Bioinformatics Community Conference 2020

July 19-21, 2020 (West) / July 20-22 (East)

Galaxy Community Conference (GCC) Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC)

BCC2020 brings together the Galaxy Community Conference and Bioinformatics Open Source Conference to meet jointly online.


BCC2020 will be online, global and affordable.

BCC2020 is packed full of joint & parallel sessions, keynotes, poster & demo sessions, birds-of-a-feather, and social events. The meeting encompasses a week of activities, including two optional pre-conference training days, a three-day main meeting, and four post-meeting collaboration days. BCC2020 events will be held twice: once in North American Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) (BCC West), and again in Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10) (BCC East), with registration rates based on your employment status and your country's economic status. You can choose some or all of it to attend.


Two dedicated days of training on all topics bioinformatics.


The main conference. Interact and share research results and ideas in open source bioinformatics and Galaxy.


A two to four day unstructured session to collaboratively work on code, documentation, training materials, and challenging analysis problems and use cases.

Keynote Speakers

Prashanth N Suravajhala
Birla Institute of Scientific Research
Abigail Cabunoc Mayes
Mozilla Foundation
Lincoln Stein
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
More about our Keynote Speakers


New Keynote Speaker: Prashanth N Suravajhala

The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference is pleased to welcome a new keynote speaker to our excellent lineup. Dr. Suravajhala will be our live keynote for our East program. Prashanth N Suravajhala Senior Scientist, Birla Institute of Scienti... continue reading

BCC2020 Registration is Open

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for BCC2020. Since the 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference will be online this allows us to greatly lower our registration rates to a fraction of their original cost, and to also include a... continue reading

Important Information

Key Dates

March 31 2020
Abstract submission opens
April 18 2020
Registration opens
May 8 2020
Abstract submission deadline
June 6 2020
Acceptance notifications sent to authors
July 10 2020
Early registration ends
July 15 2020
Registration ends
July 17-19 2020
July 19-22 2020
BCC main meeting
July 22-24 2020
CoFest: Core
July 24-26 2020
CoFest: EnCore


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