Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the German Conference on Bioinformatics 2021 (GCB 2021) cannot take place as a live conference in Halle as originally planned. In view of the current and foreseeable development of the pandemic, the organising committee decided to conduct GCB 2021 in analogy to GCB 2020 as a virtual conference from September 6 to 8, 2021. The submission deadline for abstracts was extended to July 4, 2021
The German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) is an annual, international conference devoted to all areas of bioinformatics and meant as a platform for the whole bioinformatics community. Recent meetings attracted a multinational audience of approx. 250 participants each year.