Important dates

  • 01.03.2021
    Abstract submission opens

About [BC]2

The [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference is Switzerland's main event in the domain of Computational Biology and one of the major events of its kind in Europe. [BC]2 unites scientists from academia, industry and healthcare working in a broad range of disciplines, from precision medicine to systems biology and the development of bioinformatics software and tools. It features inspiring keynote lectures by international experts, presentations of the latest scientific results and methods in the field, workshops and tutorials fostering live interactions and hands-on capabilities, and poster sessions. The conference is a prime opportunity for scientists from different domains to network and to set-up new, interdisciplinary collaborations.

Harnessing biological data

From deciphering spatiotemporal gene expression patterns, to modelling evolutionary dynamics or acquiring a better understanding of how genetics influence human health, bioinformatics tools and analyses are indispensable to transform the increasing amount of biological data into meaningful knowledge. [BC]2 2021 will highlight some of the most recent examples of how bioinformaticians make data speak!

[BC]2 is kickstarted by its traditional full day of Tutorials & Workshops, in parallel with the ELIXIR SME and Innovation Forum. An Opening Lecture will take place in the evening of the same day. You will also find presentations and poster sessions along with social and networking activities to refresh the mind and connect with peers in a friendly atmosphere.

Let's make data speak!

[BC]2 will host six main sessions; abstract submissions are opening in Spring 2021.

  • Pathogens, immune systems and host-pathogen interactions

  • Population genomics in human health

  • Cancer biology and precision medicine

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision

  • Spatiotemporal gene expression dynamics and single-cell approaches

  • Evolutionary dynamics and ecology