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The Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) consists of six faculty members and approximately 30 researchers and graduate students all working on interdisciplinary problems in visualization, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computational geometry, graphics architecture, and immersive technologies. We are key partners in SDAV, a DoE SciDAC III Scalable Data Analysis an Visualization Center, and in the IRTG, an International Research Training Group based at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. We are an internationally recognized leader in the fields of visualization and computer graphics, addressing problems that range from the multiresolution display of very large-scale data, to the discovery of new visual analysis algorithms, to the design of methods to accelerate the use of graphics hardware.

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Visualization Tools for 3D Gene Expression Data in Drosophila
Gunther H. Weber, Cristian Luis Hendriks Luengo, Scott E. Dillard, Derek Ju, Oliver Rübel, Soile V. E. Keränen, Mark Biggin, Damir Sudar, Bernd Hamann

It is intrinsically difficult to visualize complex gene expression patterns and morphology in 3D, especially at cellular resolution. As part of the Berkeley Drosophila Transcription Network Project (BDTNP), we are developing methods to overcome this challenge using images of whole Drosophila embryos. Specific tools under development permit 1) visualization of raw confocal microscopy data, 2) ... [more]