Visualisation in Science Conference

Issued: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:40:00 BST

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Dr Paul Rea writes:

The first ever College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Visualisation in Science conference took place on 5 April at the Museum of Anatomy.

The event was a packed day full of talks from both staff and students alike, discussing their work on digital projects and how to make science more visually engaging.

There were fourteen talks covering topics including augmented and virtual reality, photogrammetry, e-tutorials, web based tools, digital microscopy, animations and visual statistics.

The talks demonstrated the wide range of digital projects that are currently being undertaken by both staff and students. There are many exciting activities in the field of technology enhanced learning and teaching occurring across the College. The day truly showcased the innovative work to engage learners, the wider public and the educational scholarship and pedagogy linked to these practices.

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A highlight of the day was the keynote talk given by Dr Paul Chapman who is the Head of the School of Simulation and Visualisation, collaborators for the School of Life Science’s joint taught MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy.

Dr Chapman’s talk entitled “The Evolution of Visualisation in Science” traced the changes and advances in technologies, and how we engage with these throughout history to modern technologies available today. There was also discussion centred on the future of technological advances in education, research and day-to-day life.

The day was warmly received, well attended and a fantastic opportunity to meet colleagues, network and enjoy the more social side of university life.

Huge thanks to all the presenters and the conference team who helped make it happen!