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Who We Are

Past Presidents (Data accurate as of term expiration)
Name Contact data
Term Dates
Russ B. AltmanISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
Stanford University
USA
details
2000 - 2002
Philip E. BourneISCB Founding Board Member
Associate Director for Data Science
University of Virginia
USA
details
2002 - 2003
Michael GribskovProfessor
Purdue University
USA
details
2003 - 2007
Lawrence HunterISCB Founder
Professor
University of Colorado
USA
details
1997 - 2000
Burkhard RostProfessor
TUM Munich/Columbia Univ NYC
GERMANY
details
2007 - 2015
Alfonso ValenciaPROFESSOR
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (BSC)
SPAIN
details
2015 - 2018
Past Vice Presidents (Data accurate as of term expiration)
Name Contact data
Term Dates
Barbara BryantSenior Directory of Bioinformatics
Constellation Pharmaceuticals
USA
details
2005 - 2007
Michael GribskovProfessor
Purdue University
USA
details
2002 - 2003
Janet KelsoGroup Leader
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
GERMANY
details
2011 - 2013
Thomas LengauerMax Planck Institute for Informatics
GERMANY
details
2014 - 2017
Michal LinialProfessor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
ISRAEL
details
2009 - 2015
Scott MarkelR&D Development Director, Scientific Services
Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA
USA
details
2009 - 2011
Christopher RawlingsHead of Division
Rothamsted Research
UNITED KINGDOM
details
1998 - 1999
Burkhard RostProfessor
TUM Munich/Columbia Univ NYC
GERMANY
details
2005 - 2007
Reinhard SchneiderHead of Bioinformatics Core Facilities
LCSB
LUXEMBOURG
details
2005 - 2009
Alfonso ValenciaPROFESSOR
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (BSC)
SPAIN
details
2000 - 2002
Past Treasurers (Data accurate as of term expiration)
Name Contact data
Term Dates
Teri KleinISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
Stanford University
USA
details
2000 - 2002
Richard H. LathropProfessor
University of California, Irvine
USA
details
1997 - 1998
David RockeDistinguished Professor
University of California, Davis
USA
details
2002 - 2009
Reinhard SchneiderHead of Bioinformatics Core Facilities
LCSB
LUXEMBOURG
details
2009 - 2016
David StatesISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
USA
details
1997 - 2000
Past Secretaries (Data accurate as of term expiration)
Name Contact data
Term Dates
Philip E. BourneISCB Founding Board Member
Associate Director for Data Science
University of Virginia
USA
details
2001 - 2002
Barbara BryantSenior Directory of Bioinformatics
Constellation Pharmaceuticals
USA
details
2002 - 2005
Terry GaasterlandProfessor
University of California San Diego
USA
details
1999 - 2000
Toni KazicUniversity of Missouri
USA
details
2005 - 2006
Janet KelsoGroup Leader
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
GERMANY
details
2006 - 2011
Past Board(Data accurate as of term expiration)
NameContact data
Term Ended
Thomas AbeelAssistant professor
TU Delft
NETHERLANDS
details
2011 - 2013
Pankaj AgarwalISCB Founding Board Member
GSK Senior Fellow and Senior Director
GlaxoSmithKline
USA
details
1997 - 1998
Russ B. AltmanISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
Stanford University
USA
details
1997 - 2005
Teresa AttwoodProfessor
University of Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
details
2013 - 2016
Patricia C. BabbittProfessor
Univ. of California, San Francisco
USA
details
2007 - 2009
Nir Ben-TalFull Professor
Tel Aviv University
ISRAEL
details
2008 - 2011
Jong BhakDirector
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
KOREA, REP
details
2009 - 2012
Judith A. BlakeProfessor
The Jackson Laboratory
USA
details
2011 - 2017
Erik Bongcam-RudloffAssociate Professor
SGBC
SWEDEN
details
2012 - 2015
Philip E. BourneISCB Founding Board Member
Associate Director for Data Science
University of Virginia
USA
details
2001 - 2006
Steven BrennerUniversity of California, Berkeley
USA
details
2002 - 2006
Søren BrunakNovo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
DENMARK
details
2001 - 2005
Douglas BrutlagISCB Founding Board Member
Stanford University
USA
details
1997 - 1999
Barbara BryantSenior Directory of Bioinformatics
Constellation Pharmaceuticals
USA
details
1999 - 2008
Rita CasadioProfessor
Group Leader
University of Bologna
ITALY
details
2002 - 2009
Alan ChristoffelsProfessor
University of the Western Cape
SOUTH AFRICA
details
2010 - 2016
Dominic ClarkISCB Founding Board Member
Industry Programme Manager
EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
UNITED KINGDOM
details
1997 - 2000
Julio Collado-VidesInvestigador Titular C
National University of Mexico
MEXICO
details
1999 - 2002
Manuel CorpasProject Leader for Plant and Animal Geno
The Genome Analysis Centre
UNITED KINGDOM
details
2014 - 2017
Sandro de SouzaAssociate Member - Group Leader
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
BRAZIL
details
2006 - 2009
Keith DunkerISCB Founding Board Member
Founding Director, Center for Computatio
Indiana University
USA
details
1997 - 2001
Nils GehlenborgAssistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School
USA
details
2010 - 2011
Dietlind L. GerloffSenior Fellow/PI
Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution
USA
details
2000 - 2013
Janice GlasgowISCB Founding Board Member
Professor/ Research Chair
Queens University
CANADA
details
1997 - 2000
