2009-11-10: CFP: EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data (VizBi)

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CFP: EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data (VizBi)[edit]

Dear colleagues,

We would like to remind you that November 16 is the deadline for registration and abstract submission for the first EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data (VizBi, http://www.vizbi.org), 3-5 March 2010, at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.

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). The workshop program includes high-profile speakers from each of these areas, as well as keynote talks by Ben Fry (Seed Visualization), Bang Wong (Broad Institute) and Chris North (Virginia Tech) - for details, see http://www.vizbi.org.

We are pleased to announce that we have a limited number of student travel fellowships provided by the European Science Foundation - see http://www.vizbi.org for details on how to apply. Furthermore, a 15% discount on the registration fee is available to members of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

To apply to join the workshop, please go to http://www.vizbi.org and submit an abstract and image related to your work. In addition to the program of speakers, participants are normally required to present a poster and to give a 'fast-forward' presentation (limited to 30 seconds and 1 slide). If several people are working on the same project they may use the same abstract to apply. However, we encourage registrants to submit work that reflects their own interests - and not necessarily new or unpublished work. But, since places are limited, we will use submissions to select participants whose work is most relevant to the goals of the workshop. Notifications of acceptance will be sent within three weeks after the close of submissions.

You may also submit your image for consideration for the VizBi Scientific Art prize. This prize will be awarded to 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