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Abstract submission has been extended until 14 December 2016. Registration will be open until 15 January 2017.

The workshop programs are now available and registration is open!

We are pleased to announce biology17 – the annual Swiss conference on ecology, evolution, systematics and conservation. biology17 will take place at the University of Bern on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February 2017. Please save the date!

The pre-conference program will start on the afternoon of 1 February with two workshops followed by an apero. The workshops will cover topics in computational biology and in transdisciplinary research.

During the apero on 1 February we will also have a public outreach event “Rendez-vous Forschung.” If you would like to discuss your research with the public, please register here.

Please note that although the meeting is held one week earlier than usual, we won’t abstain from holding the popular Darwin party on Thursday night to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday.

biology17 is the largest conference of organismic biology in Switzerland and aims to provide a platform for exchange between students, researchers and professors across scientific institutions, research groups and topic areas. biology17 is also the annual joint meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical, and Systematics societies. In 2017 we also welcome the support of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and are specifically encouraging participants to submit abstracts for our new computational biology session.

More information on the program and organization will follow.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bern next year!
The organising committee