Volume 18 Supplement 2

Proceedings of the Symposium on Biological Data Visualization at VIS 2016


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  1. Methodology

    Unboxing cluster heatmaps

    Cluster heatmaps are commonly used in biology and related fields to reveal hierarchical clusters in data matrices. This visualization technique has high data density and reveal clusters better than unordered h...

    Sophie Engle, Sean Whalen, Alark Joshi and Katherine S. Pollard

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 2):63

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  2. Research

    Bio-physically plausible visualization of highly scattering fluorescent neocortical models for in silico experimentation

    We present a visualization pipeline capable of accurate rendering of highly scattering fluorescent neocortical neuronal models. The pipeline is mainly developed to serve the computational neurobiology communit...

    Marwan Abdellah, Ahmet Bilgili, Stefan Eilemann, Julian Shillcock, Henry Markram and Felix Schürmann

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 2):62

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  3. Research

    Generalized box-plot for root growth ensembles

    In the field of root biology there has been a remarkable progress in root phenotyping, which is the efficient acquisition and quantitative description of root morphology. What is currently missing are means to ef...

    Viktor Vad, Douglas Cedrim, Wolfgang Busch, Peter Filzmoser and Ivan Viola

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 2):65

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  4. Research

    Interactive exploration of ligand transportation through protein tunnels

    Protein structures and their interaction with ligands have been in the focus of biochemistry and structural biology research for decades. The transportation of ligand into the protein active site is often comp...

    Katarína Furmanová, Miroslava Jarešová, Jan Byška, Adam Jurčík, Július Parulek, Helwig Hauser and Barbora Kozlíková

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 2):22

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  5. Research

    Comparative visualization of protein secondary structures

    Protein function is determined by many factors, namely by its constitution, spatial arrangement, and dynamic behavior. Studying these factors helps the biochemists and biologists to better understand the prote...

    Lucia Kocincová, Miroslava Jarešová, Jan Byška, Július Parulek, Helwig Hauser and Barbora Kozlíková

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 2):23

    Published on: 15 February 2017