Our name

When introducing the name of the institute for the first time in a text, it should be written in full, with the official English abbreviation in front, i.e., “SIB” and with a capital letter at the beginning of each word, as shown below:

  • SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • SIB Institut Suisse de Bioinformatique
  • SIB Istituto Svizzero di Bioinformatica
  • SIB Schweizerisches Institut für Bioinformatik

Our logo

The different elements composing our logo represent who we are (the national organisation for biological and biomedical data science) and what we do.

The Swiss flag and colours show the Swiss origin and the related excellence and reliability, the history of the institute, its federal organization. Bioinformatics, data and computerized science are illustrated by the computer screen shape of the logo. The molecule with a halo around the central node represents life sciences and health, uniting forces, connectivity and networking: read more.

The preferred use of the SIB logo is the full version. Please refer to our usage rules of the emblem only in our graphic guidelines.

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Full logo Emblem

Our logo is under the creative commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

For any use of our logo by people or institutions outside SIB’s community, and for any questions regarding its use and other branding aspects (templates, guidelines), please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..