Information & Computational Sciences

Best Paper at BioVis 2014

By on 23/07/2014 in News

We are pleased to announce that Paul Shaw has won best paper at BioVis 2014 in Boston USA this year with his paper titled “Helium: Visualizing Large Scale Plant Pedigrees”. BioVis was part of ISMB.

The paper looked at the problems associated with visualizing plant pedigrees and the development and evaluation of the Helium pedigree viewing tool.

The arXiv submission can be found here and we have made the slides from Paul Shaw’s talk available to download here.

The Helium paper will also soon be published in BMC Bioinformatics, more details to follow soon!

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About Paul Shaw

Paul Shaw is an informatician within the Information and Computational Sciences Group at The James Hutton Institute and has worked with us since 2002.

His primary interests are in the development of biological databases mainly in the genetic resources community and in the development of visualization tools to aid in the understanding of complex biological data.

For some more background on Paul visit


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