Founded in 2004 with the generous support from the Fondation Leenaards and Fondation Louis-Jeantet, the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging is the result of a major research and teaching initiative of the partners in the Science-Vie-Société (SVS) project between the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Université de Lausanne (UNIL), Université de Genève (UNIGE), the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV).

Led 15 years by the Founding Director Professor Rolf Gruetter, the CIBM has opened a new horizon in biomedical imaging by providing research scientists with the most advanced state of the art equipment and by facilitating medical doctors, scientists and engineers to work as a multidisciplinary team in order to advance basic science, as well as, translational and clinical research.

Appointed in April 2019, Executive Director, Professor Pina Marziliano aims to further entice and nurture interdisciplinary collaborations in biomedical imaging and to lead CIBM in the second phase of its journey as a Swiss Research Centre of Excellence in biomedical imaging.


Be recognised as a global leader in biomedical imaging for the advancement of science, health, medicine and technology. We achieve this through innovative research, knowledge dissemination as well as expertise with and provision of the latest high-end infrastructure.


To amplify the synergy of scientific, health care, and industrial use of biomedical imaging for maximum effectiveness of our partners and users in a vibrant, interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service environment.

CIBM Community

CIBM is led by highly qualified, diverse, complementary and multidisciplinary group of people with common interest in biomedical imaging.CIBM constitutes a network of well recognized experts in the field of biomedical imaging and promotes interaction within and beyond the founding partner institutions.

The members of the CIBM Community include researchers, scientists and engineers, technicians and clinicians from academia, industry and hospitals in Switzerland and throughout the globe. They are designated as follows: