With CEO Hat, Burks Helps ’Omics Scientists Find Grants | GenomeWeb

Whether helping to build the GenBank database or crunching numbers as a computational biologist comparing fruit fly and human genes, Christian Burks has been looking at the big picture for a while. Burks helped establish and lead informatics pioneer Exelixis’s computational biology department in the late ’90s, and then went on to work as CSO of Affinium Pharmaceuticals in Toronto before founding a life sciences consultancy called Scienega. Today, he is CEO of the Ontario Genomics Institute, a Toronto-based nonprofit life sciences incubator.

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