International Scientific Advisory Board
International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB)
The UK Biobank International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) provides advice, support and guidance to the CEO/PI, Board and Funders on UK Biobank’s scientific direction, strategy, operations and the furtherance of its scientific mission.
Members give their time and expertise to the project freely and meet annually to discuss proposals that are pivotal in advancing the resource to deliver its strategy. Their broad skills and expertise ensure enhancements to UK Biobank meet the needs of the global research community, are scientifically relevant, and will meet the challenge of improving public health.
Professor Bernard Keavney chairs the UK Biobank ISAB
The Board is chaired by Professor Bernard Keavney, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Manchester, Director of the BHF Manchester Accelerator, and Consultant Cardiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. UK Biobank is very grateful to Board members for the time they devote to the project.
Professor Mads Melbye, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr Jeffrey Reid, Head of Genome Informatics and Data Engineering, Regeneron Genetics Center, USA
Professor Neil Risch, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, USA