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The director since June 2005 is Christian Nørgaard Storm Pedersen.

Previous directors were Carsten Wiuf (April 2004 - June 2005), Freddy Bugge Christiansen (September 2001 - April 2004) and Jotun Hein (March 2001 - September 2001).

Executive committee

The executive committee advises the director about the activities and future development of BiRC.  It discusses all issues that are important and fundamental for the centre.  All permanent scientific staff and the center secretary are members of the executive committee. The committee meets every second week. The meetings are chaired by the director. The daily decisions are the responsibility of the director of BiRC.

Educational committee

The teaching committee is responsible for the administration of the master program in bioinformatics and the planning of courses offered by BiRC. The committee meets at least four times annually.

  • Christian Storm Pedersen (chairman)
  • Thomas Bataillon
  • Kasper Munch
  • 2-3 student members

PhD committee

The PhD committee is responsible for the PhD program in bioinformatics which is a part of the PhD program in computer science and bioinformatics. It refers to the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GSNS). The committee meets at least four times annually.

  • Thomas Bataillon
  • Christian Storm Pedersen

Working Environment committee

The working environment committee is responsible for matters related to the working environment (physical and psychological working conditions) at BiRC. 

  • Kasper Munch (management representative)
  • Ellen Noer (employee representative)

Building committee

The building and systems committee is responsible for the administration and distribution of the offices at BiRC.  The committee discusses issues regularly.

  • Ellen Noer (chairman)
  • Kasper Munch
  • Christian Storm Pedersen


  • BiRC seminars: Monthly seminars with external speakers. Organizer: Thomas Batailllon.
  • Wednesday morning talks: Weekly seminars with local speakers. Organizer: Christian Storm Pedersen.
  • BiRC Mols meeting: A yearly meeting in August, where we discuss BiRC matters and research projects. Organizers: Ellen Noer, Palle Villesen and Christian Storm Pedersen.
  • BiRC Summer Walk: Organizer: Ellen Noer.