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Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Biology and Chemistry


18 March 2024

Lang EN Workshop language is English

Calvin Klein, Chiara Rodella, Giulia Peteani, Inken Fender, Jannik Gut, Symela Lazaridi (PhD students from group Lemmin)


Dr. Umberto Lupo, EPFL
Prof. Philippe Schwaller, EPFL
Dr. Marco Stenta, Syngenta


We're a bunch of six PhD students who share a passion for using machine learning in biology and chemistry. Hailing from diverse backgrounds - ranging from molecular life sciences, economics, to informatics - we form the dynamic team of Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemmin's computational biology group at the University of Bern.

In the spirit of community and curiosity, we decided to shake things up in 2024 and organize a symposium dedicated to Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the world of biology and chemistry. Guess what? We got the funding, and are now thrilled to announce our upcoming NLP event in Bern!

👥 Why should you join us? This symposium is not your run-of-the-mill event. It's a vibrant platform for young researchers like you to showcase your NLP knowledge and troubles, delve into the magic of machine learning in the context of biology and chemistry, and meet leading experts (from industry and academia), fellow researchers, and the next wave of talents. Whether you're a seasoned pro, a fresh-faced PhD/MSc student, or somewhere in between, we're all about building connections and having a blast!

🚀 Details you need: Date: 18th of March 2024
Location: Bern, UniBe, Kuppelraum (of course!)
Registration Fee: No registration fee for CUSO students! For externals a pocket-friendly 20CHF. We believe in keeping things accessible while offering you the absolute best. If the registration fee is a hurdle, please reach out!

Presentations: Everybody can apply for a poster (A0) or a Short talk of 3-5 min (Depending on available slots a slightly longer time might be possible).

Registration deadline is on the 1st of March 2024

We look forward to seeing you there! Calvin, Chiara, Giulia, Inken, Jannik, Symela


Welcome Coffee and Registration

8:15 - 9:00

Session 1: NLP in Chemistry

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Remarks

9:30 - 10:30 Keynote 1: Philippe Schwaller

10:30 - 11:00 PhD Talks

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30 Keynote 2: Dr. Marco Stenta

Lunch Break

12:30 - 13:30

Session 2: NLP in Biology

13:30 - 14:00 Poster Session

14:00 - 15:00 Keynote 3: Dr. Umberto Lupo

15:00 - 15:30 PhD Talks

Coffee Break

15:30 - 15:45

Session 3: Posters and Roundtable Discussion

15:45 - 16:15 Poster Session

16:15 - 16:45 Roundtable Discussion

16:45 - 17:00 Closing Remarks

Apéro and Networking

17:00 - 18:00


18:00 - 19:00

Open End

19:00 - Open End


University of Bern, Kuppelraum main building, Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern





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