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VIZBI 2015

March 24, 2015

  • Cambridge, MA
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Visualisation is increasingly important in life science as data grows rapidly in volume and complexity. The VIZBI initiative is an international conference series bringing together researchers developing and using computational visualisation to address a broad range of biological research areas; the conference also attracts participation from medical illustrators, graphic designers, and graphic artists. VIZBI is held annually in March, alternating between Europe and the USA.

The next VIZBI conference will be 25-27 March 2015 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA. Meeting attendees have the opportunity to register for an Allen Institute tutorial.

Engaging with the Allen Brain Atlas resources

This tutorial will provide short lectures and hands-on training of the Allen Institute Gene Expression and Connectivity Atlases available through www.brain-map.org. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, although it is not strictly required. These resources include a wealth of data overlaid with unique and elegant informatics tools that allow you to query the data itself to uncover fundamental properties of the brain. Students attending this tutorial will come away with a clear knowledge of the kind of data accessible from the atlases as well as a working knowledge of how to mine the data to fuel their own scientific research. Those coming into the workshop with a specific scientific question may even leave with a new avenue of research, data to support their questions or new questions entirely.

Note: Hongkui Zeng, Senior Director of Research Science, will also be presenting at VIZBI 2015.

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