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.

  • AspGDB & CGD
    • Gavin Sherlock, Stanford University
  • Complex Portal & IntAct
  • 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

S.H. Ahmad Giulia Antonazzo 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 Marie-Claude Blatter
Elizabeth R Bolton C. Bonilla Emmanuel Boutet Yvonne Bradford Lionel Breuza
R. Britto Cristina Casals Juancarlos Chan H.Y. Chang J. Cho
Karen Christie E. Cibrian-Uhalte Lori Corbani Elisabeth Coudert 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 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 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 H. Hye-A-Bye Alexandr Ignatchenko T.E.M. Jones Florence Jungo
Kalpana Karra Ingrid Keseler M. Koch Kati Laiho Stanley J.F Laulederkind
Raymond Lee Philippe Lemercier Damien Lieberherr Antonia Lock A. MacDougall
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
Li Ni Stephen G. Oliver Ivo Pedruzzi Livia Perfetto Christian Pich
Klemens Pichler D. Poggioli Pablo Porras S. Poudel D. Raciti
N.D. Rawlings Leonore Reiser Alix J. Rey Lorna Richardson Catherine Rivoire
Kim Rutherford A. Sangrador-Vegas Kevin Schaper T.K. Sheppard 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

Vanessa Acquaah Debbie Alexander Hadil Alrohaif Igor Antoshechkin J. Argasinska
Rama Balakrishnan Carol Bastiani Gail Binkley Lydie Bougueleret S. Bromberg
Stephanie Bunt Heather Butler Jessica Buxton Evelyn Camon Nancy H. Campbell
Michael Caudy C.F. Chen Hao Chen Russell Collins Tom Conlin
Maria Costanzo Melanie Courtot David Croft Isabelle Cusin John Day-Richter
Bernard deBono Aubrey de Grey N. delaCruz Janos Demeter Alex Deng
Paul Denny Heiko Dietze Kara Dolinski James Done Qing Dong
Aisling Doyle Kate Dreher Rachel Drysdale Barbara.L. Dunn 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 George Georghiou Marc Gillespie Gopal Gopinath
G. Gopinatu Heather Gunn Melissa Haendel G. Harris Kerstin Hausmann
Robin Haw Jill Hemish Henning Hermjakob B. Hickman Jodi Hirschman
Ben Hitz Eurie Hong A. Hughes Rachael P. Huntley 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
Barbara Kramarz Cynthia Kreiger A.E. Kwitek S.A. LaBonte 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 Kevin A. MacPherson Shahana Mahajan
Prita Mani Ryan Martin J. Mathis Mark McDowall Brenley K. McIntosh
Sheldon McKay Pete McQuilton Terry Meehan Anna Melidoni Klaus Mitchell
Nick Moseyko Sierra Moxon Lukas Mueller Bob Muller Suparna Mundodi
Monica C. Munoz-Torres Nelson Ndegwa N. Nenasheva Elizabeth Nickerson R. Nigam
Patrick C. Ng G. Nuka Claire O’Donovan Gavin O’Kelly Marija Orlic-Milacic
David Osumi-Sutherland Rose Oughtred Holly Paddock Julie Park D. Pasko
Kelley Paskov Sejal Patel Victoria Petri Karen Pilcher-Kestin Sandra M. Pinheiro Laura Ponting
S. Potter Sagar Poudel H. Ramachandran Sridhar Ramachandran Fiona Ratnaraj
Jack H. Rawson D.S. Reilly Daniel P. Renfro Sue Rhee Joel Richardson
Shannon Roberts Milagros Rodríguez-López Tai Roe Bernt Roechert Paola Roncaglia
Anthony Rogers Karen Rothfels Greg Rowe Barbara Ruef V. Ruotti
Leyla Ruzicka Tony Sawford 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
Ajay Shrivatsav VP Aleksandra Shypitsyna Konstantinos Sidiropoulos Amy Singer Barry Smith
J.R. Smith Heeyeon Song Judy Sprague Brock Sprunger Eleanor Stanley
Raymond Stefancsik Andre Stutz Renzhi Su Laurie-Issel Tarver Chandra Theesfeld
Katherine Thurlow Christophe Tissier Michael Tognolli Susan Tweedie Simon Twigger
Zara Umrao 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