Scientific VR Workshop
Friday February 22nd, 2019 at the Francis Crick Institute, St Pancras, London
VR is becoming an accessible tool for scientists outside of computing, and scientific data visualisation is gathering more interests from the VR industry as one potential "killer app". In this workshop we explore scientific spaces in Virtual Reality - from molecular and cellular visualisation and 3D interaction to science communication and outreach.
Led by scientists and technologists from the Crick and Goldsmiths, we invite bioscientists, VR and graphics experts, and scientific communicators to this multidisciplinary workshop.
Confirmed Speakers, panelists, and organisers
09:45 - 10:20 Registration
10:20 - 10:30 Steve Hindmarsh: Welcome from the Crick Scientific Computing STP
10:30 - 11:30 Session AM I
Lance Putnam (Computing, Goldsmiths) & Esther Wershof (Biomolecular Modelling Lab, Crick)Mutator VR: Cell Flows for Outreach
Steve Taylor (MRC WIMM Group Leader, Oxford) & Stephen Todd (Computing, Goldsmiths)Biological visualisation at different scales using CSynth and Babel VR
Sylvia Pan & Marco Gillies (Computing, Goldsmiths)How to use VR for Science?
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:00 Session AM II
Carles Bosch (Neurophysiology of Behaviour Lab, Crick)The subcellular architecture of the mammalian neural circuits for smell: correlative imaging with photons, X-rays and electrons
William Latham (Computing DC Labs, Goldsmiths)Mutator VR
Paul Bates (Group Leader Biomolecular Modelling Lab, Crick)Deep learning from bio-movies: automating the characterisation of players
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch and demos
14:15 - 15:15 Session PM I
Reidun Twarock (Department of Biology, University of York)Visualising 3D Virus Structures
Mike Sternberg (Director of Centre for Bioinformatics, Imperial College)Protein Modelling Outreach: From Mobile to VR
Helen Deeks (School of Chemistry, University of Bristol)Molecular Tetris: Human-guided design of new medicines in VR
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Session PM II
Dario Bressan (Head, IMAXT Laboratory, CRUK Cambridge)Developing and exploiting a virtual 3d atlas of Cancer to study tumour evolution and micro-environment
Panel discussion - VR: a new instrument for science?
Panel Chair: Sumit Paul-Choudhury
Panelist: Steve Taylor (Oxford), Frederic Fol Leymarie (Goldsmiths), Paul Bates (Crick), Reidun Twarock (York)
17:00 - 18:00 Wine Reception and demos