Committees and roles

Executive committee

The current ABACBS executive committee consists of:

  • Tony Papenfuss (President)
  • Aaron Darling (Vice-President)
  • Melissa Davis (Treasurer)
  • Joshua Ho (Secretary)
  • Nicola Armstrong (Ordinary member)
  • David Lynn (Ordinary member)
  • Alan Rubin (Postdoctoral/ECR Representative)
  • Harriet Dashnow (Student Representative)
  • Roxane Legaie (appointed Professional Bioinformatician Representative role)

Past executive members

  • Ashley Waardenberg (Vice-President; 2014-2017)
  • Liam Fearnley (ECR Representative; 2016)
  • David Lovell (Secretary; 2014-2016)
  • Andrew Lonsdale (Student Rep; 2014-2016)

COMBINE student sub-committee

  • President: Leah Roberts
  • Vice President: Zac Gerring
  • Treasurer: Klay Saunders
  • Media and communications: Shila Ghazanfar, Luke Zappia and Glen van den Bergen
  • Training: Soroor Hediyeh-Zadeh
  • ABACBS student representative: Harriet Dashnow

The COMBINE website is here.

Education and training sub-committee

Chair: Annette McGrath
Members:  Bruno Gaeta, Maria Doyle, Katherine Champ, Richard Edwards, Sonika Tyagi, Kim-Anh le Cao, Soroor Zadeh (COMBINE Rep), Harriet Dashnow (ABACBS Exec Rep)

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National conference coordinator

Mirana Ramialison

ABACBS-2017 Conference Organising Committee

Convenor: David Lynn

ABACBS-2016 Conference Organising Committee

Co-conveners: David Lovell, Tony Parker & Nic Waddell

ABACBS-2015 Conference Organising Committee

Co-conveners: Nicola Armstrong & Richard Edwards