: “Phylogeography & biome-geography” (11÷03÷2016)
Poster Session and Submission
All conference participants have the opportunity to present a scientific poster describing their work on visualizing biological data. Immediately prior to your poster session will be a ‘Lightning talk’ session, where you have 60 seconds to introduce yourself and your work to all VIZBI participants.
In addition, each participant is invited to upload one artistically-inspired image, which will be presented during the Art & Biology event (Thursday evening). Throughout that evening, the Art & Biology posters will be displayed on monitors, and then published on the website.
To present a poster, please register for the conference. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the poster upload page, where you can upload your poster, an abstract, and your Lightning talk. Your scientific poster and abstract will be published via the VIZBI poster pages just prior to the conference. During the poster sessions you will be provided with space for a printed poster and a table for laptop presentations; a limited number of large LED displays are also available.
Tutorial Registration & Payment
The VIZBI Tutorial day takes place the day before the VIZBI conference. You can register for up to two tutorials — one from each of the morning and afternoon sessions. Registration for each tutorial costs 100 euros.
Members of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) receive a 15% registration discount. We heartily encourage VIZBI 2016 participants to consider joining before registering, to receive the discount and additional benefits.
EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowships
A limited number of EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) fellowships are available for this meeting in the form of both Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants. You may apply for an EMBL CPP Registration Fee Waiver and/or Travel Grant when submitting your abstract. Whilst submitting your abstract (Step 2 after you have registered your personal details) you will also be asked to complete a field with the name of your lab and the country in which it is based, and to answer some questions to detail your reasons for requesting this fellowship. A statement of support from your budget holding supervisor explaining a) their support for your attendance and b) support provided by the laboratory budget is required to complete the application.
The following fellowships are available:
- Registration Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed.
- Travel Grant: Up to €400 for participants travelling from the European continent and up to €1000 for participants travelling from outside Europe (receipts of travel will be submitted to the EMBL Course and Conference Office and the exact sum for travel expenses up to the cap will be reimbursed).
Participants coming from the following countries will be given priority: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey. Africa, South and Central America and Asia (ex. China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea).