The OBO Foundry Operations Committee discusses, oversees, and ensures the completion of the fundamental day-to-day activities of the Foundry. The Committee is composed of three working groups. Anyone who is active in a working group (active being based on both attendance at WG meetings and actual work done for working groups) is considered a member of the Operations Committee.

Note: all views expressed by individual members of the OBO Foundry Operations Committee are their own, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the OBO Foundry as a whole nor of their affiliated organisations.

There are currently three working groups. Each page lists their respective members:

Picture Name ORCID GitHub Affiliation Country Groups
Alan Ruttenberg photo Alan Ruttenberg 0000-0002-1604-3078 alanruttenberg University at Buffalo, Buffalo USA outreach
Alexander Diehl photo Alexander Diehl 0000-0001-9990-8331 addiehl University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY USA technical
Anita R. Caron photo Anita R. Caron 0000-0002-6523-4866 anitacaron European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge UK technical
Barry Smith photo Barry Smith 0000-0003-1384-116X phismith University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY USA outreach
Bill Duncan photo Bill Duncan 0000-0001-9625-1899 wdduncan University of Florida, Gainseville, FL USA outreach
Bill Hogan photo Bill Hogan 0000-0002-9881-1017 hoganwr University of Florida, Gainseville, FL USA editorial
Bjoern Peters photo Bjoern Peters 0000-0002-8457-6693 bpeters42 La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA USA outreach
Chris Mungall photo Chris Mungall 0000-0002-6601-2165 cmungall Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA USA technical
Chris Stoeckert photo Chris Stoeckert 0000-0002-5714-991X cstoeckert University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA outreach
Damion Dooley photo Damion Dooley 0000-0002-8844-9165 ddooley Centre for Infectious Disease Genomics and One Health, Simon Fraser University, BC Canada outreach
Darren Natale photo Darren Natale 0000-0001-5809-9523 nataled Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC USA editorial
David Osumi-Sutherland photo David Osumi-Sutherland 0000-0002-7073-9172 dosumis EMBL-EBI, Cambridge UK outreach
Deepak R. Unni photo Deepak R. Unni 0000-0002-3583-7340 deepakunni3 SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Basel Switzerland technical
Erik Whiting photo Erik Whiting 0000-0003-1022-5281 erik-whiting University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE USA technical
Hande Küçük McGinty photo Hande Küçük McGinty 0000-0002-9025-5538 handemcginty Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS USA editorial, outreach
James A. Overton photo James A. Overton 0000-0001-5139-5557 jamesaoverton Knocean Inc., Toronto Canada technical
James Stevenson photo James Stevenson 0000-0002-2568-6163 jsstevenson Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH USA technical
Jane Lomax photo Jane Lomax 0000-0001-8865-4321 janelomax SciBite UK outreach
Jie Zheng photo Jie Zheng 0000-0002-2999-0103 zhengj2007 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA outreach, technical
Jim Balhoff photo Jim Balhoff 0000-0002-8688-6599 balhoff RENCI, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC USA technical
Leila Kiani photo Leila Kiani 0009-0009-6722-6147 LK112019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) USA outreach
Lynn Schriml photo Lynn Schriml 0000-0001-8910-9851 lschriml University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA outreach
Matt Brush photo Matt Brush 0000-0002-1048-5019 mbrush University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO USA technical
Melissa Haendel photo Melissa Haendel 0000-0001-9114-8737 mellybelly Unversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Auroa, CO USA outreach
Nico Matentzoglu photo Nico Matentzoglu 0000-0002-7356-1779 matentzn Semanticly, Athens Greece technical
Nicole Vasilevsky photo Nicole Vasilevsky 0000-0001-5208-3432 nicolevasilevsky Critical Path Institute, Tucson, AZ USA outreach
Nomi Harris photo Nomi Harris 0000-0001-6315-3707 nlharris Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA USA outreach, technical
Paul Fabry photo Paul Fabry 0000-0002-3336-2476 pfabry Université de Sherbrooke, Québec Canada technical
Philippe Rocca-Serra photo Philippe Rocca-Serra 0000-0001-9853-5668 proccaserra University of Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford UK outreach
Pier Luigi Buttigieg photo Pier Luigi Buttigieg 0000-0002-4366-3088 pbuttigieg Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven Germany outreach
Randi Vita photo Randi Vita 0000-0001-8957-7612 rvita La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA USA outreach
Ray Stefancsik photo Ray Stefancsik 0000-0001-8314-2140 rays22 European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge UK technical
Rebecca Jackson photo Rebecca Jackson 0000-0003-4871-5569 beckyjackson Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Rosemont, IL USA technical
Richard Scheuermann photo Richard Scheuermann 0000-0003-1355-892X scheuerm J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA USA outreach
Seth Carbon photo Seth Carbon 0000-0001-8244-1536 kltm Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA USA technical
Shawn Tan photo Shawn Tan 0000-0001-7258-9596 shawntanzk European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge UK technical
Vinícius de Souza photo Vinícius de Souza 0000-0003-3961-0247 souzadevinicius European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge United Kingdom technical

New OBO Operations Committee members: please follow the instructions on the onboarding doc.


Name ORCID GitHub Departed Note
Carlo Tornial 0000-0002-3734-1859 carlotorniai
Colin Batchelor 0000-0001-5985-7429 batchelorc
Eric Douglass 0000-0001-6946-1807 dougli1sqrd
Gareth Owen 0000-0001-7265-5776 G-Owen
Hector Guzman-Orozco 0000-0003-3430-8997 hectorguzor 2022-10-04
James Malone 0000-0002-1615-2899 jamesmalone OBO Industry Liaison
Janna Hastings 0000-0002-3469-4923 jannahastings
Mathias Brochhausen 0000-0003-1834-3856 mbrochhausen
Melanie Courtot 0000-0002-9551-6370 mcourtot
Michael Ashburner 0000-0002-6962-2807
Ramona Walls 0000-0001-8815-0078 ramonawalls
Simon Jupp 0000-0002-0643-3144 simonjupp OBO Industry Liaison
Susanna-Assunta Sansone 0000-0001-5306-5690 SusannaSansone
Suzanna Lewis 0000-0002-8343-612X suzialeksander