The FMI Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members assist the FMI co-directors and group leaders; they review research programs, and advise on policy and scientific matters. All of the SAB members are prominent experts in the field of biomedical research.
They are appointed for a three-year term.

Current SAB members

Former SAB members

Period Member Institution
2018 Tobias Bonhoeffer Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany (ad hoc)
2010-2017 Jeff Porter Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, USA 
2008-2014 Martin Schwab University and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 
2007-2014 David Allis The Rockefeller University, New York, USA 
2005-2012 Gideon Dreyfuss Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA 
2005-2012 Catherine Dulac Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA 
2010 Adam Antebi Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany (ad hoc)
2010 Adrian Bird University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (ad hoc)
2010 Sarah Elgin Washington University, St. Louis, USA (ad hoc)
2007-2010 Mu-Ming Poo University of California, Berkeley, USA 
2009 Tobias Bonhoeffer Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany (ad hoc)
2009 Thomas Jenuwein Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany (ad hoc)
2008-2009 Jan de Vries Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland 
2003-2008 Tony Hunter Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, USA 
2001-2008 Martin Raff University College London, London, UK 
2007 Victor Ambros University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (ad hoc)
2007 Sara Courtneidge Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, USA (ad hoc)
2007 Peter Parker Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, London, UK (ad hoc)
2004-2007 Harald Reuter University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland 
2001-2007 Alex Matter Experimental Therapeutics Center, Singapore, Singapore 
2006 Adrian Bird University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (ad hoc)
2006 Sarah Elgin Washington University, St. Louis, USA (ad hoc)
2006 Moshe Yaniv SCNRS Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (ad hoc)
2005-2006 Gary Ruvkun Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA 
2005 Mu-ming Poo University of California, Berkeley, USA (ad hoc)
2005 Peter H. Seeburg Max Planck Institute of Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany (ad hoc)
2002-2005 Moshe Yaniv SCNRS Institut Pasteur, Paris, France 
1999-2005 Frank McCormick University of California, San Francisco, USA 
2002-2004 Julio E. Celis The Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark 
2002-2004 Rudolf Jaenisch Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, USA 
2000-2004 Thomas L. Benjamin Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA 
1992-2004 Albert Aguayo McGill University, Montreal, Canada 
2001-2002 Paul Herrling Novartis Corporate Research, Basel, Switzerland 
1997-2002 Richard Flavell Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA 
1998-2001 Michel Caboche Laboratoire de biologie des semences, INRA, Versailles Cedex, France 
1996-2001 Bert Sakmann Max Planck Institute of Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany 
2000 Ben J. Miflin Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK 
1998-2000 Denis Duboule EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 
1992-1998 Michael Berridge The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK 
1988-1998 Milton Schlesinger Washington University, St. Louis, USA 
1995-1997 Walter Schaffner University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 
1991-1997 Heinz Saedler Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany 
1991-1996 Adrienne Clarke University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 
1989-1995 Ruth Sager Harvard University, Cambridge, USA 
1989-1994 Avram Hershko Technion, Haifa, Israel 
1989-1994 Ueli Schibler University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland 
1987-1991 Hans Thönen Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany 
1985-1991 John Fincham Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK 
1980-1991 Diter von Wettstein Washington State University, Pullman, USA  
1988-1990 Luis Glaser University of Miami, Miami, USA 
1986-1988 Arthur B. Pardee Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA 
1985-1986 Walter Schaffner University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 
1983-1986 Howard Green Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 
1979-1985 Eric M. Shooter Stanford University, Stanford, USA 
1976-1984 Edmond H. Fischer University of Washington, Seattle, USA 
1979-1983 Walter Gehring Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland 
1976-1981 Sir Michael G.P. Stocker Imperial Cancer research Fund Laboratories, London, UK 
1976-1980 Efraim Racker Cornell University, Ithaca, USA 
1976-1980 Howard V. Rickenberg National Jewish Hospital and Research Center, Denver, USA 
1977-1978 Charles Weissmann Institut für Molekularbiologie der Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland