BioHackathon Europe

A round table of diverse people hackingEach year, since 2018, ELIXIR organises BioHackathon Europe, bringing together bioinformaticians from around the world. 

The BioHackathon offers an intense week of hacking, with over 160 international participants, to work on diverse and exciting projects. The week starts with a half-day symposium to introduce these, followed by five days of hacking with one sole aim — coding to address challenges in bioinformatics.

Companies are welcome to participate.  Contact the ELIXIR Industry Officer Katharina Lauer (katharina.lauer [at] with any questions.

Next BioHackathon

The ELIXIR BioHackathon-Europe 2021 is taking place on 8-12 November 2021.
For details see the Biohackathon 2021 website.

Previous BioHackathons


Contact for the organising committee: biohackathon-europe [at] (subject: BioHackathon%20Europe%20)

The first BioHackathon Europe took place in Paris in 2018. It was based on the BioHackathons that The National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) and Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS) have organized in Japan since 2008 (see their BioHackathon website).