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Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee is constituted to provide advice and input on science and strategy. Members of the committee initially serve for a two or three year period, and are listed below.

HGNC SAB (2018)

  • Helen Firth (Chair)(2014-)
    Cambridge University Hospitals Trust, UK
  • Todd Taylor (2014-)
    RIKEN Centre for Integrative Medical Sciences, Yokohama, Japan
  • Fiona McCarthy (2016-)
    University of Arizona, USA
  • Terence Murphy (2017-)
    National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda, USA
  • Peter Stadler (2014-)
    University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Eleftheria Zeggini (2016-)
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK


Past Members

  • Jim Reecy (2014-2015)
    Iowa State University, USA
  • Mark McCarthy  (2014-2015)
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK
  • Kim Pruitt (2014-2016)
    National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda, USA


The SAB supercedes the HGNC's International Advisory Committee (IAC) which was first set up by invitation in October 1999; more information about the IAC can be found here