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April
2018
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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”

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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)

 

 

TICKETS & REGISTRATION

 

Hosted by Christian Stolte, Data Visualization Designer at the New York Genome Center.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

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 cstolte@nygenome.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.

 

 

Co-Organizers

 

Seán O’Donoghue
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.

 

 

Christian Stolte
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.

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