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2019-11-28

Visualize This Challenge 2019 WestGrid Compute Canada
Date:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Speaker Info:
Description

This year’s Visualize This! Challenge is being coordinated by WestGrid, SciNet, SHARCNET, and Calcul Québec -- all regional partners of Compute Canada. Led by the Compute Canada Visualization Team, Visualize This! wants to bring your creative visualization ideas and workflows to life and make them accessible to all Canadian researchers!

Click here to read the full competition details.

This year’s Challenge is focusing on processing and visualizing large datasets with parallel rendering. Any dataset that is too large to be rendered on a standalone desktop/workstation would qualify for this competition.

The competition is open to anyone affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary institution (college or university) or research organization. This Challenge provides a valuable learning opportunity to enhance your visualization skills, no matter what your research area may be, so participants from all research fields are encouraged to enter.

Want to join the Challenge?

  • Click here to register your interest.
    • Note: Participants can form teams and there is no limit to the number of people who can be part of your team. Note: A team will be considered as a single entrant and will be eligible to win only one prize.
  • Visit the Visualize This! website for complete competition details.
  • Help us spread the word (#vizthis2019) and invite anyone else you think might be up for the Challenge!
  • Submit your entry by November 30.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Compute Canada Visualization Team. To be eligible for a prize, you must be registered as a participant.

More information

The full contest rules and FAQs on the competition can be found on the Challenge website. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email viz-challenge@westgrid.ca.

 
Registation / More Information
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Date:
Location

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre
BC Cancer Research Centre
675 West 10th Avenue

 
 
Speaker Info:
Dr. Sam Aparicio
Professor
University of British Columbia
Description

Dr. Sam Aparicio’s research program encompasses the fields of cancer genomics, mouse genetic models, high throughput screens, small molecule chemical probes and translational breast cancer research. His most recent work on the molecular taxonomy of breast cancer led to identification of new genes that could change the way breast cancer is diagnosed, and form the basis of next-generation treatments. This discovery was preceded by another breakthrough in decoding the genetic makeup of the most-deadly form of breast cancer, known as triple negative subtype. Dr. Aparicio is also working to develop quantitative measures of clonal fitness in patients, including methods for single cell genome sequencing and PDX models of human cancer.

Abstract:
TBC - see http://www.vanbug.org/schedule/ for details

Introductory Speaker:

  • Shamsuddin Bhuiyan (UBC)

Webcast Link: 
https://vidyoreplay.computecanada.ca/replay/webcastShow.html?key=OS63GYOfyFK3aRo
(This technology is brought to you by WestGrid and Compute Canada with support from PHSA Telehelath)

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About VanBUG: 

VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the BC Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through April. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments.

 
Registation / More Information

No registration required.