BASEL LIFE 2019

9–12 September 2019

Congress Center Basel
Switzerland

Programme Overview

Monday, 09 September 2019

09.00 – 16.00

16.45 – 18.00

Welcome and Opening lecture at the Basel Town Hall

18.00 – 19.00

Welcome reception

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

10.00 – 11.45

[BC]2 Plenary session 1: Single-cell data

Chair:
Manfred Claassen (ETH Zurich, CH & SIB)
Mark Robinson (University of Zurich, Zurich, CH & SIB)


10.00 - 10.45
Joint analysis of heterogeneous single-cell dataset collections
Peter Kharchenko (Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States)

10.45 - 11.05
Selected oral presentation

11.05 - 11.25
Selected oral presentation

11.25 - 11.45
Selected oral presentation

11.45 – 13.15

Lunch break

13.15 – 15.00

[BC]2 Plenary session 2: Evolutionary medicine

Chair:
Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, CH & SIB)
Richard Neher (University of Basel, Basel, CH & SIB)


13.15 - 14.00
Predicting antibiotic resistance
Roy Kishony (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)

14.00 - 14.20
Selected oral presentation

14.20 - 14.40
Selected oral presentation

14.40 - 15.00
Selected oral presentation

15.30 – 16.30

EMBO & [BC]² Flashtalks on the stage

Chair:
Sven Bergmann (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, CH & SIB)
Philipp Bucher (EPFL, Lausanne, CH & SIB)

16.30 – 17.45

[BC]2 Session – SIB Bioinformatics Awards

16.30 - 16.55
SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award

16.55 - 17.20
SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award

17.20 - 17.45
SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award

17.30 – 19.00

Networking event & Poster session for EMBO and [BC]2 Presenters

Chair:
Sven Bergmann (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, CH & SIB)
Philipp Bucher (EPFL, Lausanne, CH & SIB)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

09.00 – 09.45

[BC]2 Keynote lecture: Hidden Variables: quantifying our uncertainties in the analyses of human microbiome data

Susan Holmes (Stanford University, Stanford, USA)

Chair:
Erik van Nimwegen (University of Basel, Basel, CH)
Niko Beerenwinkel (ETH Zurich, Zurich, CH & SIB)

10.00 – 11.45

[BC]2 Plenary session 3: Clinical population genomics

Chair:
Zoltán Kutalik (CHUV, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, CH & SIB)
Matthew Robinson (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, CH & SIB)


10.00 - 10.45
Keynote presentation
Danielle Posthuma (Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam & VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VU), Amsterdam, NL)

10.45 - 11.05
Selected oral presentation

11.05 - 11.25
Selected oral presentation

11.25 - 11.45
Selected oral presentation

11.45 – 13.15

Lunch break

13.15 – 15.00

[BC]2 Plenary session 4: Systems biology of disease

Chair:
Giovanni Ciriello (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, CH & SIB)
Mihaela Zavolan (University of Basel, Basel, CH & SIB)


13.15 - 14.00
Cellular and clonal dynamics in humoral immunity
Thomas Kepler, Boston University School of Medicine, US

14.00 - 14.20
Selected oral presentation

14.20 - 14.40
Selected oral presentation

14.40 - 15.00
Selected oral presentation

15.30 – 17.15

[BC]2 Plenary session 5: Multi-level data integration

Chair:
Karsten Borgwardt (ETH Zurich, Zurich, CH & SIB)
Julia Vogt (University of Basel, Basel, CH & SIB)


15.30 - 16.15
Bayesian matrix factorization and deep learning data fusion for drug-target interaction prediction
Yves Moreau, KU Leuven, BE

16.15 - 16.35
Selected oral presentation

16.35 - 16.55
Selected oral presentation

16.55 - 17.15
Selected oral presentation

17.15 - 17.30

Closing remarks

Thursday, 12 September 2019

09.00 – 10.15

Joint session [BC]2/EMBO

Plenary session 6: Computational biology, artificial intelligence and machine learning in precision medicine

Chair: Jan Korbel (Genome Biology Unit EMBL, Heidelberg, DE)

09.00 - 09.25
Title to be announced
Oliver Stegle (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)

09.25 - 09.50
Title to be announced
Amos Tanay (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISR)

09.50 - 10.15
Title to be announced
Julien Gagneur (Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Munich, DE)

12.30 – 13.45

Lunch break

16.00 – 16.45

Join Keynote Lecture 3: Vasant Narasimhan (Chief Executive Officer of Novartis, Basel, CH)

Chair: Susan Gasser (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, CH)