About the Conference

Biology19 is the largest conference of organismal biology in Switzerland to stimulate exchange between students, researchers and professors across scientific institutions, research groups and disciplines. It is also the annual joint meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical, and Systematics societies.

The two-day conference will include four plenary talks by invited speakers, many oral presentations by early-career scientists and poster sessions. Thursday evening, the traditional Darwin Dinner in honor of Darwin's birthday will feature Barbara König (University of Zurich) as our invited speaker.

Important news

We are pleased to announce two satellite events on 06.02.2019:

  • SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Workshop
  • A public outreach programme at the Zoological Museum Zurich

And here some important dates:

  • 31.12.2018   Talk & poster submission closes
  • 07.02.2019   Conference begins

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Keynote Speakers

Meghan Duffy

University of Michigan

Virpi Lummaa

University of Turku

Walter Salzburger

University of Basel

Tanja Slotte

Stockholm University
 

 

 

Barbara König

University of Zurich

Darwin speaker

Organizers

Florian Altermatt
Wolf Blanckenhorn
Frédéric Guillaume
Anna Lindholm
Stefan Lüpold
Arpat Ozgul
Péter Szövényi

General Programme (tentative)

Except for plenary talks, oral presentations will take place in two parallel sessions and are strictly limited to 12 mins plus 3 mins of questions to keep sessions synchronized. Flash talks are short (max. 2 mins) presentations of a select number of posters and are limited to be a single slide (animations are possible).


Wednesday 06.02. Thursday 07.02. Friday 08.02.
08:15  
08:40
08:45 Plenary Talk: Tanja Slotte Plenary Talk: Walter Salzburger
09:30 Talks Talks Talks Talks
10:30
11:00 Talks Talks Talks Talks
12:00
12:20
14:15 SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Workshop

Public outreach at the Zoological Museum Zurich

for details and programmes see here
Plenary Talk: Virpi Lummaa Plenary Talk: Meghan Duffy
15:00 Talks Talks Talks Talks
16:00
16:30 Talks Talks Closing Ceremony
18:00  
18:30 Darwin Plenary Talk: Barbara König
19:30

Workshop & Outreach

In the afternoon of 6 February 2019, we proudly offer two additional events associated with Biology19:


  • SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Workshop
  • A public outreach programme at the Zoological Museum Zurich


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Workshop

Time Presentation
14:15-14:30 Grégoire Rossier
Training Group & Vital-IT, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Presentation of the SIB
14:30-15:15 Richard Neher
Microbial Evolution, Biozentrum Basel
Real-time tracking and visualization of pathogen sequence data
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:15 Damian Szklarzcyk
Bioinformatics Systems Biology, University of Zurich
The STRING protein-protein interaction database, and its use in characterising functional modularity and enrichment
16:15-17:00 Nicolas Salamin, Daniele Silvestro, Théo Gaboriau
Computational Phylogenetics group, Department of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne
New developments in modeling quantitative traits at the macroevolutionary scale

This event is hosted by:  SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics logo



Public outreach at the Zoological Museum Zurich

Zoological Museum Zurich Have you ever wondered what research in biology looks like? Or how species-rich Switzerland is? Yes?
Then come to the Zoological Museum UZH on 6 February 2019, where visitors of the museum will have the opportunity to get to know the participants of Biology19 and to talk with them about various topics of biology.

Programme for families and schools

Biodiversity Means Life 13:30-16.30
With the help of interactive and playful elements as well as the beautiful museum exhibits, the biologists will present their research projects and answer questions from adults and children alike.

Public lecture

Biodiversity Means Life 18:15-19:15
Prof. Dr. Florian Altermatt, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich
"Biodiversity in the river"

This event is hosted by: Biodiversity Means Life logo   Zoological Museum Zurich logo



Ales Krivec

Venue

University of Zurich-Irchel
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich


DIRECTIONS

If you travel by train through Zurich Main Station (HB), Irchel Campus can be reached by tram line 10 to "Universität Irchel", or tram lines 7 or 14 to "Milchbuck".

From Zurich Oerlikon, you can take tram line 10 or 14 to "Milchbuck".



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