VIZBI (Visualizing Biological Data) Showcase: “Science Reimagined”
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Keynote address by Gaël McGill, PhD, on “The Power of Scientific Visualization and Interactive Multimedia Design”
VIZBI Showcase: “Science Reimagined”
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
New York Genome Center
101 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
1st Floor Auditorium
(Between Grand and Watts Streets)
Hosted by Christian Stolte, Data Visualization Designer at the New York Genome Center.
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm | Registration
6:00 pm – 6:15 pm | Seán O’Donoghue: Introduction to VIZBI and VIZBI Showcase
6:15 pm – 7:05 pm | Gaël McGill, PhD: “The Power of Scientific Visualization and Interactive Multimedia Design”
7:05 pm – 7:15 pm | Q&A
7:15 pm – 7:20 pm | Christian Stolte: Visualization at NYGC
7:20 pm – 7:30 pm | Lightning talks*
*If your own work bridges art and science, we want to hear from you! Submit an image and a short description of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you could give a 60-second lightning talk during the event.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Drinks and Refreshments
Keynote Speaker & Co-Organizer
Gaël McGill, PhD
Faculty and Director of Molecular Visualization
Harvard Medical School
“The Power of Scientific Visualization and Interactive Multimedia Design”
Dr. Gaël McGill will explore the power of scientific visualization and interactive multimedia design, not only to engage audiences and communicate complex science in education, but also to promote knowledge synthesis and shape our mental models during the research process.
Based in Boston, Dr. Gaël McGill is faculty and Director of Molecular Visualization at Harvard Medical School where his teaching and research focuses on visualization design methods in science education. He is also founder & CEO of Digizyme, Inc. a firm dedicated to the visualization and communication of science. Dr. McGill recently co-authored and served as digital director for E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth iPad biology textbook developed in partnership with Apple.
To learn more about Dr. Gaël McGill, visit this link.
Chief Research Scientist
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Senior Faculty Member
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Based in Sydney, Professor Seán O’Donoghue is a Chief Research Scientist at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and also a Senior Faculty Member at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, where he leads a group focused on using data visualization to advance life science research. He is also a frequent keynote speaker and passionate advocate for improving the role of data visualization in research. Much of his career was spent in Heidelberg, Germany, where he worked both at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and at Lion Bioscience AG.
To learn more about Professor Seán O’Donoghue, visit this link.
Data Visualization Designer
New York Genome Center
Christian Stolte currently works as data visualization designer at the New York Genome Center (NYGC). He is a designer and developer dedicated to making complex scientific issues understandable. For ten years he has developed software user interfaces and designed data visualizations in a scientific research environment, first at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, then at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia.
To learn more about Christian Stolte, visit this link.
+FIVE POINTSFive Points lecture series bring leading scientists from around the world for an in-depth discussion of their work with students, researchers and clinicians from the New York Genome Center, its member institutions, and others in the medical/scientific community. While Five Points lectures are free and open to the general public, these lectures are most beneficial to scientists, clinicians and researchers who wish to accelerate their research through the use of DNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics. Five Points lectures often frame five or so key points, in a nod to the series’ name — followed by 15 minutes of Q&A, and 30 minutes of networking over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. These afternoon events are held in the Center’s state-of-the-art ground-floor auditorium starting at 4 pm.
+EVENING TALKSThe New York Genome Center’s Evening Talks events feature distinguished experts from around the world sharing genomic insights and research. They are intended to showcase and explain high science to the non-scientific community. Speakers present the latest research findings and explain its implication for helping improve clinical care for a wide array of serious diseases. The lecture is followed by a lively question-and-answer session and a post-event reception of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. These popular free public events are held in the Center’s state-of-the-art ground-floor auditorium starting at 6:30 pm. The Evening Talks Series is sponsored by The New York Community Trust – Pyewacket Fund.
+New York Cancer Genomics Research NetworkTo advance collaborative efforts on cancer genomics, the New York Genome Center (NYGC) hosts meetings on the first Tuesday of every month to bring together leading cancer researchers, clinicians and postdocs from the NYGC’s Institutional Founding Members and other key academic institutions. The organizers include Drs. Harold Varmus (Weill Cornell Medicine & NYGC), Marcin Imielinski (Weill Cornell Medicine & NYGC), Ross Levine (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Sohail Tavazoie (The Rockefeller University).