The Foundation Council (FC) is the highest authority of the Institute, with supervisory powers. Its responsibilities include changes to the SIB statutes, the nomination of Group Leaders, and the approval of the annual budget and financial report. The SIB partner institutions are represented in this Council.

President

  • Prof. Felix Gutzwiller, Senator.

Founding members

  • Prof. Ron Appel, Executive Director, SIB and University of Geneva;
  • Prof. Amos Bairoch, Group Leader, SIB and University of Geneva;
  • Dr Philipp Bucher, Group Leader, SIB and EPFL;
  • Prof. Denis Hochstrasser, Vice-Rector, University of Geneva, Head of Genetic and Laboratory Medicine Department, Geneva University Hospital (HUG);
  • Prof. C. Victor Jongeneel, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois;
  • Prof. Manuel Peitsch, Chairman, SIB Board of Directors and Vice-President for Biological Systems Research at Philip Morris International (PMI).

Ex officio members

  • Dr Claire Baribaud, Director, Geneva School of Business Administration;
  • Prof. Henri Bounameaux, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva;
  • Prof. Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President for Information Systems, EPFL;
  • Prof. Edwin Constable, Vice-Rector of Research and Talent Promotion, University of Basel;
  • Prof. Carlo Catapano, Director, IOR Institute of Oncology Research;
  • Prof. Boas Erez, Rector, Università della Svizzera Italiana;
  • Prof. Nicolas Fasel, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne;
  • Prof. Susan Gasser, Director, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI);
  • Prof. Detlef Günther, Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich;
  • Prof. Denis Hochstrasser, Vice-Rector, University of Geneva, Head of Genetic and Laboratory Medicine Department, Geneva University Hospital (HUG);
  • Prof. Christoph Hock, Vice President for Medecine and Science, University of Zurich;
  • Prof. Rolf Ingold, Vice-Rector, University of Fribourg;
  • Dr Caroline Kant, Executive Director, EspeRare Foundation Switzerland
  • Prof. Jérôme Lacour, Dean, University of Geneva;
  • Prof. Philippe Moreillon, Vice-Rector, University of Lausanne;
  • Prof. Jean-Marc Piveteau, President, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW);
  • Prof. Alexandre Reymond, CIG Director, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne;
  • Prof. Eduardo Sanchez, Director, School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD), HES-SO;
  • Dr Paul Steffen, Head of the Institute for Sustainability Sciences and Head of Corporate Research, Agroscope;
  • Prof. Martin Täuber, Rector, University of Bern;
  • Prof. Jürg Utzinger, Director, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
  • Mr Richard Walker, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary to the Board, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR).

Co-opted Members

  • Prof. Manolo Gouy, CNRS Research Director, Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, Claude Bernard-Lyon 1 University, France.