Governance groups

ELIXIR Board

Each of the 20 member countries and EMBL have appointed delegates to the ELIXIR Board.

  • Chair: Prof Rein Aasland (NO)
  • Vice Chair: Dr Ruben Kok (NL)
  • Vice Chair: Dr Ana Teresa Freitas (PT)
Country Scientific delegate Administrative delegate
Belgium Mrs Laurence Lenoir Mrs Michele Oleo and Mr Didier Flagothier    
Czech Republic Prof Jaroslav Koča Mr Jan Burianek
Denmark Prof Anders Krogh Mr Troels Tvedegaard Rasmussen
Estonia Prof Pärt Peterson Mr Toivo Räim and Mr Priit Tamm
Finland Dr Per Öster Ms Riina Vuorento and Dr Jarmo Wahlfors
France Dr Claudine Medigue Dr Eric Guittet
Germany Prof Roland Eils, Prof Alexander Goesmann Dr. Johannes Mohr
Hungary Dr László Patthy Mr Gábor Tóth
Ireland Dr Marion Boland and Dr Dara Dunican  
Israel Dr Yossi Kalifa Ms Ilana Lowi
Italy Prof Rita Casadio Dr Salvatore La Rosa
Luxembourg   Dr Lynn Wenandy and Mr Pierre Misteri
Netherlands Dr Ruben Kok Dr Bea Pauw
Norway Prof Rein Aasland and Prof Stig Omholt  
Portugal Dr Ana Teresa Freitas Dr Andreia Feijão and Dr Tiago Saborida
Slovenia Prof Damjana Rozman Dr Albin Kralj    
Spain Prof Ferran Sanz Dr Cristina Bauluz and Dr Rafael de Andres-Medina
Sweden Prof Björn Andersson Dr Karl Gertow
Switzerland Prof Torsten Schwede Dr Isabella Beretta
UK Dr Chris Rawlings Dr Mark Palmer and Dr Amanda Collis
EMBL Prof Iain Mattaj and Prof Janet Thornton Dr Silke Schumacher

Observers

In addition, countries working towards signing the ECA have appointed representatives to the ELIXIR Board as Observers.

Country Scientific delegate Administrative delegate
Greece Prof Christos Ouzounis Dr Konstantina Botsi
ELIXIR Board, Hinxton, October 2015. Photo  ELIXIR/Robert Slowley
ELIXIR Board, Hinxton, October 2015.

ELIXIR Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board plays a major role in the process for reviewing and selecting ELIXIR Nodes and provides strategic scientific advice to the ELIXIR Board. The SAB is an independent body, made up of leading experts from around the world. The ELIXIR SAB meets twice a year and comprises the following members:

  • Chair: Dr Robert Gentleman
  • Vice Chair: Dr Janet Kelso
Name Affiliation
Prof Alan Archibald University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof Pascal Borry University of Leuven, Belgium
Dr Robert Gentleman (Chair) 23andMe, USA
Prof Larry Hunter University of Colorado, USA
Prof Elina Ikonen University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr Janet Kelso (Vice Chair) Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Prof Nicola Mulder UCT Computational Biology Group (NBN), South Africa
Dr Francis Ouellette Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Prof Juni Palmgren Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Dr Susan E. Wallace University of Leceister, UK
Dr Jérôme Wojcik Quartz Bio, Switzerland

ELIXIR Heads of Nodes Committee

The Heads of Nodes Committee has a major role in developing and agreeing the ELIXIR scientific and technical strategy. The committee is composed of scientific representatives of each of the ELIXIR Nodes and is chaired by the ELIXIR Director.

Country Head of Node
Belgium Prof Yves Van de Peer  
Czech Republic Dr Jiří Vondrášek
Denmark Prof Søren Brunak 
Estonia Prof Jaak Vilo
Finland Dr Tommi Nyrönen 
France tbc  
Germany Prof Alfred Pühler
Ireland Prof Walter Kolch
Israel Prof Michal Linial 
Italy Prof Graziano Pesole   
Luxembourg Dr Reinhard Schneider
Netherlands Prof Jaap Heringa
Norway Prof Inge Jonassen  
Portugal Prof. Arlindo Oliveira
Slovenia Prof Brane Leskošek  
Spain Prof Alfonso Valencia 
Sweden Prof Bengt Persson 
Switzerland Prof Ron Appel 
UK Prof Carole Goble
EMBL Dr Rolf Apweiler and Dr Ewan Birney 

Observers

Country Head of Node
Greece Prof Babis Savakis 

ELIXIR Technical Coordinators group

The ELIXIR Technical Coordinators group is a new body, which will lead the implementation of the ELIXIR technical strategy. The group is composed of technical representatives of each of the ELIXIR Nodes and is chaired by the ELIXIR technical coordinator at the ELIXIR Hub.

Node Technical coordinator
Belgium Dr Frederik Coppens (Deputy: Dr Lieven Sterck)  
Czech Republic Dr David Antoš (Deputy: Dr Jan Paces)
Denmark Dr Jon Ison & Mr Emil Rydza
Estonia Dr Hedi Peterson
Finland Jarno Laitinen
France Dr Christophe Blanchet
Germany Prof R. Backofen
Ireland Dr Pavel Baranov
Israel Dr Jaime Prilusky
Italy Dr Federico Zambelli  
Luxembourg Dr Venkata Satagopam (Deputy: Christophe Trefois)
Netherlands Dr Rob Hooft
Norway Dr Kjell Petersen
Portugal Dr Mário Silva
Slovenia   Dr Aleš Papic (Deputy: Prof Brane Leskošek)  
Spain Prof. Josep Lluis Gelpi
Sweden Dr Mikael Borg
Switzerland Dr Heinz Stockinger
UK TBC
EMBL Dr Steven Newhouse
ELIXIR Hub Mr Rafael C Jimenez

Observers

Node Technical coordinator
Greece Dr Martin Reczko (Deputy: Dr Aristotelis Chatziioannou)

ELIXIR Training Coordinators group

The ELIXIR Training Coordinators group is a new body, which will lead the implementation of the ELIXIR training strategy across Europe. The group is composed of training representatives of each of the ELIXIR Nodes and is chaired by Rita Hendricusdottir, Training Outreach Manager at ELIXIR UK.

Node Training coordinator
Belgium Dr Alexander Botzki  
Czech Republic Dr Vojtěch Spiwok
Denmark Dr Henriette Husum Bak-Jensen
Estonia Dr Hedi Peterson
Finland Dr Eija Korpelainen
France Dr Victoria Dominguez del Angel
Germany Prof Oliver Kohlbacher
Ireland Prof Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann
Israel Prof Michal Linial
Italy Dr Allegra Via  
Luxembourg Dr Roland Krause (Deputy: Wei Gu)
Netherlands Dr Celia van Gelder
Norway Dr Ståle Nygård
Portugal Mr Pedro Fernandes
Slovenia Prof Brane Leskošek (Deputy: Dr Peter Juvan)  
Spain Dr Oswaldo Trelles
Sweden Dr Sara Light
Switzerland Dr Patricia Palagi
UK Dr Rita Hendricusdottir
EMBL Dr Sarah Morgan
ELIXIR Hub        Mr Rafael C Jimenez

Observers

Node Training coordinator
Greece Dr Dimitris Kafetzopoulos (Deputy: Dr Pantelis Bagos)