• 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.

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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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  • Building the learning ecosystem of health

    Posted on 4 March 2021.

    Submit your abstract and take part in the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum at [BC]2, to share solutions for preventive medicine and the whole learning ecosystem of health.

    [BC]2 will host a one-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum entitled “Building the learning ecosystem of health: from data tracking to preventive medicine” on 13 September. The Forum will explore solutions to better understand the different components of the learning ecosystem of health and preventive medicine (see figure below), from technologies (hardware, software) to track data and data management (incl. access, collection,...

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  • Submit your tutorial and workshop proposals

    Posted on 1 February 2021.

    [BC]2 will feature a one-day workshops and tutorials session on 13 September. The call for proposals is now open.

    The purpose of workshops is to provide participants with an informal setting to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and share practical experiences on focused or emerging topics in bioinformatics. A workshop should provide an interesting perspective on the cutting edge of a research field and can be complementary to the main conference topics. Previous sessions have covered, for instance, “Gene Ontologies”, “Education in Bioinformatics”, or “Logical modelling of biol...

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  • Meet the invited speakers

    Posted on 15 January 2021.

    It is our great pleasure to announce our first confirmed invited speakers who will present cutting-edge ideas and research in computational biology and bioinformatics. Stay tuned for the registrations which will open in April 2021.

    Aleksandra Walczak

    Laboratoire de Physique - Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

    The immune system is a complex biological system with the main aim of recognizing and eliminating pathogens. Understanding the interactions of its different cellular and molecular components remains a fascinating puzzle. Aleksandra Walczak's research is focussed on developing theoretical f...

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  • Entries open for the 2021 SIB Bioinformatics Awards

    Posted on 15 January 2021.

    [BC]2 is the highlight of the year for winners of the SIB Bioinformatics Awards, who will be announced and present their work during a plenary session. Don’t miss the deadline to submit your work.

    To promote excellence, diversity and innovation in the field of bioinformatics, SIB created the SIB Bioinformatics Awards in 2008 to acknowledge early career bioinformaticians and ground-breaking resources of national and international standing.

    The Awards honour bioinformatics excellence in three categories and is currently seeking submissions:

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