Michael GribskovProfessor
Purdue University
USA
details
1999 - 2008
Roderic GuigoCoordinator
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
SPAIN
details
2002 - 2006
Winston HideProfessor of Compuational Biology
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience
UNITED KINGDOM
details
2001 - 2005
Desmond HigginsProfessor of Bioinformatics
Conway Institute
IRELAND
details
1999 - 2002
Paul HortonSenior Researcher
AIST
JAPAN
details
2011 - 2018
Lawrence HunterISCB Founder
Professor
University of Colorado
USA
details
1997 - 2007
Sorin IstrailFaculty/Professor
Brown University
USA
details
1998 - 2001
Anupama JigishaINDIA
details
2015 - 2017
Minoru KanehisaKyoto University
JAPAN
details
2000 - 2004
Peter KarpISCB Founding Board Member
SRI International, AE206
USA
details
2001 - 2005
Kevin KarplusUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
USA
details
2005 - 2011
Toni KazicUniversity of Missouri
USA
details
2001 - 2006
Asai KiyoshiISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
University of Tokyo
JAPAN
details
1997 - 1999
Eugene KolkerPresident & Director
The BIATECH Institute
USA
details
1998 - 2000
Anders KroghUniversity of Copenhagen
DENMARK
details
1999 - 2002
Richard H. LathropProfessor
University of California, Irvine
USA
details
2013 - 2016
Nicolas Le NovereSenior Group leader
Babraham Institute
UNITED KINGDOM
details
2017 - 2018
Thomas LengauerMax Planck Institute for Informatics
GERMANY
details
2005 - 2016
Fran LewitterFounding Dir, Bioinformatics & Research
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
USA
details
2007 - 2017
Michal LinialProfessor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
ISRAEL
details
2004 - 2016
Jill P. MesirovProfessor, Associate Vice Chancellor
UC San Diego
USA
details
2006 - 2018
Satoru MiyanoProfessor
The University of Tokyo
JAPAN
details
2004 - 2007
Gene MyersDirector
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
GERMANY
details
1998 - 2001
Goran NeshichGroup Leader
EMBRAPA - CNPTIA
BRAZIL
details
2002 - 2006
William Stafford NobleAssociate Professor
University of Washington
USA
details
2009 - 2012
Guilherme OliveiraSenior Researcher
Vale Institute of Technology
BRAZIL
details
2009 - 2015
Christos OuzounisISCB Founding Board Member
PI & Visiting Professor
CERTH
GREECE
details
1997 - 1999
Christian OvertonISCB Founding Board Member
details
1997 - 2000
Vijaya ParthibanComputational Biologist
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
UNITED KINGDOM
details
2007 - 2008
Lucia PeixotoAssistant Professor
Washington State University, Spokane
USA
details
2009 - 2010
Pavel PevznerUniversity of California at San Diego
USA
details
1998 - 2001
Shoba RanganathanProfessor and Chair of Bioinformatics
Macquarie University
AUSTRALIA
details
2002 - 2006
Christopher RawlingsHead of Division
Rothamsted Research
UNITED KINGDOM
details
1998 - 2001
David RockeDistinguished Professor
University of California, Davis
USA
details
2002 - 2013
Hershel SaferConsultant
ISRAEL
details
2012 - 2015
Chris SanderISCB Founding Board Member
Director, cBio Center at DFCI and Profes
Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
USA
details
1997 - 1998
David SearlsISCB Founding Board Member
Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant
USA
details
1997 - 1999
Avinash ShanmugamUniversity of Michigan
USA
details
2013 - 2015
Jude ShavlikISCB Founding Board Member
University of Wisconsin
USA
details
1997 - 1998
Mona SinghProfessor
Princeton University
USA
details
2008 - 2011
Donna SlonimAssociate Professor
Tufts University
USA
details
2011 - 2014
Randall SmithISCB Founding Board Member
Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
USA
details
1997 - 1998
Terry SpeedHonorary Research Associate
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
AUSTRALIA
details
2005 - 2008
David StatesISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
USA
details
1997 - 2004
Gary StormoProfessor
Washington University Medical School
USA
details
2000 - 2004
Tan Tin WeeAssociate Professor
National University of Singapore
SINGAPORE
details
2005 - 2014
Jean-Francois TombBiotechnology Expert
USA
details
2006 - 2009
Masaru TomitaDirector and Professor
Intitute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University
JAPAN
details
2000 - 2004
Anna TramontanoUniversity of Rome
ITALY
details
2001 - 2017
Olga TroyanskayaProfessor and Deputy Director for Genomics
Princeton University
USA
details
2013 - 2016
Lisa VawterHead, Bioanalysis
sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals
USA
details
2005 - 2008
Gunnar Von HeijneStockholm University
SWEDEN
details
1999 - 2002
Tandy WarnowFounder Professor of Engineering
university of illinois
USA
details
2001 - 2005
Michael WatermanProfessor
University of Southern California
USA
details
2001 - 2005
Liping WeiProfessor, Director
Peking University
CHINA
details
2010 - 2013
Harel WeinsteinProfessor and Chairman
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
USA
details
2007 - 2010
Lonnie R. WelchStuckey Professor
Ohio University
USA
details
2012 - 2018
Shoshana WodakISCB Founding Board Member
Universite9 Libre de Bruxelles
BELGIUM
details
1997 - 1998
John WooleyProfessor & Associate Vice Chancellor,Re
University of California San Diego
USA
details
2008 - 2011
Cathy H. WuProfessor and Director
University of Delaware
USA
details
2000 - 2004
Hannah XueHong Kong University of Science and Technology
CHINA
details
2008 - 2009

