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Monday, September 14, 2009

First EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data at the EMBL's new Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany

An EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data (VizBi)



The goal of the workshop is to bring together, for the first time, researchers developing and using visualization systems across all areas of biology, including genomics, sequence analysis, macromolecular structures, systems biology, and imaging (including microscopy and magnetic resonance imaging). We have assembled an authoritative list of 29 invited speakers who will present an exciting program, reviewing the state-of-the-art and perspectives in each of these areas. The primary focus will be on visualizing processed and annotated data in their biological context, rather than on processing of raw data.

The workshop is limited in the total number participants, and each participant is normally required to present a poster and to give a 'fastforward' presentation about their work (limited to 30 seconds and 1 slide).

To apply to join the workshop, please go to http://vizbi.org and submit an abstract and image related to your work. Submissions close on 16 November 2009. Since places are limited, participants will be selected based on the relevance of their work to the goals of the workshop.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent within three weeks after the close of submissions.

We plan to award a prize for the submitted image that best conveys a strong scientific message in a visually compelling manner.

Please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested. We hope to see you in Heidelberg next spring!

Seán O'Donoghue, EMBL

Jim Procter, University of Dundee

Nils Gehlenborg, European Bioinformatics Institute

Reinhard Schneider, EMBL


If you have any questions about the registration process please contact:

Adela Valceanu


Conference Officer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Meyerhofstr. 1

D-69117 Heidelberg

Tel: +49-6221-387 8625

Fax: +49-6221-387 8158

Email: valceanu@embl.de

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