CellML Editorial Board

The CellML editorial board is an elected group of five members who have the responsibility to encourage and facilitate discussion about development of the CellML standard.

The CellML Editors are devoted experts who approve official specification documents, correct errata, assess proposals, and manage revisions to CellML. They are elected by the CellML community and serve for 3-year terms as volunteers. The current CellML editorial board may be contacted via their mailing list, . The process by which members of the CellML editorial board are elected is documented here and record of previous elections can be found here.

Gary Mirams

Gary Mirams (2014-2017)

Gary Mirams (gary.mirams@cs.ox.ac.uk) is a Wellcome Trust & Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow in the Computational Biology Group at the University of Oxford. He is an applied mathematician, who did a PhD on colorectal cancer modelling at the University of Nottingham before moving to do cardiac modelling in Oxford. He is now working on simulation of drug-induced changes to cardiac electrophysiology using CellML models, and has collaborations with a number of pharmaceutical partners. He is interested in ways to improve development of models, including exchanging experimental/simulation protocols and training data, as well as the CellML model descriptions. He is a developer on the Chaste project and is working with Jonathan Cooper to develop a Functional Curation framework to begin to address these issues. 

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper (2015-2018)

Jonathan Cooper is a Research Fellow in Computational Science based in the Computational Biology Group at the University of Oxford, with a background in computer science, software engineering, and computational biology. He has been working with biological markup languages (notably CellML) since 2005, is a core developer of the Chaste computational biology software (for which he wrote the CellML support), and is currently developing the concept of "functional curation", building on SED-ML and Chaste. 

Alan Garny

Alan Garny (2015-2018)

Alan Garny () is a senior research scientist. Alan studied software engineering before undertaking a DPhil in the group of Denis Noble at the University of Oxford. Alan's expertise is in cardiac electrophysiological modelling, from single cell to tissue level, as well as in the development of cardiac modelling tools (he is the author of COR, the first public CellML-based environment). He is currently the project manager and lead developer of OpenCOR (a replacement for COR and OpenCell), as well as still being involved in cardiac electrophysiological modelling.

David Nickerson

David Nickerson (2016-2019)

David () obtained his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Auckland working on computational modelling of cardiac electromechanics. Following a post-doctoral stint at the National University of Singapore, David returned to the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, where he is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the Auckland Renal Physiome project. As well as the CellML editorial board, David is also an elected member of the SED-ML editorial board and the CellML delegate to the COMBINE coordination board. He also develops several software tools related to his work on model exchange as well as being involved in several ABI infrastructural software projects.

Michael Clerx

Michael Clerx (2016-2019)

Michael Clerx () is a PhD student at Maastricht University, where he studies multi-scale modeling of the cardiac action potential with the goal of improving our understanding and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. He is the lead developer for Myokit, a programmable toolkit for simulation and analysis of the cardiac action potential that supports import and export of CellML models.

Former Members


Edmund Crampin

Edmund Crampin (2014-2015)



Edmund Crampin

Edmund Crampin (2011-2012)



Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper (2011-2014)



Alan Garny

Alan Garny (2011-2014)



Mike Cooling

Mike Cooling (2013-2016)