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  • Friday Nov 18th - Workshop - Data Visualisation 
  • Saturday Nov 19th - Symposium - ISCB Student Council
  • Thursday Nov 24th - EMBL-EBI - ISCB - MINCyT Industry Workshop


See below for a description of these activities. 

Workshop on Data Visualization

Friday November 18th, Campus Miguelete, Universidad Nacional de San Martín. 

Organized by the ISCB Student Council and the RSG-Argentina Regional Student Group.

Taught by Sean O'Donoghue (https://odonoghuelab.org/), Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. 

Description: Do you work with large, complex datasets? Data visualisation can help. Using principles of human visual perception with modern methods and tools, you can create insightful visual representations of complex data, as well as compelling visualisations for communication. Sean will present a tour of state-of-the-art methods and practices for turning data into insightful visualisations that tell compelling stories. Many of examples presented will be drawn from his own research, which focuses on the data from the life sciences. However the principles are general, and can be used by anyone working with data, including communicators, scientists, programmers, designers, and visual artists.

Tools: Excel, R, Tableau, D3.js, chart.js, Processing, Illustrator & Photoshop

Topics: Hierarchical data, Trees and tree-maps, Graphs and Networks, Sets and categorical data, Venn diagrams, Linear bar diagrams, Time-series data, Small multiples, Storyline layouts, Multidimensional data, Principal component plots, Parallel coordinates, Star coordinates, Radviz, Strategies for large complex data, Visual analytics, 'Shneiderman mantra', Linking and brushing, Aggregation techniques, e.g. density plots

The workshop will be taught by Sean O'Donoghue (https://odonoghuelab.org/). He is Group Leader and Senior Faculty Member at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. He has been actively engaged in bioinformatics research since 1988. He contributed to the development of ARIA, a method widely used for calculating 3D structures from NMR data. Since then, he has initiated and is leading several projects, including VizBi, an international initiative aimed at improving data visualization and user experience in bioinformatics software; VizbiPlus, aimed at educating and inspiring the general public about cutting-edge biomedical research (Finalist, 2015 NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award); Aquaria (first prize, 2015 NSW iAward for Research and Development), a resource that simplifies discovery and insight from protein structures; Martini, a resource for comparing gene lists; Minardo, a method for visualizing the time-course of posttranslational events in cells (finalist, 2015 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research); and Reflect, a browser plug-in designed to help in understanding life science literature that is widely used by many life scientists.

Registration site: https://form.jotformz.com/a2b2c/ISCB-LA-A2B2C-2016-registration 

Sponsored by: uBiome, UNSAM

2nd Latin America Student Council Symposium

Saturday November 19th, Campus Miguelete, Universidad Nacional de San Martín. 


Organized by the ISCB Student Council and the RSG-Argentina Regional Student Group.

The Student Council Symposium is a forum for students, post docs, and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Register at: https://form.jotformz.com/a2b2c/ISCB-LA-A2B2C-2016-registration 

Sponsored by: uBiome, UNSAM


3rd Industry Workshop on Computational Biology & Genomics in Livestock, Agriculture and Human Health

Thursday November 24th, Auditorium, National Academy of History, Balcarce 139, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Organized and Sponsored by: EMBL-EBI, CAB, ISCB Industry Program, and MINCyT.

There is no fee for this workshop (it is free as in gratis), but you must register to attend. Also, for security reasons an identity card with photo (DNI or Passport) will be required on the date of the event at the main entrance.

Registration for this workshop is now open! Register using this form.

The program for the workshop is also available at this link.