The biology17 conference is organized on behalf of the Swiss Botanical, Systematics, and Zoological societies. Members of these societies, plus members of the Society for Conservation Biology Swiss chapter, the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the International Biogeography Society, profit from reduced registration fees – and the reduction might be even higher than the societies’ subscription fees, especially for students! So please consider becoming a member of one of the societies and register on their webpages!

The online registration to Biology17 is now closed.
Download the list of participants here.

However, people who still want to attend the conference will be able to register directly at the registration desk during the conference. At the conference only cash payment is possible (please bring the correct amount). Note that registration for the Darwin Party is possible until Monday 23 January by sending us an email. Payment for the Darwin Party will also be possible in cash at the registration desk.


  • Registration fees: 40 CHF for students who are society members; 60 CHF for students; 80 CHF for standard society members; 100 CHF for everyone else
  • Lunch voucher: 13 CHF (includes two lunches)
  • Darwin Party & dinner: 40 CHF for students, 60 CHF for everyone else

Abstract of oral (talk) and poster presentations are limited to 1400 characters (including spaces, about 200 words). They can be submitted within one of the following session themes: ecology, evolution, biogeography, conservation, bioinformatics or systematics.

Talk and poster presenter’s instructions

Student members of the CUSO Doctoral School are eligible for reimbursement of conference fees.

Public outreach: “Rendez-vous Forschung”

Are you interested in sharing your results with the public?  Are you German speaking? Then join our public scientificspeed-dating event on Wednesday 1st Feb 18h-20h, the evening before the conference starts. Register here.