Who we are

The Gene Ontology Consortium is a large, international group of scientists in the disciplines of biology and computer science.

Principal Investigators

Project leads

  • Pascale Gaudet, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics - Overall Project Management
  • Seth Carbon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Architecture
  • David Hill, Jackson Laboratory - Ontology
  • Kimberly van Auken, Caltech - Annotation
  • Huaiyu Mi, University of Southern California - Phylogenetic Annotation
  • Laurent-Philippe Albou, University of Southern California - Bioinformatics Outreach
  • Suzi Aleksander, Stanford University - User Support

GO Council

Leaders of key contributing resources.

  • Dictybase
    • Rex Chisholm, Northwestern University
  • EcoliWiki
    • James C. Hu, Texas A&M University
  • EBI Ontologies team
  • FlyBase
  • Functional Gene Annotation Initiative
    • Ruth C. Lovering, University College London
  • InterPro
  • PomBase
  • RGD
    • Mary Shimoyama, Milwaukee College of Medicine
  • Reactome
  • TAIR
    • Eva Huala, Phoenix Bioinformatics
  • UniProt
  • ZFIN
    • Monte Westerfield, University of Oregon

Founders

Current GO contributors

V. Acquaah S.H. Ahmad Giulia Antonazzo J. Argasinska Ghislaine Argoud-Puy
Cecilia Arighi Helen Attrill Andrea Auchincloss Kristian Axelsen J. Bahler
E. Bakker Richard Baldarelli James P. Balhoff Siddhartha Basu B. Bely
Tanya Berardini Gail Binkley Marie-Claude Blatter Elizabeth R Bolton C. Bonilla
Emmanuel Boutet Yvonne Bradford Lionel Breuza R. Britto Nancy H. Campbell
Cristina Casals Juancarlos Chan H.Y. Chang H. Chen J. Cho
Karen Christie E. Cibrian-Uhalte Lori Corbani Elisabeth Coudert Melanie Courtot
N. Del-Toro J. DePons Alex Diehl Robert J. Dodson Mary E. Dolan
Eric Douglass Harold Drabkin Paula Duek-Roggli Corina Duenas M.J. Duesbury
Barbara.L. Dunn Nathan Dunn M.R. Dwinell Anne Eagle Dustin Ebert
David B. Emmert Anne Estreicher Antonio Fabregat Kathleen Falls Livia Famiglietti
Marc Feuermann S. Fexova Petra Fey Sibyl Gao P. Garapati
Penelope Garmiri George Georghiou Michelle Giglio Felix Gondwe Benjamin Good
Arnaud Gos C. Grove Nadine Gruaz-Gumowski Midori Harris Nomi L. Harris
M.C. Harrison E. Hartline E. Hatton-Ellis G.T. Hayman Ursula Hinz
A. Holmes Doug Howe Xiaosong Huang Chantal Hulo Rachael Huntley
H. Hye-A-Bye Alexandr Ignatchenko T.E.M. Jones Florence Jungo Kalpana Karra
Ingrid Keseler M. Koch Barbara Kramarz S.A. LaBonte Kati Laiho
Stanley J.F Laulederkind Raymond Lee Philippe Lemercier Damien Lieberherr Antonia Lock
A. MacDougall Kevin A. MacPherson Michele Magrane Patrick Masson Lisa Matthews
Bruce May Birgit H.M. Meldal J. Mendel Gillian H. Millburn Alexander L. Mitchell
Stuart R. Miyasato Hans-Michael Muller Anushya Muruganujan T. Mushayahama S. Nadendla
Rob Nash Darren A. Natale Patrick C. Ng Li Ni Stephen G. Oliver
David Osumi-Sutherland Ivo Pedruzzi Livia Perfetto Christian Pich Klemens Pichler
D. Poggioli Pablo Porras S. Poudel D. Raciti N.D. Rawlings
J.H. Rawson Leonore Reiser Alix J. Rey Lorna Richardson Catherine Rivoire
M. Rodríguez-López Paola Roncaglia Kim Rutherford A. Sangrador-Vegas Tony Sawford
Kevin Schaper T.K. Sheppard Ajay Shrivatsav VP Aleksandra Shypitsyna Deborah A. Siegele
Matt Simison Dmitry Sitnikov Marek S. Skrzypek E. Speretta S. Subramaniam
S. Sundaram R. Tauber Sabrina Toro V. Trovisco M. Tutaj
N. Tyagi S.J. Wang K. Warner Shuai Weng Edith D. Wong
Cathy Wu Z. Xie L.-S. Yeh R. Zaru P. Zhou

