A poster pitch + poster consists of a short presentation (pitch) of 5 minutes during one of the parallel sessions (as per schedule provided below) together with a printed poster to be presented at the Congress Center in Basel.


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 


  • Venue: poster pitches must be presented on-site at the Congress Center in Basel. 

  • Presentation slot: the information regarding the poster pitch timeslot has been communicated via your abstract notification letter and includes the date, and the time and location of the poster pitch, as well as the details of your Poster Session. If you have any doubts or need clarification, please feel free to contact us at bc2@sib.swiss.

  • Duration and content: Poster pitches should be 5 minutes in length, without a Q&A session. Please briefly introduce your scientific question, highlight one key result, and provide information about when and where attendees can find your poster.

  • File format: Prepare your presentation in 16:9 aspect ratio and save it in either PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF (.pdf) format.

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

  • Submission deadline: Submit your presentation to the Speakers' Service Centre 24 hours before your scheduled presentation time. Use the following file name format: DATE_TIME_SURNAME (e.g., 12SEPT_13:30-13:45_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.

  • Videos: If your presentation includes embedded videos, please provide the video file separately in mp4 format. This will allow the technical team to play your video if any issues arise during your presentation. Name the video file as follows: DATE_TIME_SURNAME_VIDEO-FILE-NAME (e.g., 12SEPT_13:30-13:45_MILLER_Video-1).

  • On the day of your presentation:  poster presenters 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.


All poster presenters are asked to prepare a printed poster (to be presented on-site) and a virtual poster (to be uploaded on the the virtual [BC]2 Poster Gallery. All details on the poster format, number and location can be found in the Poster guidelines. Please make sure to upload your poster by 4 September.

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.

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