Biological Data Visualization

Abstract

In modern biological research domain experts have to deal with complex and large data collections and simulations. Our goal is to support biological researches in molecular biology and phenotyping communities by developing visualizations that complement statistical methodology and wet lab with visual data analysis. Our tools allow the domain experts to see the key information they are looking for that relates to the studied structure, such as tunnels in molecules on the nanoscale or root shape distributions on the macroscopic magnification levels.
Equally important is the role of visualization in explaining certain phenomenon to a larger audience. Biologists create large structural models that reflect the state-of-the-art knowledge about a certain living organism. This form of captured knowledge can be effectively communicated with interactive visualization, especially the aspect of understanding interplay of multiple spatial and temporal scales. With our visualization technology audience can therefore seamlessly zoom from zoom level when seeing entire bacteria down to its atomic detail.

Publications

22 Publications found:
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2018
Haichao Miao, Elisa De Llano, Johannes Sorger, Yasaman Ahmadi, Tadija Kekic, Tobias Isenberg, Meister Eduard Gröller, Ivan Barisic, Ivan Viola
Multiscale Visualization and Scale-adaptive Modification of DNA Nanostructures
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 24(1), January 2018. [paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
2017
Johannes Sorger, Peter Mindek, Peter Rautek, Meister Eduard Gröller, Graham Johnson, Ivan Viola
Metamorphers: Storytelling Templates For Illustrative Animated Transitions in Molecular Visualization
In Proceedings of the Spring Conference on Computer Graphics 2017, pages 27-36. May 2017.
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Conference Paper
Peter Mindek, David Kouřil, Johannes Sorger, David Toloudis, Blair Lyons, Graham Johnson, Meister Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola
Visualization Multi-Pipeline for Communicating Biology
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 24(1), 2017. [Paper] [Preview]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Tobias Klein, Ludovic Autin, Barbora Kozlikova, David Goodsell, Arthur Olson, Meister Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola
Instant Construction and Visualization of Crowded Biological Environments
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (), 2017. [paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
2016
Johannes Sorger, Peter Mindek, Tobias Klein, Graham Johnson, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Transitions in Molecular Visualization via Forward and Inverse Abstraction Transform
In Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM), pages 21-30. September 2016.
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Conference Paper
Jan Byska, Mathieu Le Muzic, Meister Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola, Barbora Kozlikova
AnimoAminoMiner: Exploration of Protein Tunnels and their Properties in Molecular Dynamics
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22(1):747-756, January 2016. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Mathieu Le Muzic, Peter Mindek, Johannes Sorger, Ludovic Autin, David Goodsell, Ivan Viola
Visibility Equalizer: Cutaway Visualization of Mesoscopic Biological Models
Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3), 2016. [Paper] [Slides]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Matthias Reisacher, Mathieu Le Muzic, Ivan Viola
CellPathway: A Simulation Tool for Illustrative Visualization of Biochemical Networks
In Proceedings of WSCG. 2016.
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Conference Paper
Viktor Vad, Douglas Cedrim, Wolfgang Busch, Peter Filzmoser, Ivan Viola
Generalized box-plot for root growth ensembles
BMC Bioinformatics, (), 2016.
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Michael Krone, Barbora Kozlikova, Norbert Lindow, Marc Baaden, Daniel Baum, Julius Parulek, Hans-Christian Hege, Ivan Viola
Visual Analysis of Biomolecular Cavities: State of the Art
Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3):527-551, 2016. [paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
2015
Mathieu Le Muzic, Ludovic Autin, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola
cellVIEW: a Tool for Illustrative and Multi-Scale Rendering of Large Biomolecular Datasets
In Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, pages 61-70. September 2015.
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Conference Paper
Barbora Kozlikova, Michael Krone, Norbert Lindow, Martin Falk, Marc Baaden, Daniel Baum, Ivan Viola, Julius Parulek, Hans-Christian Hege
Visualization of Biomolecular Structures: State of the Art
In Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - STARs, pages 061-081. May 2015.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
Jan Byska, Adam Jurcik, Meister Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola, Barbora Kozlikova
MoleCollar and Tunnel Heat Map Visualizations for Conveying Spatio-Temporo-Chemical Properties Across and Along Protein Voids
Computer Graphics Forum, 3(34):1-10, May 2015. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Mathieu Le Muzic, Manuela Waldner, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Timelapse: A Technique for Illustrative Visualization of Particle Simulations on the Mesoscale Level
In Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2015 IEEE Pacific, pages 247-254. April 2015.
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Conference Paper
2014
Manuela Waldner, Mathieu Le Muzic, Matthias Bernhard, Werner Purgathofer, Ivan Viola
Attractive Flicker: Guiding Attention in Dynamic Narrative Visualizations
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12):2456-2465, December 2014. [paper] [Preview video] [Submission video]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Ivan Kolesár, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Anne-Kristin Stavrum, Helwig Hauser
Interactively illustrating polymerization using three-level model fusion
BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15(345):1-16, October 2014.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Ivan Kolesár, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Anne-Kristin Stavrum, Helwig Hauser
Illustrating Polymerization using Three-level Model Fusion
In Proceedings of IEEE BioVis 2014, pages 1-22. July 2014.
Conference Paper
Mathieu Le Muzic, Julius Parulek, Anne-Kristin Stavrum, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Visualization of Molecular Reactions using Omniscient Intelligence and Passive Agents
Computer Graphics Forum, 33(3):141-150, June 2014. [paper] [video]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Julius Parulek, Daniel Jönsson, Timo Ropinski, Stefan Bruckner, Anders Ynnerman, Ivan Viola
Continuous Levels-of-Detail and Visual Abstraction for Seamless Molecular Visualization
Computer Graphics Forum, 33(6):276-287, May 2014.
Journal Paper (without talk)
2013
Julius Parulek, Cagatay Turkay, Nathalie Reuter, Ivan Viola
Visual cavity analysis in molecular simulations
BMC Bioinformatics, 14(Suppl 19:S4 ):1-15, November 2013. [Paper]
Journal Paper (without talk)
Johannes Sorger, Katja Bühler, Florian Schulze, Tianxiao Liu, Barry Dickson
neuroMAP - Interactive Graph-Visualization of the Fruit Fly's Neural Circuit
In Biological Data Visualization (BioVis), 2013 IEEE Symposium on , pages 73-80. October 2013.
Conference Paper
Julius Parulek, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
Seamless Visual Abstraction of Molecular Surfaces
In SCCG 2013 - 29th Proceedings Spring conference on Computer Graphics, pages 120-127. May 2013.
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Conference Paper
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