Human Genome Data Visualization Using a Wall Type Display

  • Kunihiro Nishimura
  • Tomohiro Tanikawa
  • Michitaka Hirose
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5068)


Information visualization is an effective method to grasp a complete view of huge data. In the field of genome science, researchers are faced with a large biological data set analysis. Large biological data set are accumulated in public web sites. They want to grasp whole view of the data and extract biological meanings from the data. We have taken an information visualization approach for supporting genome data analysis. In addition, we have chosen a wide viewing angle display, a wall type display which enables us to experiment virtual environment, as a display of visualized data. A wall type display has an ability to present large amount of data in the broad view. It will help users to see the data summary and to detect abnormal regions. In this paper, we discuss human genome data visualization using a wall type display. We could present a human chromosome data on the wall. This could help genome researchers to browse the data.


Information visualization Interaction Immersive projection Display Genome science Data visualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunihiro Nishimura
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Tanikawa
    • 1
  • Michitaka Hirose
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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