Initial members of the OBO Foundry Operations Committee were invited by the OBO coordinators. Additional experts were later also invited by the individual working groups. In order to consolidate our memberships across the whole group, and it was adopted on July 30th 2014 that anyone who is active in a working group (active being based on both attendance at WG meetings and actual work done for working groups) be considered a member of the operations committee.


Membership in working groups: T=technical working group, O=outreach working group, E=editorial working group

Current members of the OBO Foundry Operations Committee are: (in alphabetical order of surname)

  • Colin Batchelor (E), Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • Mathias Brochhausen (O)
  • Melanie Courtot (O, T), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
  • Melissa Haendel (O), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR (OBO coordinator)
  • Janna Hastings (E, O)
  • Simon Jupp (T), European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
  • Suzi Lewis (OBO coordinator)
  • Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, USA (OBO coordinator) (T)
  • Darren Natale (E)
  • James A. Overton (T),, Toronto, Canada
  • Bjoern Peters (E)
  • Philippe Rocca-Serra (E, O)
  • Alan Ruttenberg (O, T), University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA (OBO coordinator)
  • Richard Scheuermann (OBO coordinator) (O), J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Lynn Schriml (E,O) (OBO coordinator)
  • Barry Smith (OBO coordinator) (O)
  • Chris Stoeckert (O), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Ramona Walls (E, T), CyVerse, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Jie Zheng (T), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA