Coffee & Viz - Exploring the Wildlife of Our Homes through Web-based Visualizations


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Friday, November 4, 2016
9:30am to 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2016-11-04 09:30:00 2016-11-04 09:30:00 Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library


Event Description

This interactive seminar explores microbiome sequence data through visualization with the user-friendly, web-based tool, Phinch. This visualization framework allows users to plot manageable subsets of large data sets to explore trends. Participants will analyze real-world data from the Wildlife of Our Homes project, contributing to our understanding of the microbiomes of over 1,000 homes. This interactive seminar will explore how visualization tools allow users to navigate often intimidating metagenomic data sets in a fun and interactive exploratory environment.

After an introductory seminar beginning at 9:30am in the Teaching and Visualization Lab, a hands-on demonstration will begin at 10:30am in the adjacent Creativity Studio. Advanced registration is required to attend the hands-on demonstration. To register for this free event, sign up here.

This seminar will be led by Dr. Carlos C. Goller and Dr. Julia L. Stevens. Dr. Goller is a Teaching Assistant Professor in NC State's Department of Biological Sciences, and teaches in the Biotechnology Program. Dr. Stevens is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, as well as a Visiting Scientist in NC State's Department of Applied Ecology.

Contact Information

Alex Carroll

Admission Information

Free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the hands-on demonstration of this event. To register, sign up here.