Professor Jessie Kennedy organises the 1st Annual Meeting of the BBSRC Biological Visualisation Network at Craiglockhart Campus.
16/12/2014 - 17/12/2014, Craiglockhart
The 1st BiViAnnual Meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the BBSRC Biological Visualisation Network, hear from leading researchers in the field and participate in discussions regarding biological visualisation tools and challenges that face biologists understanding their data.
Dr Martin Krzywinski Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Canada
Dr Nils Gehlenborg Harvard Medical School, Center for Biomedical Informatics, USA
Dean of Research and Innovation
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Senior Research Fellow
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Biology is a visually grounded scientific discipline-from the way data is collected and analysed to the manner in which the results are communicated to others. Traditionally pictures in scientific publications were hand-drawn; however they are now almost exclusively computer-generated.
Information visualisation is the use of enhanced Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to communicate and interact with complex data sets such as social networks, multiattribute tables, and financial data. Pages of text and numbers are not the most effective way to communicate or understand information.