Data Visualisation for Biology: a practical workshop on design, techniques and toolsExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Workshop
Start Date: January 30, 2017
End Date: February 3, 2017
Website: EMBL-EBI
Contact: Johanna Langrish
E-mail: johanna [at]

Application/registration deadline: December 9, 2016

This workshop will take place at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom.

As biological datasets increase in size and complexity, we are moving more and more from an hypothesis-driven research paradigm to a data-driven one. As a result, exploration of that data has become even more crucial than in the past.

In this 5-day workshop, will dive into the topic of biological data visualization and how it can be used to gain insight in and get a "feel" for a dataset, so that targeted analyses can be defined. The following theoretical questions will be covered: What is data visualization? How do we perceive images? How can we visualise data in the best possible way? As the workshop continues, it will become more and more hands-on and interactive; a large part will be committed to creating visualisations using the P5 javascript library, based on biological data. The workshop will focus on omics (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics) data rather than e.g. imaging data.