Details (Data accurate as of term expiration)
Thomas Abeel, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
TU Delft
NETHERLANDS
board term expired: 2013
Served as Student Council Representative: 2011 - 2013

Pankaj Agarwal,
ISCB Founding Board Member
GSK Senior Fellow and Senior Director
GlaxoSmithKline
USA
board term expired: 1998

Russ B. Altman, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
Stanford University
USA
board term expired: 2005
Served as President: 2000 - 2002

Teresa Attwood, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
board term expired: 2016

Patricia C. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Professor
Univ. of California, San Francisco
USA
board term expired: 2009

Nir Ben-Tal, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Tel Aviv University
ISRAEL
board term expired: 2011

Jong Bhak, Ph.D.
Director
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
KOREA, REP
board term expired: 2012

Judith A. Blake, Ph.D.
Professor
The Jackson Laboratory
USA
board term expired: 2017

Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
SGBC
SWEDEN
board term expired: 2015

Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Associate Director for Data Science
University of Virginia
USA
board term expired: 2006
Served as President: 2002 - 2003
Served as Secretary: 2001 - 2002

Steven Brenner, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
USA
board term expired: 2006

Søren Brunak, Ph.D.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
DENMARK
board term expired: 2005

Douglas Brutlag,
ISCB Founding Board Member
Stanford University
USA
board term expired: 1999

Barbara Bryant, Ph.D.
Senior Directory of Bioinformatics
Constellation Pharmaceuticals
USA
board term expired: 2008
Served as Vice President: 2005 - 2007
Served as Secretary: 2002 - 2005

Rita Casadio, Ph.D.
Professor
Group Leader
University of Bologna
ITALY
board term expired: 2009

Alan Christoffels, Ph.D.
Professor
University of the Western Cape
SOUTH AFRICA
board term expired: 2016

Dominic Clark, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Industry Programme Manager
EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
UNITED KINGDOM
board term expired: 2000

