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.

  • Data Availability – All data contributed to or generated by the HPRC will be made publicly available for research purposes.

  • Data Use - All data contributed to or generated by the HPRC will be available for general research use.

  • Analysis and Assembly - Contributions to literature curation, disease/gene association efforts, variant level pathogenicity determinations, or other activities undertaken by collaborators are encouraged. All results will be made freely and publicly available.

  • Non-endorsement – Collaborating with HPRC does not imply endorsement of the product or the collaborator by the NIH.

  • Non-exclusivity – Collaborators will not have exclusive agreements with the HPRC project for any activity they undertake as part of their involvement in the project.

  • Publication – All collaborators are expected to abide by the HPRC publication policy.

  • Information Form – All HPRC collaborators must complete the HPRC Associate Membership Information Form and return it to the HPRC Coordinating Center. Our purpose in collecting this information is help distribute information to HPRC members and also to promote cross channel communications by providing a list of associate members on the HPRC website.

The policy for associate members can be accessed here. 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.


The team at Google develops variant detection methods for calling with pangenomes and for error correction of assemblies. Google has also developed sequence data correction methods that improve the output of sequencing instruments . Google is working with HPRC members to apply that technology to HPRC sequencing data and assemblies.