What are the latest computational advances to better understand diseases or ecosystems? How are bioinformaticians facing the COVID-19 crisis? The first virtual edition of our internal conference (8-10 June) has remained true to its ambition to represent the scientific diversity of Swiss bioinformatics. It brought together 390 scientists from across Switzerland’s computational biology and bioinformatics groups, as well as international keynote speakers Victoria Nembaware (Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Centre) and Flora Graham (Nature Briefing). We invite you to discover a wrap-up of highlights from the parallel sessions, the COVID-19 panel discussion and the keynotes - and to watch the recorded talks, most of which could be made public.


What are the SIB Days?

The SIB Days are the internal conference of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, organized every two years. Its ambition? To give a voice to SIB’s 80 Groups across Switzerland, through a diversity of bioinformatics topics, and to offer its 800 Members an opportunity to meet, learn about each other’s activities and kickstart collaborations, in a friendly atmosphere. Due to COVID-19, the conference took place virtually for the first time, on 8-10 June 2020.

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Some of the 390 software developers, computational biologists and biocurators who took part in the SIB Days 2020

“Coming together for the SIB Days 2020 clearly demonstrated our connections as a community, as well as showcasing how bioinformatics is both an invaluable part of life sciences research and a scientific discipline in its own right”, says Group Leader Robert Waterhouse (University of Lausanne) of the SIB Days 2020 Scientific Committee.

Looking forward to seeing you at [BC]2 2021!

The [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference, organized by SIB, will take place from 13-16 September 2021 in Basel. More information will follow soon.

Access the videos of the recorded sessions: SIB Days 2020 playlist