Oral presentation are scheduled during the parallel sessions 1, 2 and 3 and during the joined highlight session according to the schedule provided below.


Track A Track B
Parallel session 1 
09:15 - 10:45

Machine Learning algorithms for advancing spatial biology
Session chairs: Maria Brbic and Raphael Gottardo

Precision medicine: harnessing big data for cancer and other complex diseases
Session chairs: Charlotte Ng and Valentina Boeva

Parallel session 2 
14:00 - 15:30

Proteins in 3D: the dynamics of protein structures and their interactions
Session chairs: Xavier Deupi and Torsten Schwede

Methods in single-cell data analysis: from pre-processing to biological inference
Session chairs: Santiago Carmona and Marianna Rapsomaniki

Track A 
Track B
Parallel session 3 
08:30 - 10:00

Dynamics of immune processes: from responses to pathogens to immunotherapy
Session chairs: Marija Bulijan and Adrian Egli

Deciphering ecology and evolution with creative genomics approaches
Session chairs: Claudia Bank and Roman Arguello 
[BC]2 Highlights 
10:30 - 12:00
Joined session 
Session chairs: David Gfeller and Zoltán Kutalik


  • Venue: Oral presentations have to be given on-site at the Congress Center in Basel. Please plan your travel accordingly and make necessary arrangements to be present at the venue.

  • Presentation slot: You can find the exact time and date of your presentation in the abstract notification email that was sent to you. If you have any doubts or need clarification, please check the schedule overview or contact us at bc2@sib.swiss.

  • Duration: presentations should be 15 minutes long, consisting of a 12-minute presentation and a 3-minute Q&A session.

  • Content: please ensure that your presentation introduces the scientific question, highlights key results, and discusses future directions and challenges of your project.

  • File format: prepare your presentation in 16:9 aspect ratio and save it in one of the following formats: PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF (.pdf).

  • Technical requirements: please note that you won't be able to use your own computer for the presentation. Instead, bring your presentation on a USB stick and submit it to the technical team at the Speakers' Service Centre in room Nairobi on the 2nd floor, next to the registration desk.

  • Submission deadline: all presentations must be provided to the Speakers' Service Centre 12 hours prior to your scheduled presentation time. Please name your file as follows: DATE_TIME_SURNAME (e.g., 12SEPT_13:30-14:00_MILLER).

  • Alternative submission: Alternatively, you can send your presentation to solange.guye@sib.swiss instead of delivering it in person to the Speakers' Service Centre. This must be done 24 hours prior to your scheduled presentation time.

  • Videos: If your presentation includes embedded videos, please provide the video file separately in mp4 format. This will enable the technical team to play your video in case of any issues during your presentation. Name the video file as follows: DATE_TIME_SURNAME_VIDEO-FILE-NAME (e.g., 12SEPT_13:30-14:00_MILLER_Video-1).

  • Important information:  The speakers and presenting authors should arrive at the meeting room 15 minutes before the beginning of the session and introduce themselves to the Session Chairs. It is very important that, for a smooth development of the conference, all speakers and presenting authors respect the pre-assigned presentation time. You can check the full agenda here: agenda.

Best presentation course

Frédéric Schütz (SIB Group Leader and member of the SIB Training Group) will give two virtual courses on ‘best practices’ for giving and structuring presentations. This course aims to enhance your ability to deliver impactful and well-structured presentations.

The course is free of charge, and if your abstract has been selected for an oral presentation or a poster pitch, we strongly encourage you to attend. The course will be held on:

  • Theorical part: Tuesday 29 August, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Practical part: Monday 4 September, 13:00 - 16:00

Register here before 25 August.