GO contributors emeriti

Debbie Alexander Igor Antoshechkin Rama Balakrishnan Carol Bastiani Lydie Bougueleret
S. Bromberg Stephanie Bunt Heather Butler Jessica Buxton Evelyn Camon
Michael Caudy C.F. Chen Russell Collins Tom Conlin Maria Costanzo
David Croft Isabelle Cusin John Day-Richter Bernard deBono Aubrey de Grey
N. delaCruz Janos Demeter Paul Denny Heiko Dietze Kara Dolinski
James Done Qing Dong Aisling Doyle Kate Dreher Rachel Drysdale
Selina Dwight Ruihua Fang David Fashena Helen Field Dianna Fisk
Hartmut Foerster C. Foote Rebecca Foulger M. Fraser P. Gane
Phani Garapati Margarita Garcia-Hernandez William Gelbart Marc Gillespie Gopal Gopinath
G. Gopinatu Melissa Haendel G. Harris Kerstin Hausmann Robin Haw
Jill Hemish Henning Hermjakob B. Hickman Jodi Hirschman Ben Hitz
Eurie Hong A. Hughes Katica Ilic Amelia Ireland H.J. Jacob
Josh Jaffery Bijay Jassal P. Jayaraman Geeta Joshi-Tope Steve Jupe
Eric Just James Kadin Patrick Kalita Peter Karp AS Karthikeyan
Andrew Kasarskis Guillaume Keller Paul Kersey Varsha Khodiyar Ranjana Kishore
Maximilian Koch Florian Korninger G. Kowalski Cynthia Kreiger A.E. Kwitek
Mark Lambrecht Gabriel Lander Ed Lee Paul Leyland Donghui Li
Yuling Li Qian Li W. Liu Paul Lloyd Jane Lomax
P. Long T. Lowry J. Lu Yves Lussier Shahana Mahajan
Prita Mani Ryan Martin J. Mathis Mark McDowall Brenley K. McIntosh
Sheldon McKay Pete McQuilton Terry Meehan Anna Melidoni Nick Moseyko
Sierra Moxon Lukas Mueller Bob Muller Suparna Mundodi Monica C. Munoz-Torres
Nelson Ndegwa N. Nenasheva Elizabeth Nickerson R. Nigam G. Nuka
Claire O’Donovan Gavin O’Kelly Marija Orlic-Milacic Rose Oughtred Holly Paddock
Julie Park D. Pasko Kelley Paskov Victoria Petri Karen Pilcher-Kestin
Laura Ponting S. Potter Sagar Poudel H. Ramachandran Sridhar Ramachandran
D.S. Reilly D.P. Renfro Sue Rhee Joel Richardson Shannon Roberts
Milagros Rodriguez-Lopez Tai Roe Bernt Roechert Anthony Rogers Karen Rothfels
Barbara Ruef V. Ruotti Leyla Ruzicka Kevin Schaper Carl Schmidt
Esther Schmidt Michel Schneider Andy Schroeder Ruth Seal Eric Segerdell
K. Seiler Anand Sethuraman Veronica Shamovsky Xiang Shao Gavin Sherlock
Solomon Shorser Konstantinos Sidiropoulos Amy Singer Barry Smith J.R. Smith
Heeyeon Song Judy Sprague Brock Sprunger Eleanor Stanley Raymond Stefancsik
Andre Stutz Laurie-Issel Tarver Chandra Theesfeld Christophe Tissier Michael Tognolli
Susan Tweedie Simon Twigger Ceri VanSlyke Imre Vastrik Andrey Vetushko
W. Wang Marissa Webber Joel Weiser Mark Williams Jim Withee
Guanming Wu Ioannis Xenarios Chihiro Yamada Jungwon Yoon S.Y. Young
Christina Yung Florent Yvon Peifen Zhang Brandon Zoeckler