Julio Collado-Vides, Ph.D.
Investigador Titular C
National University of Mexico
MEXICO
board term expired: 2002

Manuel Corpas, Ph.D.
Project Leader for Plant and Animal Geno
The Genome Analysis Centre
UNITED KINGDOM
board term expired: 2017

Keith Dunker, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Founding Director, Center for Computatio
Indiana University
USA
board term expired: 2001

Terry Gaasterland, Ph.D.
Professor
University of California San Diego
USA
board term expired: --
Served as Secretary: 1999 - 2000

Nils Gehlenborg,
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School
USA
board term expired: 2011
Served as Student Council Representative: 2010 - 2011

Dietlind L. Gerloff, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow/PI
Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution
USA
board term expired: 2013

Janice Glasgow, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Professor/ Research Chair
Queens University
CANADA
board term expired: 2000

Michael Gribskov, Ph.D.
Professor
Purdue University
USA
board term expired: 2008
Served as President: 2003 - 2007
Served as Vice President: 2002 - 2003

Roderic Guigo, Ph.D.
Coordinator
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
SPAIN
board term expired: 2006

Winston Hide, Ph.D.
Professor of Compuational Biology
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience
UNITED KINGDOM
board term expired: 2005

Desmond Higgins, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioinformatics
Conway Institute
IRELAND
board term expired: 2002

Paul Horton, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
AIST
JAPAN
board term expired: 2018

Lawrence Hunter, Ph.D.
ISCB Founder
Professor
University of Colorado
USA
board term expired: 2007
Served as President: 1997 - 2000

Sorin Istrail, Ph.D.
Faculty/Professor
Brown University
USA
board term expired: 2001

Anupama Jigisha, Graduate Student
INDIA
board term expired: 2017
Served as Student Council Representative: 2015 - 2017

Minoru Kanehisa, Ph.D.
Kyoto University
JAPAN
board term expired: 2004

Peter Karp, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
SRI International, AE206
USA
board term expired: 2005

Kevin Karplus, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz
USA
board term expired: 2011

Toni Kazic, Ph.D.
University of Missouri
USA
board term expired: 2006
Served as Secretary: 2005 - 2006

Janet Kelso, Ph.D.
Group Leader
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
GERMANY
board term expired: --
Served as Vice President: 2011 - 2013
Served as Secretary: 2006 - 2011

Asai Kiyoshi, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
University of Tokyo
JAPAN
board term expired: 1999

Teri Klein, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
Stanford University
USA
board term expired: --
Served as Treasurer: 2000 - 2002

Eugene Kolker, Ph.D.
President & Director
The BIATECH Institute
USA
board term expired: 2000

Anders Krogh, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen
DENMARK
board term expired: 2002

Richard H. Lathrop, Ph.D.
Professor
University of California, Irvine
USA
board term expired: 2016
Served as Treasurer: 1997 - 1998

Nicolas Le Novere, Ph.D.
Senior Group leader
Babraham Institute
UNITED KINGDOM
board term expired: 2018

Thomas Lengauer, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
GERMANY
board term expired: 2016
Served as Vice President: 2014 - 2017

Fran Lewitter, Ph.D.
Founding Dir, Bioinformatics & Research
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
USA
board term expired: 2017

Michal Linial, Ph.D.
Professor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
ISRAEL
board term expired: 2016
Served as Vice President: 2009 - 2015

Scott Markel, Ph.D.
R&D Development Director, Scientific Services
Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA
USA
board term expired: --
Served as Vice President: 2009 - 2011

Jill P. Mesirov, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor
UC San Diego
USA
board term expired: 2018

Satoru Miyano, Ph.D.
Professor
The University of Tokyo
JAPAN
board term expired: 2007

Gene Myers, Ph.D.
Director
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
GERMANY
board term expired: 2001

Goran Neshich, Ph.D.
Group Leader
EMBRAPA - CNPTIA
BRAZIL
board term expired: 2006

William Stafford Noble, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Washington
USA
board term expired: 2012

Guilherme Oliveira, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
Vale Institute of Technology
BRAZIL
board term expired: 2015

Christos Ouzounis,
ISCB Founding Board Member
PI & Visiting Professor
CERTH
GREECE
board term expired: 1999

Christian Overton,
ISCB Founding Board Member
board term expired: 2000

Vijaya Parthiban, Ph.D.
Computational Biologist
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
UNITED KINGDOM
board term expired: 2008
Served as Student Council Representative: 2007 - 2008

