The [BC]2 Scientific Committee is mostly composed of SIB Members and Group Leaders. The committees' task is to coordinate and develop the scientific programme.

Scientific Committee Core Team (SCCT)

Scientific Committee Core Team (SCCT)

The SCCT plans and decides on the scientific content of the conference. It recruits and coordinates the session chairs. The team is composed of SIB Members:


Zoltán Kutalik, chair (CHUV / University of Lausanne, Lausanne)




Katja Bärenfaller (Molecular Allergology Group, SIAF (University of Zurich), Davos




David Gfeller (Computational Cancer Biology Group, UNIL, Lausanne)




Patricia Palagi (Head of Training, SIB, Lausanne)



Session Chairs

  • Dynamics of immune processes: from responses to pathogens to immunotherapy
    • Marija Buljan ( Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
      St. Gallen )
    • Adrian Egli (Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich)
    • Session coordinator: Katja Bärenfaller

  • Ecology and evolution: the impact of massive sequencing efforts 
    • Roman Arguello (Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne)
    • Claudia Bank (Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Unibe, Bern)
    • Session Coordinator: Zoltán Kutalik

  • ML algorithms for advancing spatial biology 
    • Maria Brbic (Assistant Professor in computer science at EPFL, Lausanne)
    • Raphael Gottardo  (Translational Data Science, CHUV, Lausanne)
    • Session Coordinator: Zoltán Kutalik

  • Precision medicine: harnessing big data for cancer and other complex diseases 
    • Valentina Boeva (Computational Epigenetics of Cancer, ETH, Zurich)
    • Charlotte Ng (Oncogenomics, University of Bern)
    • Session Coordinator: David Gfeller

  • Proteins in 3D: the dynamics of protein structures and their interactions
    • Xavier Deupi (Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen)
    • Torsten Schwede (Computational Structural Biology Group, University of Basel)
    • Session Coordinator: Katja Bärenfaller

  • Single-cell approaches: dissecting cellular heterogeneity across multiple modalities
    • Santiago Carmona (Ludwig Centre for Cancer Research, UNIL, Epalinges)
    • Marianna Rapsomaniki (AI for single-cell research group, IBM Research Zurich)
    • Session Coordinator: David Gfeller
                                                                                   

Tutorials & workshops

Evaluation Committee:

  • Patricia Palagi (Head of Training, SIB, Lausanne)
  • Aiswarya Prasad, PhD candidate, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Department of Fundamental Microbiology of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Tülay Karakulak, PhD candidate, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Institute of Molecular Cancer Research of the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Organisation and communication

The [BC]2 is organized by SIB's Communications & Scientific Events Team.

  • Solange Guye (Scientific Events Manager)
  • Elsa Dubar (Communications & Event Manager)

with the help of the rest of the team:

  • Marie Dangles (Director of Communications, People & Culture)
  • Maïa Berman (Team Lead Communications)
  • Victor Kouassi (Communications Manager)
  • Sylvie Flegel (Communications Officer)
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