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 is online, global and affordable.

If you participated in BCC2020 then please take a few minutes to let us know about your experience. If you missed BCC2020, please take a few minutes to let us know what events you would like to see in the future.

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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 are 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.

For up to date information about the conference, see BCC2020 Info Hub


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

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes
Mozilla Foundation
Lincoln Stein
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Prashanth N Suravajhala
Birla Institute of Scientific Research
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Lessons learnt from organizing a virtual conference (BCC2020)

Going to a conference - don’t you love it?! It might take you to an interesting place to visit, allow you to meet colleagues of old, establish new connections and spontaneously run into relevant conversations. Being away from home and work enables... continue reading

BCC2020 pre-conference open house

After much discussion, the BCC2020 organizing committee has decided to hold the meeting on, which is similar to Zoom but offers a more conference-like experience, with “floors” and “tables” where you can mingle with other attendees. It h... continue reading


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