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Board of Directors

The board can be contacted via email at board@open-bio.org


Hilmar Lapp 
Representing BioPerl, Director of Informatics at the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) at Duke University


Peter Cock 
Biopython core developer, bioinformatician at the James Hutton Institute. BOSC 2016 co-chair


Chris Fields 
BioPerl core developer, researcher fellow at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

At-large members

Karen Cranston
Research Scientist, Duke University, and PI, Open Tree of Life.
Nomi Harris 
Project Manager at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. BOSC 2016 co-chair.
Heather Wiencko

Past Board Members

Ewan Birney 
Past President and At-large Member, BioPerl core developer. Coordinator of the EBI half of the Ensembl genome annotation project.
Andrew Dalke 
Past Secretary, Represented BioPython & Dalke Scientific.
Steven E. Brenner 
Past At-large member, Professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Kam Dahlquist 
Past At-large Member, Associate Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
Chris Dagdigian 
BioPerl co-founder & OBF sysadmin. Employed by the BioTeam.
Jason Stajich 
BioPerl core developer. Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside. Former OBF President.

Board of Directors Meetings

Upcoming Board Meeting:

Minutes of past Board Meetings:

Joining the Board

According to the bylaws, "Nominations for the Board of Directors may be made by the general membership at any time throughout the year by email to any Board Member." (see Art. IV.1) The Board tries on an ongoing basis to create opportunities for members of the community to serve, while also ensuring stability of the Board. Opportunities for filling a seat, either through expansion of the Board, or by replacing a Board member whose term expires, arise in most years, and the Board is always interested to hear from volunteers from the community interested in serving.

Please see general expectations for Board members.

The Nominating Committee, which used to be described here until recently, no longer exists as a fixed entity. It was removed in the Oct 2016 revisions to the Bylaws.