About Biosymbols

Biosymbols is one of the initiative under CellSVG project which is intended to provide collection of symbols representing biological concepts created using SVG.  The Biosybmols library contains a basic set of symbols / icons for most common usage in field of biology and medicine. To make it easier for the developers / biologist to find an appropriate icon the symbols in this web site can be searched using by biological concept.

SVG version of the icon will contain useful meta information such as keywords which enable searching on downloaded files on your computer.

This web site is a common place to collect and share your favorite symbols.  

Uses of biosybols

  • Customize your desktop icons to give it biolook.
  • Use the symbols in bio-medical software and web sites.
  • Use it for mind mapping tools to think visually


The symbols on our website was from the following artists:10x10px / 18x18x and 28x28x icon library was made by Hwang Kyuin  and  Pradeep Kumar Sreenivasaiah
We are thankful to opens source freely available SVG editors used for the purpose: inkscape

How to Participate:


You may send information about bugs and missing links.
Leave comments and ideas for improvements.
We will constantly update this site with additional sets... visit us frequently and spread the word about this project


Please contribute in terms of suggestions to improve the existing art work.
Contribute new symbols into libraries.
We would request you to use Free Software to produce the artwork. Although this is no requirement. Try using InkScape for SVG and GIMP for making png/gif/jpg icons.

Terms and condition
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).