International Scientific Steering Committee (ISSC)

The International Scientific Steering Committee (ISSC) acts a scientific coordinating body for IHEC, and is comprised of lead scientists on funded projects and principal scientific leaders in the field of epigenetics.

This group interacts frequently to assess progress, address arising issues of a scientific nature, and encourage exchange of the best protocols and practices. Toward this end, ISSC establishes temporary or permanent subcommittees to complete focused tasks, including the establishment of assay and quality standards.  ISSC serves to facilitate data dissemination to the scientific community.

Chair

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Name:
Dr Martin Hirst
Position/Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Centre for High-Throughput Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Head of Epigenomics, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC

Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

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Co-Chair

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Name:
Prof. Dr Jörn Walter
Position/Affiliation:
Chair of Genetics, Saarland University, Saarbruecken

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Canada

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Name:
Dr Yann Joly
Position/Affiliation:
Assistant Professor, Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP), McGill University

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Name:
Dr Guillaume Bourque
Position/Affiliation:
Associate Professor, McGill University/Genome Quebec Innovation Center

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EU

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Name:
Prof. Dr Hendrik G. Stunnenberg
Position/Affiliation:
Head of the Department of Molecular Biology
Research Director of the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences/Faculty of Science (NCMLS-FNWI)
Member of EMBO
Former ISSC Chair

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Name:
Prof. Dr Stephan Beck
Position/Affiliation:
Professor of Medical Genomics, University College London (UCL)

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Name:
Dr Ivo Gut
Position/Affiliation:
Director, Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG)

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Name:
Prof. Dr Philip Rosenstiel
Position/Affiliation:
Professor and Director of the Molecular Cell Biology Group at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB), Kiel University

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Germany

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Name:
Prof. Dr Jörn Walter
Position/Affiliation:
Chair of Genetics, Saarland University, Saarbruecken

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Name:
Prof. Dr Dr Thomas Lengauer
Position/Affiliation:
Head of Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics
Director, Max Planck-Institute for Computer Science

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Hong Kong

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Name:
Dr Danny Leung
Position/Affiliation:
Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Japan

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Name:
Dr Toshikazu Ushijima
Position/Affiliation:
Chief, Division of Epigenomics, National Cancer Center Research Institute

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Name:
Prof. Dr Hiroyuki Sasaki
Position/Affiliation:
Professor, Division of Epigenomics and Development, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
Director of the Medical Institute of Bioregulation

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Singapore

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Name:
Dr Roger Foo
Position/Affiliation:
Group leader, Integrative Genomics Genome Institute of Singapore

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Name:
Dr Shyam Prabhakar
Position/Affiliation:
Group leader, Computational & Systems Biology Associate Director, Integrative Genomics Genome Institute of Singapore

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South Korea

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Name:
Dr Suman Lee
Position/Affiliation:
Division of Structural and Functional Genomics, Center for Genome Science,
Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH)

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Name:
Dr Bong-Jo Kim
Position/Affiliation:
Chief, Division of Structural and Functional Genomics, Center for Genome Science, Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH)


UK

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Name:
Prof. Dr Amanda Fisher
Position/Affiliation:
Director, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre
Head of Division, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College London

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Name:
Dr Paul Flicek
Position/Affiliation:
Team Leader, Vertebrate Genomics, European Bioinformatics Institute

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USA

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Name:
Dr Bradley Bernstein
Position/Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Broad Institute

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Name:
Prof. Dr Aleksandar Milosavljevic
Position/Affiliation:
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

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