About BCC

Bioinformatics Community Conference is a combination of two existing conferences: the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, hosted by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation, and the Galaxy Community Conference, hosted by Galaxy. The two organizations first joined forces in 2018 for GCCBOSC 2018, after noticing that there was high overlap between the communities. BCC2020 is the second joint conference, and offers opportunities for learning and networking that would not be possible in separate conferences.

After much consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the Organizing Committee came to the difficult decision to hold the conference online. This was deemed most socially responsible action to maintain a forum in which our community could share their work and discovery. Making this decision allows us to focus on organizing an engaging conference in this new format.

BCC2020 is online, global and affordable.

Host Organizations

The team

The team behind BCC is a combination of OBF, Galaxy, OICR, Galaxy Australia and Australian BioCommons members, along with community members that generously donate their time to review abstracts, chair sessions, and review the program.


Dave Clements

Nomi Harris


Michelle Brazas

Peter Cock

Frederik Coppens

Chris Fields

Simon Gladman

Mo Heydarian

Karsten Hokamp

Jessica Maia

Monica Munoz-Torres

Gareth Price

Morgan Taschuk

Peter Van Heusden

Jenn Vessio

Heather Wiencko

Yo Yehudi

Denis Yuen

Scientific Program Committee

  • Kai Blin, Technical University of Denmark
  • Kai Blumberg, University of Arizona
  • Christian Brueffer, Lund University
  • J. Harry Caufield, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Peter Cock, The James Hutton Institute
  • Arun Decano, University of St. Andrews
  • Gianluca Della Vedova, DISCo, Univ. degli Studi Milano-Bicocca
  • James Eddy, Sage Bionetworks
  • Scott Edmunds, GigaScience/BGI Hong Kong
  • Chris Fields, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, openSNP
  • Nomi Harris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Michael Heuer, UC Berkeley RISE Lab
  • Karsten Hokamp, Trinity College Dublin
  • Aziz Khan, University of Oslo
  • Aleix Lafita-Masip, European Bioinformatics Institute EMBL-EBI
  • Jessica Maia, BD
  • Nico Matentzoglu, EMBL-EBI
  • Hervé Ménager, Institut Pasteur
  • Ruchi Munshi, Broad Institute
  • Tazro Ohta, Database Center for Life Science
  • Konstantin Okonechnikov, German Cancer Research Center
  • Lorena Pantano, UPF
  • Luis Pedro Coelho, Fudan University
  • Surya Saha, Boyce Thompson Institute
  • Sonika Tyagi, Monash University
  • Deepak Unni, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Nicole Vasilevsky, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Jason Williams, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Yo Yehudi, Open Life Science
  • Enis Afgan, Johns Hopkins University
  • Christopher Barnett, University of Cape Town
  • Anshu Bhardwaj, Interdisciplinary Research Center, and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology
  • Dan Blankenberg, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
  • Tracey Calvert-Joshua, University of the Western Cape
  • Maria Doyle, Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
  • Melanie Föll, University of Freiburg
  • Björn Grüning, University of Freiburg
  • Jennifer Harrow, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Jennifer Hillman-Jackson, Penn State University
  • Saskia Hiltemann, Erasmus Medical Center
  • Vahid Jalili, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Thomas Klingström, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Delphine Lariviere, Penn State University
  • Gildas Le Corguillé, Station Biologique de Roscoff
  • Younghee Lee, University of Utah
  • Ziphozakhe Mashologu, SANBI, University of the Western Cape
  • David Morais, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Pablo Moreno, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Helena Rasche, Independent
  • Sara Riazi, University of New Haven
  • Beáta Scholtz, University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center
  • Muhammad Farhan Sjaugi, Perdana University
  • Anna Syme, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Sonika Tyagi, Monash University
  • Peter Van Heusden, SANBI, University of the Western Cape

Assets for promoting BCC2020



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