• Learn more about our COVID-19 protection plan

    Posted on 29 July 2021.

    Keeping you safe while you are enjoying the conference is one of our highest priorities. Following the Swiss and cantonal guidelines, we have developed a COVID-19 protection plan aiming to reduce the risk of infection at [BC]2 as much as possible.

    To participate in [BC]2 on-site, participants need to be either vaccinated, recovered from a recent COVID-19 infection or tested negative for COVID-19. You will have to proved an official COVID Certificate to prove either of it before entering the conference center. Testing possibilities for non-vaccinated people will be made available free of charge...

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  • We are pleased to announce our sponsors!

    Posted on 20 July 2021.

    We are pleased to announce our corporate and institutional sponsors for the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference 2021. Once again the community has come forward with a truly wonderful amount of support.

    We are thrilled to have this year in the Gold Sponsor category, the well-know company Novartis and as Silver Sponsors, we are grateful to Nebion, PHRT and SPHN for their support.

    Rounding out the remarkable support of this event we have our Bronze Sponsors; HeartGenetics and Roche.

    The [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference brings together the bioinformatics community. The suppo...



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  • Abstract call - present your research in one of our workshops

    Posted on 19 July 2021.

    All of our workshops have launched abstract calls to provide participants with the possibility to present their research during the workshop. Continue reading to find out to which workshop your research may fit.

    Toward a common framework for annotated, accessible, reproducible and interoperable computational models in biology

    This workshop brings together scientists from broader computational communities (multiscale, multicellular, and also quantitative modelling) to harmonise practices and foster interoperability and reusability of computational models in Systems Biology. Interested researche...

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  • Barbara Treutlein and Nikolaus Rajewsky will present at [BC]2

    Posted on 23 June 2021.

    Barbara Treutlein and Nikolaus Rajewsky have confirmed their participation.

    It is our pleasure to welcome Barbara Treutlein (ETH Zürich & D-BSSE, CH) and Nikolaus Rajewsky (MDC Berlin, DE) at [BC]2!

    Barbara will open our thematic session on Spatiotemporal gene expression dynamics and single-cell approaches on 15 September and Nikolaus will hold the [BC]2 Closing Lecture on the same day.

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  • Serena Scollen and Bogi Eliasen have confirmed their participation in the ELIXIR Forum

    Posted on 9 June 2021.

    The scientific programme of the ELIXIR Forum is now ready!

    Which challenges in data tracking, management and analysis do we need to overcome to move from detecting to preventing diseases? It is our pleasure to announce that Serena Scollen (ELIXIR, UK) and Bogi Eliasen (Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, Denmark) have confirmed their participation at the ELIXIR Forum. Together with several selected talks from across the biomedical research and healthcare ecosystem, our keynote speakers will address this question from different viewpoints.

    Have a look at the scientific programme of this on...

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  • Benefit from a fellowship!

    Posted on 2 June 2021.

    If you are in Switzerland, the LS2 Intersection Bioinformatics and Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) offer registration fellowships to nine students (BSc, MSc or PhD), who wish to attend [BC]2 (only applicable to an on-site participation). 

    Deadline to apply: 21 June 2021.
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    If you are living outside of Switzerland, the ISB International Society for Biocuration will provide two travel fellowships (1’500 CHF each) to ISB members wishing to attend [BC]2. Students, junior curators, curators from low-income countries, and curators from countries suffering from natural disasters a...

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  • Registration is open

    Posted on 2 June 2021.

    Registration for [BC]2 is now open !


    After many months of virtual meetings, we are happy to announce that [BC]2 will take place on-site in Basel - with virtual participation options.

    With all necessary hygiene measures in place, and provided that the current restrictions will be gradually lifted by the Swiss Confederation by September, this lively event will combine inspiring science with great social activities to once again meet and connect with each other in a friendly atmosphere!

    To register, you just need to sign in and follow the instructions. We offer special prices for SIB Members, ...

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  • [BC]2 takes place on-site!

    Posted on 7 May 2021.

    The [BC]2 Scientific Committee Chairs and the organising team have decided to hold the conference on-site in Basel. 

    With all necessary hygiene measures in place, and giving that the current restrictions will be gradually lifted by the Confederation by September, this lively event will combine inspiring science with great social activities to once again meet and connect with each other in a friendly atmosphere.

    [BC]2 will give you the chance to connect to your peers, groups, colleagues and community in many different ways; following an exciting scientific programme, participating in the intera...

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  • [BC]2 and COVID-19

    Posted on 14 April 2021.

    Even though the situation in September might evolve quite a bit from now, we aim to host [BC]2 live in Basel with all the necessary safeguards in place, to allow each of us to participate in a lively, interactive and inspiring conference.

    On-site presentations and activities will therefore be closely coordinated with cantonal and national decisions in order to ensure maximum safety for our participants, speakers and exhibitors. Knowing the difficulties the current situation poses to travelling and crossing borders, we have decided to provide all participants from outside Switzerland with the p...

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  • Submit your abstract to [BC]2

    Posted on 18 March 2021.

    The [BC]2 Scientific Committee is now inviting abstract submissions on biological and bioinformatics research and applications, as well as development of methods and software.

    Abstracts can be submitted for one of the six main conference topics and in one of the following three categories: oral presentation, poster + poster pitch and poster only. The main conference topics are:

    • Artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision
    • Cancer biology and precision medicine
    • Evolutionary dynamics and ecology
    • Pathogens, immune systems and host-pathogen interactions
    • Population genomics in huma...

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