Genome Biology welcomes new members to its Advisory Board

Along with the New Year come some changes to Genome Biology‘s international and well-renowned Advisory Board. A handful of founder members retired at the end of 2007; we are tremendously grateful for their help and support during the journal’s early years and for their contribution to shaping Genome Biology into the high-impact and well-regarded journal that it is today.

As the journal evolves we are committed to further development, and we are therefore delighted to welcome aboard several new members (listed below) who will help us to meet new challenges and who bring new strength in their areas of expertise, including plant and systems biology, epigenetics, protein evolution and cancer profiling. With the advice and support of our new advisers, in addition to those already on the board, we hope to raise the journal’s profile further over the coming years and to continue to publish important articles that are of interest to the growing number of biologists whose research is informed by genomics and other large-scale analyses.

New advisory board members:


Richard Festenstein, Imperial College, UK

Yoshihide Hayashizaki, RIKEN, Genomic Sciences Center, Japan

Laurence D. Hurst, University of Bath, UK

Maarten Koornneef, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany

Edward Marcotte, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Charles M. Perou, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School, USA

Ben Scheres, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


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