The ELIXIR Board is the decision-making body in ELIXIR. The Board consist of scientific and administrative representatives from each ELIXIR Member State and EMBL. Members of the Board are authorised to deliberate, negotiate and decide on behalf of the respective Members.

What the Board does

The Board's powers are defined in the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement. Among other responsibilities, the Board:

  • Approves the ELIXIR budget and ELIXIR’s Scientific Programme
  • Appoints the ELIXIR Director, who is responsible for executing Board decisions
  • Appoints members of the ELIXIR Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which advises the ELIXIR Board and the ELIXIR Director on scientific matters
  • Establishes and oversees ELIXIR rules and procedures, approves and monitors the ELIXIR Nodes, drawing on advice from the SAB
  • Oversees the management of risks and liabilities of ELIXIR

Members of the Board

  • Chair: Prof. Ferran Sanz (ES)
  • Vice-Chair: Dr Zsuzsanna Dosztányi (HU)
  • Vice-Chair: Prof. Alexander Goesmann (DE)
Member Scientific delegate Administrative delegate
Belgium Ms Virginie Storms Dr Michele Oleo and Mr Didier Flagothier
Czech Republic Prof. Luděk Matyska Mr Jan Burianek
Denmark Prof. Anders Krogh Dr Nynne Lucca Christiansen


Prof. Edith Heard and
Dr Alvis Brazma
Mrs Plamena Markova-Anderson
Estonia Prof. Lili Milani Mr Toivo Räim and Mr Priit Tamm
Finland Dr Per Öster Ms Riina Vuorento and Dr Sirpa Nuotio
France Dr Hugues Roest Crollius Dr Eric Guittet

Prof. Dr. Rolf Backofen and
Prof. Alexander Goesmann

Dr Annette Kremser
Greece Prof. Christos Ouzounis and
Prof. Babis Savakis
Ms Argyro Karachaliou
Hungary Dr Zsuzsanna Dosztányi Dr Klára Horváth
Ireland Dr Maria Nash Ms Noelle Waldron
Israel Dr Iris Eisenberg Mr Barak Gatenyo
Italy Prof. Rita Casadio Dr Mauro Bertelletti
Luxembourg Dr Regina Becker Dr Romain Martin and Dr Bruno Rodrigues
Netherlands Dr Ruben Kok Dr Ana de Castro
Norway Prof. Rein Aasland  
Portugal TBC Dr Andreia Feijão and Dr Tiago Saborida
Slovenia Prof. Damjana Rozman Dr Albin Kralj
Spain Prof. Ferran Sanz Mr Ignacio Baanante
Sweden Prof. Björn Andersson Dr Malin Sandström
Switzerland Prof. Christian von Mering Dr Doris Wohlfender-Bühler
UK Dr Christine Orengo Dr Mark Palmer and Dr Amanda Collis


In addition, countries working towards signing the ECA have appointed representatives to the ELIXIR Board as Observers.

Member Scientific delegate Administrative delegate
Cyprus Dr Dionysia Fasoula Dr Michalis Omirou

ELIXIR Board, Hinxton, UK, November 2022