This year, we bring you the BioHackathon in a virtual fashion. This 9-13 November, we will put online platforms to the test to bring you a fun and productive event — we will be using Remo & SLACK!

We believe the new format will allow everyone to participate in the BioHackathon and deliver tangible outcomes from the selected projects.

While the BioHackathon is going virtual, seats are limited and registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss your chance to attend this year and register before 18 September 2020.


BioHackathon activities are driven by practical sessions where people gather, discuss, and implement ideas/projects during intensive and productive coding sessions. The topics will be aligned to challenges proposed by ELIXIR platforms (data, tools, compute, interoperability and training), ELIXIR communities (Human Data, Rare Diseases, Marine Metagenomics, Plant Science, Metabolomics and Proteomics), and a set of common challenges proposed by the sister BioHackathon organised in Japan.


  • Advance the development of an open-source infrastructure for data integration to accelerate scientific innovation. We will focus on technology implementations such as FAIR, identifiers, metadata standards, ontologies and metadata catalogues that support the operations across ELIXIR platforms (Compute, Data, Interoperability, Tools, and Training)
  • Engage the technical people in the bioinformatics community inside and outside ELIXIR to work together on topics of common interest aligned to ELIXIR activities
  • Strengthen the interactions with ELIXIR platforms and communities to establish and reinforce collaborations through hands-on programming activities.