The industry exhibition gives you the chance to discover companies and initiatives in the field of bioinformatics, and more specifically personalized health, biocuration and data integration, digital health and many more. Don’t miss the chance to visit their booths. You might meet your new partner. These experts will also provide you with short talks presenting their last innovations.

The “Boost your career” corner will offer you the possibility to learn about the newest job openings in bioinformatics at SIB, in various companies and at our partners. Finding a job in industry is not always easy when coming from academia. Two speakers - from the recruiting side and from the candidate perspective - will share their insights on how to successfully make this transition.

Take a look at the presentations happening during the conference:



Time & Place Activity
15:30 – 15:45
Booth HeartGenetics
Polygenic risk scores in the clinic

Ana Teresa Freitas, CEO of HeartGenetics

Polygenic risk scores are starting to be used as biomarkers for earlier identification of individuals at increased risk of disease development. Learn about the most recent developments on polygenic risk score reporting standards and its use in genetic diagnosis or prevention.

15:45 – 16:00
Boost your career-corner
A general overview on the status of the initiative Swiss Personalized Health Network

Thomas Geiger, Managing Director, SPHN

At the onset of the second funding period 2021-2024, SPHN will provide a short summary of the main milestones and achievements of the first funding period and give insights on how the developed infrastructures will be consolidated and implemented until 2024 towards a sustainable health data ecosystem.

16:00 – 16:15
Learning from the transcriptome

Frank Staubli, Business Development Manager, NEBION

NEBION provides a world-wide unique compendium of curated transcriptomics data for discovery and clinical research. Learn more about our approach how to process, normalize and manually annotate thousands of publicly available studies and why the database can support your research.

16:15 – 16:30
Boost your career-corner
ETH Domain: Approaching medical and clinical domains by collaborations with hospitals

Daniel Vonder Mühll, Executive Director PHRT

More information coming soon.

16:30 – 17:00
Boost your career-corner
How to do a postdoc in pharma?

Jitao David Zhang, Computational Biologist in Drug Discovery, Roche

Jitao David Zang will present his article "Ten simple rules for doing a postdoc in pharma" and give his insight on postdoctoral programs in the pharmaceutical and life science industry.



Time & Place Activity
14:15 – 14:30
Boost your career-corner
Semantic Interoperability (Framework)

Sabine Österle, Team Lead Data Interoperability, Personalized Health Informatics group, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and SPHN

Semantic interoperability ensures that information is consistently interpretable by both machines and humans - across projects, systems, countries and over time. Sabine Oesterle will present the semantic framework that SPHN has developed over the past years. She will explain how semantic data standards help to describe clinical data and how the semantic web standards can express and link knowledge.

14:30 – 14:45
Booth BigOmics
The shifting bottleneck in genome data research

Murodzhon Akhmedov, CEO and co-founder of BigOmics

More information coming soon.

14:45 – 15:15
Boost your career-corner
How to successfully apply for a private-sector job? 

Dala Egger, Head of People and Culture, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

A special guest will share his experience on how he successfully transitioned from academia to industry: Patrick Roelli (10x Genomics).