Skip to main content

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall policy concerning the conduct, management and operation of the Program. The Board members are responsible to their governments and/or government funding agencies. The Board appoints the members of the Council of Scientists. One or two Board members are appointed by each of the member states and two by the European Union.

Australia
Prof. Anne KELSO
National Health and Medical Research Council
Canberra
 

 

Canada
Dr. Danika GOOSNEY
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Ottawa
Mr. Adrian MOTA
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Ottawa
European Commission
Ms. Signe RATSO
DG Research and Innovation
Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Henriette VAN EIJL
DG Research and Innovation
Brussels, Belgium
France
Dr. Jacques DEMOTES-MAINARD
(Vice President)
Ministry of Higher Education and Research
Paris
 
Germany
Dr. Ingrid OHLERT
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Bonn
Dr. Torsten GEISSLER
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Berlin
India
Prof. Apurva SARIN
(temporary leave of absence)
National Centre for Biological Sciences
Bangalore
Secretary,
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
New Delhi 
Israel
Dr. Iris EISENBERG
Ministry of Science and Technology
Jerusalem
Dr. Barak GATENYO 
Ministry of Science and Technology
Jerusalem

 

Italy
Prof. Piergiorgio STRATA
University of Turin
Prof. Glauco TOCCHINI-VALENTINI
Institute of Cell Biology
University of Rome
Japan
Prof. Shigekazu NAGATA (President)
Osaka University
Prof. Yoshinao MISHIMA
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
Tokyo
Republic of Korea
Mr. Seong Gyu KIM
International Cooperation Bureau
Ministry of Science and ICT
Sejong-si
 
New Zealand
Prof. Vickery ARCUS
University of Waikato
 
Singapore
Mr Kian Teik BEH 
National Research Foundation, Singapore
Prof. Teck Seng LOW
National University of Singapore
Switzerland
Dr. Thomas WERDER SCHLAEPFER
Swiss National Science Foundation
Dr. Simona BERARDI VILEI
Swiss National Science Foundation
United Kingdom
Dr. Mark PALMER (Treasurer)
UKRI-Medical Research Council
London
Prof. Melanie WELHAM
UKRI-Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Swindon
United States of America
Dr. Roger GLASS
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda
Dr. Theresa GOOD (Vice President)
National Science Foundation
Alexandria

 

Gallery

President

 

Shigekazu Nagata was appointed President of HFSPO and Chair of the Board of Trustees in July 2018.

Find out more