Strategy board


A scientific advisory board of invited international experts reviews and guides the OBCD project. Members meet annually at a research retreat, which acts as a forum for scientists to present data and provides a formal opportunity for the board to give feedback and strategic advice.



Björn Vennström


Chair of Strategy Board
Björn Vennström is Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, served on the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine and is a member of the Nobel Assembly. He has made seminal contributions to our understanding of thyroid hormone action and its role in development, metabolism and neuroscience.

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Rajesh V Thakker


Strategy Advisor
Rajesh Thakker is May Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford. Prof. Thakker is also a Consultant physician at the Churchill Hospital and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Chairman of the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Board and Principal Investigator at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Mary Goldring


Strategy Advisor
Mary Goldring is the Co-Director of the Tissue Engineering Regeneration and Repair Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Goldring is an expert in cartilage biology and mouse models of osteoarthritis.

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