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Committee for Data Science – 2020

The Committee for Data Science implements the Board of the Foundation’s granting decisions for the support of research within the NNF Data Science Initiative in Denmark.

The 2020 granting budget is DKK 200 million, allocated to the Data Science Collaborative Research Programme (DKK 90 million), the Data Science Research Infrastructure Programme (DKK 40 million), and the Data Science Investigator grants (DKK 70 million).

The 2020 ad-hoc committee consists of 13 international experts in data science, consisting of a Chair and 12 other members. The Board of the Foundation annually selects new members of this ad-hoc committee in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

Gunnar von Heijne


Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden

Olli-Pekka Kallioniemi


Professor in Molecular Medicine, director, SciLifeLab, Karolinska Institute, FIMM, Sweden

Björn Usadel


Professor in Bioinformatics and Plant Science, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and Research Center Juelich, Germany

Isabel Rocha


Pro-rector for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal

Volker Tresp


Honorary professor, research scientist, Ludwig Maximillian University Munich / Siemens, Germany

David T Jones


Professor in Bioinformatics, Dept. Computer Science, University College London, United Kingdom

Alexandre Tkatchenko


Professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg

Markus Ralser


Professor of Biochemistry, Head of Department, Molecular Biology of Metabolism Laboratory, Francis Crick Institute / Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, United Kingdom / Germany

Thomas Schön


Professor for Automatic Control, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Vassily Hatzimanikatis


Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Tim Hubbard


Professor of Bioinformatics, head of department, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Andreas Bender


Reader for Molecular Informatics, Centre for Molecular Science Informatics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Regina Barzilay


Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, MIT Computer Science and AI Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA