The OBO Foundry Outreach WG is involved in public relations for the OBO Foundry. This includes monitoring and following up discussions on mailing lists, preparing documentation and educational materials, and presenting OBO Foundry activities at workshops, conferences, or other venues.

Contact Us

The best way to contact the OBO Foundry Outreach Working Group is through the obo foundry issue tracker. A member of the OBO admin group will assign the outreach label to the ticket.

The mailing list for the OBO Foundry Outreach Working Group is This is currently a closed list, but non-members can post to the list.


Name ORCID GitHub Affiliation Country
Alan Ruttenberg 0000-0002-1604-3078 alanruttenberg University at Buffalo, Buffalo USA
Barry Smith 0000-0003-1384-116X phismith University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY USA
Bill Duncan 0000-0001-9625-1899 wdduncan University of Florida, Gainseville, FL USA
Bjoern Peters 0000-0002-8457-6693 bpeters42 La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA USA
Chris Stoeckert 0000-0002-5714-991X cstoeckert University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA
Damion Dooley 0000-0002-8844-9165 ddooley Centre for Infectious Disease Genomics and One Health, Simon Fraser University, BC Canada
David Osumi-Sutherland 0000-0002-7073-9172 dosumis EMBL-EBI, Cambridge UK
Hande Küçük McGinty 0000-0002-9025-5538 handemcginty Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS USA
Jane Lomax 0000-0001-8865-4321 janelomax SciBite UK
Jie Zheng 0000-0002-2999-0103 zhengj2007 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA
Leila Kiani 0009-0009-6722-6147 LK112019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) USA
Lynn Schriml 0000-0001-8910-9851 lschriml University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA
Melissa Haendel 0000-0001-9114-8737 mellybelly Unversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Auroa, CO USA
Nicole Vasilevsky 0000-0001-5208-3432 nicolevasilevsky Critical Path Institute, Tucson, AZ USA
Nomi Harris 0000-0001-6315-3707 nlharris Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA USA
Philippe Rocca-Serra 0000-0001-9853-5668 proccaserra University of Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford UK
Pier Luigi Buttigieg 0000-0002-4366-3088 pbuttigieg Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven Germany
Randi Vita 0000-0001-8957-7612 rvita La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA USA
Richard Scheuermann 0000-0003-1355-892X scheuerm J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA USA