Swiss Research Initiative in Systems Biology is the largest ever public research initiative in Switzerland and focuses specifically on a broad topical area of basic research. The initiative advances systems biology in our country with the claim of belonging to the best in the world in this area of research.

Currently supported by

  • approximately 250 projects
  • over 2000 scientists
  • 400 research groups
  • 15 equal partners comprising two national Swiss universities, eight cantonal universities and five research institutions

Quality is monitored continuously

The work of the initiative as a whole, as well as that of the individual research projects, is overseen by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). This independent control also ensures that the international competitiveness of the initiative is guaranteed and promoted. Legally is a simple partnership. 


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