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 Marylyn Ritchie chairs the UK Biobank ISAB
The UK Biobank ISAB is chaired by Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD. Marylyn is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Director of the Center for Translational Bioinformatics, Associate Director for Bioinformatics in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
UK Biobank is very grateful to members of the ISAB for the time they devote to the project.
UK Biobank Board and Committees
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 Paul Elliott, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Professor Christian Happi, Molecular Biology and Genomics, Redeemers University, Nigeria
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
Jin Li, Professor at the National Human Genome Center, Fudan University, China
Dr Andres Moreno Estrada, Principal Investigator, LANGEBIO, Cinvestav, Mexico
Professor Nicola Mulder, Professor and head of Computational Biology, Cape Town University
Dr Jeffrey Reid, Head of Genome Informatics and Data Engineering, Regeneron Genetics Center, USA
Professor Alison Park, Interim Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
Lisa Bastarache, MS, Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Scientific, Vanderbilt University, USA
Professor Kári Stefánsson, deCODE genetics, Iceland
Dr Nick Tatonetti – Data Science Institute, Columbia University, USA
Professor Karsten Suhre, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
David Glazer, Verily Life Sciences, Nashville USA
Nick van Bruggen, Calico, San Francisco, USA
Dale Sandler, Senior Investigator, NIEHS
Jennifer Van Eyk, Research Director, Cedars-Sinai, USA
Dr Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser at Government of India