[BC]2 not only offers great science, but also allows you to meet your peers and have fun with exciting social activities!

Social events and activities are an essential part of [BC]2 allowing us to bring together participants from diverse research fields and horizons. Whether you would like to continue a scientific discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, network or simply enjoy some food and drinks with your colleagues from the other side of the world - our social activities will allow for all it.

Of course, [BC]2 is committed to organise these activities in a safe way, respecting all local COVID-19 measures.




Opening ceremony and dinner


The Opening Lecture on Monday evening (13 September) will be followed by a Welcome Apéro & Party to kick off the 15th edition of the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference.

All conference participants are invited to the Welcome Apéro, which takes place at the trendy KLARA restaurant in walking distance to the congress center. International tapas (9 kitchens) prepared from local and fairtrade products will be served together with music from one of the best DJs Basel can offer!

One part of the ceremony is gratefully financed by the Basel-City Canton, a member of the governing council will open the dinner with a welcome speech.





Find the treasure!

After long hours of sitting, our scavenger hunt on Tuesday (14 September) will be the perfect opportunity to get to know new people while discovering Basel (and the treasure!) in a fun way.

Expect a big moment of team work and challenges rewarded by a big surprise for the winner!






Celebrate at the Markthalle

As reward for everyone, the treasure hunt will end with an Apéro at the Markthalle. Later in the evening, you will have the possibility to enjoy the wide diversity of food trucks from all over the world. And who knows, maybe you will not only find a treasure, but also your next collaborator?

You will discover food from: Afghanistan, Argentina, Vietnam, Thailand, Africa, Himalayas, Turkey, Italy, and many more; but also a Bier and cocktail stand. Let yourself be surprised!




Photo credit:  Basel Tourismus