The governance of the Omics programme encompasses a number of different bodies which undertake different roles.
Programme Executive Board
The Programme Executive Board (PEB) is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the programme, and is the ultimate decision making authority for the programme. The PEB is currently comprised of:
Dr Pamela Kempton, NERC (Chair)
Dr Bill Eason, NERC
Professor Thomas Meagher, University of St Andrews
Other individuals will be appointed to the PEB as the programme progresses.
The Omics programme Directorate, based at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and Cardiff University, is responsible for overseeing the proper management and coordination of the research and knowledge exchange activities undertaken, to ensure an integrated programme with maximum impact.
Co-Director: Professor Dawn Field, CEH
Co-Director: Dr Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Programme Manager: Dr Tracey Timms-Wilson, CEH
Scientific Coordinator: Dr Mesude Bicak, CEH
Advisory & Implementation Group
The Advisory & Implementation Group (AIG) will provide independent strategic advice on the programme research direction to the Directorate and the PEB.
Dr Daniel Barker, University of St Andrews
Professor Terry Brown, University of Manchester
Dr Mario Caccamo, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)
Dr Melody Clark, British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Dr Guy Cochrane, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute
Dr Francesco Falciani, University of Liverpool
Dr Claire Gachon, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Professor Thomas Meagher, University of St Andrews – Chair of AIG
Professor Jim Prosser, University of Aberdeen
Dr Christopher Quince, University of Glasgow
Dr Jason Snape, Astrazeneca
Professor Jane Thomas-Oates, The University of York
Professor Mark Viant, University of Birmingham
Ryan Liu Yuan, BGI Europe
The Secretariat based at NERC Swindon Office will liaise with the programme governing bodies to ensure efficient delivery of programme activities, coordinate grant funding activities and provide administrative support to the PEB.
Blanche Coleman, NERC