Biology20 is the largest conference of organismic biology in Switzerland. It aims to provide a platform for exchange between students and researchers across diverse scientific institutions and topic areas such as evolution, ecology, conservation, behavior and systematics.

Biology20 is also the annual joint meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical, and Systematics societies.

The day before the main meeting (5 February) a satellite meeting of the Swiss Bioinformatics Institute on “Analyzing Microbiomes” will take place, organized by Laurent Falquet (Fribourg).


30 September 2019
registration opens
22 November 2019
abstract submission closes
20 December 2019
presenter notification
6 January 2020
registration closes
13 January 2020
final programme

Keynotes Speakers

Andrea Waeschenbach
The Natural History Museum of London

Iain Couzin
University of Konstanz

Alexandra-Maria Klein
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Claudia Bank
The Gulbenkian Institute

John Pannell
University of Lausanne
Darwin Speaker

Fonds de recherche du centenaire, UniFr.

Special thanks to the Fachschaft in Biology for their logo

For inquiries please contact us at: biology20@biology20.ch

Organizing committee:

Sven Bacher
Louis-Félix Bersier
Thomas Flatt
Gwenaël Jacob
Adria LeBoeuf
Heinz Müller-Schärer
Rudolf P. Rohr

Images by: Adrien Quartenoud (aerial view of Fribourg), Louis-Félix Bersier, and Rudolf P. Rohr. These are all licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0