Data visualisation for biology

A week-long workshop/tutorial is being organised in Belgium in November to help biologists with data visualisation.

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, we 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. We will start by covering theoretical questions like: 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 D3 javascript library, including 2-day projects creating interactive visualisations based on data brought by the students themselves. In the workshop, we will focus on omics (genomics, transcriptomics, …) data rather than e.g. imaging data.

More information is available at the workshop’s web site.