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Interactivity is deeply rooted in the SIB Days, our internal scientific conference. It is the time of the year when our scientists come together, share their latest activities, start new collaborations – and friendships. This year’s events however, have pushed us to reinvent our original concept, with creativity and optimism!

We are thus happy to announce that the SIB Days 2020 will be maintained as planned on 9-10 June, but moved to a free of charge, virtual conference. They will be preceded by a set of workshops on 8 June.

SIB's virtual conference platform will allow you to present and exchange your scientific ideas. Our goal is to give a voice to as many groups as possible: with four parallel sessions each day featuring talks of different lengths, seven workshops, software demonstrations and poster sessions, there will many opportunities to present your work or learn from others. In addition, we will organise several “virtual” social activities to promote new interactions among SIB members on all levels that will help to build and strengthen our community.

We count on your help to promote the conference to the SIB community and hope to see you all in June!
Key dates

Abstract submission deadline
Reviewing deadline
Abstract decision notification
'Best presentation' course
Technical tests with all presenters
SIB Days

10 March, 23:59 CET
8 April - 31 May
30 April
5 May
18-20 May
2-3 June
8 June
9-10 June


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* Please note that your registration remains valid in case that you already registered before the event's change to a virtual environment. There is no need to re-register. The SIB Days are now free of charge and already paid registration fees are reimbursed.

The registration deadline is 31 May, 23:59 CET! After this date, we will NOT accept any registration requests due to technical limitations! We will contact all participants on Thursday, 4 June, with more information on how to connect to the SIB Days conference platform.

Image: Tell me who you are sitting next to, I’ll tell you who you are, by Thibault Robin

As part of his PhD thesis in SIB’s CALIPHO Group at the University of Geneva, Thibault Robin developed a webviewer to spot, at a glance, similarities between human cell lines on the basis of their respective short tandem repeat (STR) profiles, contained in the Cellosaurus knowledge resource.

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