The Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences brings together researchers from 17 specialist societies and five national committees in the field of biology.
It is chaired by a militia committee and supported operationally and administratively by a Secretariat. The Board consists of nine members from various universities and research institutes in Switzerland.
Specialist societies in organismic and molecular biology, biochemistry and medical biology are affiliated to the platform.
National committees form the link to the international unions united in the International Council for Science (ICSU).
The Platform Biology maintains cooperations with the disciplinary Platforms Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, the Platform Science and regions and the working groups of the Platform Science and Policy, predominantly the Biodiversity Forum and Genetic Research Forum.


Platform Biology
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

+41 31 306 93 35