PLOS Computational Biology is pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 t-shirt competition! This year’s t-shirt design was entered by Niklaus J. Grünwald and designed by Zachary S. L. Foster. This will be given away at the ISMB 2018 conference in Chicago.
The design was inspired by the research of Grünwald et al. (2017) figure 5, showing metabarcoding data from the human microbiome project study to show pairwise comparisons of microbiome communities in different parts of the human body. All graph components, including text, have the same relative sizes independent of output size, unlike most graphical packages in R, making it easier to create composite figures entirely within R. The gray tree on the lower left functions as a key for the smaller unlabeled trees. The color of each taxon represents the log-2 ratio of median proportions of reads observed at each body site. Only significant differences are colored, determined using a Wilcox rank-sum test followed by a Benjamini-Hochberg (FDR) correction for multiple comparisons. Taxa colored green are enriched in the part of the body shown in the row and those colored brown are enriched in the part of the body shown in the column. For example, Haemophilus, Streptococcus, Prevotella are enriched in saliva (brown) relative to stool where Bacteroides is enriched (green).
The PLOS booth will be open at ISMB 2018 from the 7th to the 10th of July. Make sure you drop by Booth 26 for an insight into the journal and (while stocks last) a free PLOS Computational Biology t-shirt!
T-shirt Image Credit: Zachary S. L. Foster