Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Chapter

About this Chapter

Welcome to the homepage of the Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS). We organize talks, excursions, and other networking opportunities related to biomedical engineering. We also aim at increasing awareness of ethical issues and offers a website and a newsletter. We have received the 2009 EMBS Best New Chapter Award. The chapter has about 122 members and is associated with the IEEE Switzerland Section, which has more than 3000 members.

About IEEE 

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association. Through its more than 400’000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide. Additional information about IEEE can be found at

About EMBS 

 The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. Its 8’200 members support scientific, technological and educational activities as they apply to the concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences in biology and medicine. Key areas of interest include bioinformatics, biotechnology, clinical engineering, information technology, instrumentation and measurement, micro and nanotechnology, radiology and robotics. Learn more about the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society at


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Founder and Chair (since 2008): Prof. Dr. Volker M. Koch, Bern University of Applied Sciences

Vice Chair (since 2017): Prof. Dr. Walter Karlen, ETH Zurich