Topic outline

  • General

    Graphical presentation of biological data for biologists

    Lausanne, 14 May 2012

    Representing statistical data graphically is an important task for any scientist presenting his work. Most of the time, the information supporting your results is contained in graphics, and your ability to convince other scientists of the interest of your work depends on how you produced these images.

    These important pieces of information are almost always created by following two very simple, but inefficient, rules: use the default options suggested by the software you are using, and do whatever other people you know have been doing in the past.

    During this workshop, we will discuss different ways for representing data, error bars and why you should avoid them, how to design efficient graphs, some technical tools, good practices for plotting data, and common mistakes to avoid.

    Please contact Frédéric Schütz if you have any question.


    There is no pre-requisite for this course. The number of seats is limited, and they will be attributed on a "first come, first serve" basis.


    This workshop is free for Swiss academic participants. Please contact us if you are from the industry or from outside Switzerland.


    The course is closed.

    It will be organized again later in 2012. To receive information about the courses and workshops organized by the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, please subscribe to our mailing-list.

    Practical organization - Location and schedule

    The course will be held in the Genopode building of the University of Lausanne.