SBOL Visual

Synthetic Biology Open Language Visual (SBOL Visual) is an open-source graphical notation that uses schematic “glyphs” to specify genetic parts, devices, modules, and systems. Comments and questions can be directed to

Download the symbols

Read the specification

SBOL Visual Working Group

The SBOL Visual Working Group is a group of developers dedicated to the development of SBOL Visual. Members of the SBOL Visual Working Group must also be members of the wider SBOL Developers Group. To join the SBOL Visual Working Group, contact

Lead: Jacob Beal, BBN Technologies



Current support for the development of the SBOL standard is provided by the following sponsors.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Newcastle University Center for Synthetic Biology

Turing Ate My Hamster LTD