This Vivid Sydney event showcases how animation and visualization are being used to inform and inspire the public about world-leading breakthroughs in life science.

The event features three renowned international speakers: biomedical animator Janet Iwasa (University of Utah, USA) and data scientists Martin Krzywinski (Genome Sciences Centre, Canada) and Seán O’Donoghue (CSIRO and Garvan Institute).


  • $50

    General Admission - Early Bird

  • $45

    General Admission - Group Discount

  • $30

    Student/Unemployed - Early Bird

  • $25

    Student/Unemployed - Group Discount

Event date: 01Jun 2018

Friday 1 Jun 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art

  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm

George St, The Rocks NSW
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Keynote speaker Janet Iwasa has received many international awards for her use of animation to communicate complex scientific ideas. She has been featured both in leading scientific and mainstream news outlets, including The New York Times, and is a TED fellow.

  Janet Iwasa

Martin Krzywinski is a scientist using visualisation to research cancer and genomics. He has invented beautiful and insightful visualization methods widely used in the life sciences and beyond. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Conde Nast Portfolio, and American Scientist.

  Martin Krzywinski

Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Seán O'Donoghue, a data visualisation scientist working at CSIRO's Data61, the Garvan Institute, and UNSW.

  Sean O'Donoghue

The event also includes short 'lightning' talks from audience members who are bridging science and creativity in their work. If this describes you, you are invited to apply to be part of the event.

The event is organized by the VIZBI lab, co-located at CSIRO's Data61 and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Science areas: Information technology

Event type: Public seminar