Associate Members and Partners

Human Pangenome Reference Consortium is an international effort focused on developing an inclusive collection of human reference genomes that represent human haplotype diversity and the tool ecosystem needed to fully utilize this resource. The consortium welcomes the participation of all additional academic, industry partners and non-profit organizations. The value for these members is a highly interactive research environment that involves many aspects of the Human Pangenome Reference Research.

The HPRC associate membership application is available here.

Current Associate Members

Hardip Patel,
Australian National University, since September 2020

Simon Easteal,
Australian National University, since September 2020

Steven Salzberg,
Johns Hopkins University, since September 2020

Jeffrey Rosenfeld,
Rutgers University, since December 2020

George Liu,
USDA ARS, since March 2021

Obed Garcia,
Stanford University, since June 2021

Omar Eduardo Cornejo Ordaz,
Washington State University, since June 2021

Shilpa Garg,
University of Copenhagen, since August 2021

Ahmad Abou Tayoun,
Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital and Mohammed Bin Rashid University, since December 2021

Guillaume Bourque,
McGill University, since December 2021

Corey Watson,
University of Louisville, since December 2021

Kai Ye,
Xi’an Jiaotong University, since June 2022

Younes Mokrab,
Sidra Medicine, since August 2022

Nathan Sheffield,
University of Virginia, since September 2022

Yafei Mao,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, since October 2022

Mile Sikic,
Genome Institute of Singapore, since November 2022

Jianjun Liu,
Genome Institute of Singapore, since November 2022

Jason Chin,
GeneDX, since January 2023

Chaochun Wei,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, since January 2023

Jianguo Lu,
Sun Yat-sen University, since January 2023

Chongyuan Luo,
University of California Los Angeles, since January 2023

Mikko Rautiainen,
University of Helsinki, since January 2023


Coriell Institute

Many of the samples used in the reference genome are made available to researchers through the Coriell Institute.

Genome Reference Consortium

Genome Reference Consortium helps to put nucleotide sequences into chromosome context for many different genomes.