NEW YORK, July 2 – Genset has named Robert Abarbanel chief information officer and chief technical officer, the company announced Monday.
Abarbanel previously worked at Boeing, where he served as a manager and principal scientist in mathematics and computing technology. Prior to that he served in the advanced technology group at Apple Computer and IntelliGenetics (acquired by Oxford Molecular Group), and was a principal investigator researching computing techniques applied to protein folding and search algorithms at the University of California. He started his career as a pediatrician at San Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco.
“The integration of biology and IT will be required to discover and develop novel genomics-based biopharmaceutical products,” Andre Pernet, CEO of Genset, said in a statement. “I truly believe that Dr. Abarbanel has the unique background as a trained physician with over 20 years in cutting edge statistical and technological advances to take us to the next level in this area.”
Abarbanel will be based at Genset’s Paris headquarters.