Visualization of genomics data for exploration and communication has a long history in molecular biology. Over the years, dozens of techniques and hundreds of tools to view and explore genomics data have been developed. This rich set of tools and techniques demonstrates the importance of data visualization in genomics. However, it also poses significant challenges for data analysts, who often need to convert between different data formats and use multiple tools for their analysis tasks. To address these challenges, we designed the Gosling visualization grammar (http://gosling-lang.org) that can be used to generate virtually any previously described interactive visualization technique for genome-mapped data. I will explain how we developed Gosling and introduce the tool ecosystem that we built to support Gosling-based visualizations. Finally, I will propose opportunities for future research in genomics data visualization.
Keynote from IBMI Tuebingen Kick Off Event June 2022: https://uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche-fakultaet/fachbereiche/interfakultaere-einrichtungen/ibmi/veranstaltungen/kick-off-meeting/