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International Scientific Advisory Board

International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) 

The UK Biobank International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) provides advice, support and guidance to the CEO/PI, Board and Funders on UK Biobank’s scientific direction, strategy, operations and the furtherance of its scientific mission.

Members give their time and expertise to the project freely and meet annually to discuss proposals that are pivotal in advancing the resource to deliver its strategy. Their broad skills and expertise ensure enhancements to UK Biobank meet the needs of the global research community, are scientifically relevant, and will meet the challenge of improving public health.

Professor Bernard Keavney chairs the UK Biobank ISAB

The Board is chaired by Professor Bernard Keavney, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Manchester, Director of the BHF Manchester Accelerator, and Consultant Cardiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. UK Biobank is very grateful to Board members for the time they devote to the project.

Professor Bernard Keavney

Professor Russ Altman, Stanford University Medical School, USA

Professor Sonia Anand, Population Genomics Program, McMaster University, Canada

Professor Emily Banks, ANU College of Health and Medicine, Canberra, Australia

Professor Dame Valerie Beral, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Peter Donnelly, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK

Dr Mike Gaziano, Division of Aging, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Professor Chris Holmes, Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences, The Alan Turing Institute, UK

Dr Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Dr Giles Maskell, Former President of the Royal College of Radiologists, UK

Professor Mads Melbye, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr Jeffrey Reid, Head of Genome Informatics and Data Engineering, Regeneron Genetics Center, USA

Professor Neil Risch, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, USA

Professor Marylyn Ritchie, Department of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Professor Kári Stefánsson, deCODE genetics, Iceland

Dr Nick TatonettiData Science Institute, Columbia University, USA

Professor Karsten Suhre, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar

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