Human Genome Organization

Gene/Disease Specific Database Advisory Council

CONFIRMED members:


Chair: Ivo Fokkema  (LOVD & Leiden University Medical Centre)

Zilfalil bin Alwi (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Raymond Dalgleish (University of Leicester)

Rosemary Ekong (University College London)

Marc Ferre (Univ Angers)

Ada Hamosh (OMIM & Johns Hopkins University)

Daniel Hampshire (University of Hull)

Ammar Husami (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)

Sarah E A Leigh (Genomics England)

Jordan Lerner Ellis (University of Toronto)

Finlay Macrae (InSiGHT & The Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Judith Anne Savige (The University of Melbourne)

Angela Solano (University of Buenos Aires)

Bing Yu (The University of Sydney)



Mission statement:

The Gene/Disease Specific Database Advisory Council will:

  1. Promote and develop the work of Gene/Disease Specific Databases – both their own and others within the network – through active participation in meetings and relevant official working groups;
  2. Contribute to the development of Standards in databases – working alongside the HUGO Nomenclature committee;
  3. Provide information on the activities of member databases for HUGO newsletters and provide information to the HUGO Journals committee for publications;
  4. Take an active role in the expansion of the network of international Gene/Disease Specific Databases by providing guidance for other HUGO members in initiating, developing, financing, and operating their databases;
  5. Provide guidance and advice to the HUGO International Scientific Advisory Committee and HUGO Executive Board on matters concerning gene/disease-specific collection and sharing of genetic variation information.