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Entries from March 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014


Bioinformatics FOAM 2014

We are delighted to invite members of the Australian Bioinformatics Network to Bioinformatics FOAM (Focus On Analytical Methods) 2014, a meeting held as part of CSIRO’s Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Annual Conference and Workshops.

The call for presentations closes on Friday 7 March.

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Galaxy Australasia Workshop 2014

The 1st Galaxy Australasia Workshop 2014 (GAW 2014) will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 24 and 25th March 2014.

The Galaxy Australasia Workshop is a great opportunity for you to participate in two full days of presentations, discussions, poster sessions, keynotes and lightning talks, all about ways of using Galaxy for high-throughput biology, imaging and other scientific applications. The workshop will also include Training Sessions taught by Galaxy developers and master users. GAW 2014 will run 24 and 25th March, immediately preceding Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch in Melbourne.


2nd EMBO Conference on Visualizing BIological Data (VIZBI 2014)

We are delighted to announce VIZBI 2014, the 2nd EMBO Conference on ‘Visualizing Biological Data’, which will also be the 5th international meeting on this topic, to be held March 5-7 at the EMBL, Heidelberg (Germany). VIZBI 2014 brings together scientists actively using or developing computational visualization methods to study a diverse range of biological data; the conference also encourages participation from medical illustrators, graphic designers, and graphic artists.

VIZBI 2014 features 21 invited talks from high-profile speakers that will review the state-of-the-art and challenges in visualizing data from genomes, transcripts, proteins, cell biology, organisms, and populations. All VIZBI participants have the opportunity to present a poster and lightning talk describing their work. If you cannot join us in Heidelberg, Germany, you have the option of virtual registration, which allows participation via streaming video and chat.

For students, a limited number of CPP fellowships are available, which provide registration fee waiver and/or a travel grant for up to €400. Fellowship applications close 9 December 2013.

Prior to the meeting (March 4), there will also be half-day tutorials on visualization tools & methods. If you are interested in running a tutorial, you are invited to submit a tutorial proposal. The deadline for proposals is 1 November 2013.

If you are interested in promoting your organization or professional society, a range of sponsorship options are also available.

The first four VIZBI meetings have been very lively events, and helped fostered a new focus on data visualization in the life sciences; VIZBI 2014 will have a special focus on new and rapidly emerging research methods – we hope you can join us for this exciting event!

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