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Empowering Biodiversity Research Conference II - POSTPONED


Due to to COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was postponed to May 2021.

You can register online: the fee to the conference is 50 Euros and includes the entrance to the conference and to the Biodiversity Informatics Market, as well as coffee breaks, lunch and reception.

The conference will take place on 14 and 15 May 2020 at the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren. During this event, we will explore and discuss the opportunities and strengths related to Biodiversity Informatics and Open Data & Open Science with our keynote speakers

Participants will also get the chance to learn about Belgian research projects using biodiversity informatics tools to enhance their results, and there will be ample time to network with fellow biodiversity scientists.

Make sure to check the preliminary programme online

Also, during the conference, a Biodiversity Informatics Market will be organised. This will be an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest developments in the field and relevant projects and initiatives will be showcased.

Note that a call for posters is now open. The poster session will be integrated in the Biodiversity Informatics Market. You may use this form to submit your poster abstract.  

We are looking forward to welcome you and invite you to discover the world of Biodiversity Informatics and Bioinformatics! 

For more information, please refer to our conference website, and for any question, please contact Dimitri Brosens, Biodiversity Research Liaison Officer for the Belgian Biodiversity Platform and organiser of the conference.


This conference is co-organised by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, the AfricaMuseum, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), the Meise Botanic Garden (Meise), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Université of Liège (ULiège), the VIB and the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo).

LifeWatch Belgium is one of the organizing partners, together with CETAF, DiSSCo, ELIXIR, and GBIF.



Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:00 to Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 17:00