Garvan-CSIRO BioVis Lab
As modern biological experimental methods deliver data of increasing volume and complexity, researchers are becoming overwhelmed and increasingly unable to fully benefit from potential insights and advances in understanding that may be buried within data. The Biodata Visualisation team focuses on developing methods and tools that help life scientists exploit these large datasets, gaining insight into underlying biological and biomedical processes. We also use data visualisation to communicate complex science to the general public via biomedical animations.
In 2010 we launched VIZBI, an international initiative with the goal to raise standard of data visualisation in bioinformatics software. The conference series VIZBI brings together researchers using visualisation to study genomes, transcripts, proteins, cells, organisms, and populations. In addition to the conference series, the VIZBI website provides video and posters from previous meetings; these resources are widely used by life scientists. series on 'Visualizing Biological Data', bringing together researchers using visualization to study genomes, transcripts, proteins, cells, organisms, and populations. A related project, VizbiPlus, aims to improve how life science is communicated by creating exemplary scientifically-accurate animations designed to inspire and educate the public about cutting-edge biomedical research.
Resources created by the BioVis team are accessed and used by tens of thousands of life scientists worldwide, each year.