Lucia Peixoto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Washington State University, Spokane
USA
board term expired: 2010
Served as Student Council Representative: 2009 - 2010

Pavel Pevzner,
University of California at San Diego
USA
board term expired: 2001

Shoba Ranganathan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Bioinformatics
Macquarie University
AUSTRALIA
board term expired: 2006

Christopher Rawlings, Ph.D.
Head of Division
Rothamsted Research
UNITED KINGDOM
board term expired: 2001
Served as Vice President: 1998 - 1999

David Rocke, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
University of California, Davis
USA
board term expired: 2013
Served as Treasurer: 2002 - 2009

Burkhard Rost, Ph.D.
Professor
TUM Munich/Columbia Univ NYC
GERMANY
board term expired: --
Served as Immediate Past-President: 2015 - 2016
Served as President: 2007 - 2015
Served as Vice President: 2005 - 2007

Hershel Safer, Ph.D.
Consultant
ISRAEL
board term expired: 2015

Chris Sander, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Director, cBio Center at DFCI and Profes
Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
USA
board term expired: 1998

Reinhard Schneider, Ph.D.
Head of Bioinformatics Core Facilities
LCSB
LUXEMBOURG
board term expired: --
Served as Treasurer: 2009 - 2016
Served as Vice President: 2005 - 2009

David Searls, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant
USA
board term expired: 1999

Avinash Shanmugam,
University of Michigan
USA
board term expired: 2015
Served as Student Council Representative: 2013 - 2015

Jude Shavlik, Ph.D.
ISCB Founding Board Member
University of Wisconsin
USA
board term expired: 1998

Mona Singh, Ph.D.
Professor
Princeton University
USA
board term expired: 2011

Donna Slonim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tufts University
USA
board term expired: 2014

Randall Smith,
ISCB Founding Board Member
Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
USA
board term expired: 1998

Terry Speed, Ph.D.
Honorary Research Associate
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
AUSTRALIA
board term expired: 2008

David States, MD-PhD
ISCB Founding Board Member
Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
USA
board term expired: 2004
Served as Treasurer: 1997 - 2000

Gary Stormo,
Professor
Washington University Medical School
USA
board term expired: 2004

Tan Tin Wee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
National University of Singapore
SINGAPORE
board term expired: 2014

Jean-Francois Tomb, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Expert
USA
board term expired: 2009

Masaru Tomita, Ph.D.
Director and Professor
Intitute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University
JAPAN
board term expired: 2004

Anna Tramontano, Ph.D.
University of Rome
ITALY
board term expired: 2017

Olga Troyanskaya, Ph.D.
Professor and Deputy Director for Genomics
Princeton University
USA
board term expired: 2016

Alfonso Valencia, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (BSC)
SPAIN
board term expired: --
Served as President: 2015 - 2018
Served as Vice President: 2000 - 2002

Lisa Vawter, Ph.D.
Head, Bioanalysis
sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals
USA
board term expired: 2008

Martin Vingron, Ph.D.
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics
GERMANY
board term expired: --
Served as Ex Officio Director: 2014 - 2018

Gunnar Von Heijne, Ph.D.
Stockholm University
SWEDEN
board term expired: 2002

Tandy Warnow, Ph.D.
Founder Professor of Engineering
university of illinois
USA
board term expired: 2005

Michael Waterman, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Southern California
USA
board term expired: 2005

Liping Wei, Ph.D.
Professor, Director
Peking University
CHINA
board term expired: 2013

Harel Weinstein, D.Sc.
Professor and Chairman
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
USA
board term expired: 2010

Lonnie R. Welch, Ph.D.
Stuckey Professor
Ohio University
USA
board term expired: 2018
Served as Affiliates Committee Representative: 2014 - 2015

Shoshana Wodak,
ISCB Founding Board Member
Universite9 Libre de Bruxelles
BELGIUM
board term expired: 1998

John Wooley, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Vice Chancellor,Re
University of California San Diego
USA
board term expired: 2011

Cathy H. Wu, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
University of Delaware
USA
board term expired: 2004

Hannah Xue, Ph.D.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
CHINA
board term expired: 2009

Sandro de Souza, Ph.D.
Associate Member - Group Leader
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
BRAZIL
board term expired: 2009

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