Under the leadership of its founding members Osman Ratib (Director), Antoine Rosset (Co-Director) et Joris Heuberger (CTO), the Council of OsiriX Foundation includes prominent representative members of the scientific and medical community as well as leaders in healthcare and high technology industry. These members will help establish the goals and insure the commitment for excellence in imaging technology and medical informatics.

Patrick Aebischer

Professor in Neurosciences and President of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Patrick Aebischer completed his training in medicine and neurosciences at the university of Fribourg and Geneva. From 1984 to 1992, he was appointed as professor at Brown University (USA) at the Department of Neurosciences and Department of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs. In 1992, he returned to Switzerland as Professor head of Division Surgical Research and Center of Genetic Therapy (DARC) at CHUV in Lausanne and was appointed as president of EPFL in 1999. Patrick Aebischer is member of numerous professional societies in Europe and in the US and has founded three biotech startup companies. His current research focus on the development of new genomic and cellular therapy for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Ron Appel

Professor and executive director of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)

Ron D. Appel completed his PhD in Computer Sciences at the University of Geneva in 1987, followed by a postdoc fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health. He was co-founder in 1998 of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), where he was leading the Proteome Informatics Group, pioneering the development of proteomics software such as Melanie 2-D gel electrophoresis analysis software and SWISS-2DPAGE database. Ron Appel was also the initiator of ExPASy, the world's first Web site dedicated to life science. He is co-founder of two biotechnology companies in Geneva, including Geneva Bioinformatics (GeneBio) SA, and a founding member of the Executive Board of the Health On the Net Foundation (HON). He is currently the Executive Director of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and professor of bioinformatics at the University of Geneva.

James Bissell

Director of LaTour Healthcare network

James Bissell is a Swiss and American citizen with a Master degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University. He directed La Tour Hospital and La Tour Healthcare Network since 1982 and is board member of "Sitex, home healthcare", "Florence Nightingale International Foundation" and "LaTour Healthcare network Inc.", and Fellow of the l’American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Bernard Gruson

Director of University Hospital of Geneva (HUG)

Bernard Gruson has a degree in political sciences and social and economical sciences from Unversity of Louvain (B). He directed the university medical institutions of Belle-Idée until 1999 when he was appointed as Director of University Hospitals of Geneva. He is also the president of the association of university hospitals of cantons Vaud and Geneva, and is actively involved in development of inter-hospital collaboration network linking private and public institutions.

Sacha Labourey

CTO of JBoss, a Red Hat Division (Europe)

Born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1975, Sacha Labourey is the CTO of JBoss, a division of Red Hat. In 2003, Sacha founded JBoss Group (Europe) SàRL and became JBoss's General Manager for the EMEA region. He also participated in the acquisition of some of the key JBoss products. Mr. Labourey is a graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology with a Master in computer science.

Pascal Rubin

Director of hospital network of l’Hôpital Neuchâtelois

Physicist with a doctorate in science from EPFL, Pascal Rubin also carries a master degree in health economics from the University of Lausanne. He co-founded and directed Symbios Orthopédie SA, a startup company manufacturing custom prosthetic devices in Yverdon. He was appointed as director of l’Hôpital Orthopédique de la Suisse romande and later as associate director of university hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) before becoming the director of the hospital network of l’Hôpital Neuchâtelois. He is currently also board member H+ hospital association and president of ADMED regrouping four institutes for medical analysis and vice president of APEQ.

Philippe Sarasin

Attorney at Law and partner of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie private bank

After being an associate partner in the private banking group Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie in Geneva for many years and former president of the Governors Council of CFA institute, Philippe Sarasin helps supporting a half dozen startups companies in their growth and expansion phases. He is particularly involved in projects related to "clean" technologies and is an active supporter of efforts in general "cleansing" initiatives.

Philippe Spruch

CEO and General Director of LaCie group

After graduating from IECS in Strasbourg, Philippe Spruch founded "Electronique d2" in 1989 in collaboration with leading designers such as Philippe Starck and Neil Poulton, and partners such as Sony, Seagate and Mitsubishi who contributed to acquiring a leadership position in storage and graphic solutions. In 1995 Electronique d2 acquired LaCie, becoming second largest group in the US. Philippe Spruch then moved to Portland and later to Berkley in 1998 before coming back in France in 2001 where he recruited new talents such as Karim Rashid, Ora-ïto, and collaboration with Porsche design contributing to the rapid growth of LaCie in the recent years. Phillip Spruch is currently CEO of LaCie and moved to Geneva where he resides since 2005.