Michael Cohen has become the new chief scientific officer of Toronto-based MetriGenix, following the acquisition of GeneXP Biosciences by MetriGenix,. He is the former president of GeneXP.
Heidi Bullock has left her position as director of marketing for Vitra Biosciences, CBA News, a GenomeWeb newsletter, reported last week. No further details were given regarding her departure or replacement.
Naveen Kulkarni, who previously led the bioinformatics division at
Frank Ryan has been elected as director of Digene by the company's board, the Gaithersburg, Md.-based company said last week. If his appointment is confirmed by the company's stockholders at their annual meeting this year, he will serve for a three-year term on Digene's board. Ryan used to be a group chairman of Johnson & Johnson until 2001. He holds an MBA from the
Udo Henseler has joined the board of directors of Tutogen Medical, the West Paterson, NJ-based maker of tissue implants said yesterday. He is the chief executive officer and chairman of EGene. Henseler holds PhD and master's degrees from the Claremont Graduate University in
René Bernards, chief scientific officer of Agendia, has won the Spinoza prize from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, Agendia said today. He also heads the division of molecular carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Claire Fraser has won the 2005 Promega Biotechnology Research Award, the Institute for Genomic Research said this week. She is the president and director, as well as a co-founder, of Rockville, Md.-based TIGR. Fraser, who received the award on Monday at the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in
Alejandro Zaffaroni last month received the Gregory Pincus Award from the Worcester Foundation for Biological Research "for his visionary leadership in developing technologies and products ..., as well as his success in commercializing novel techniques for drug discovery and drug delivery."
The Uruguayan-born founder of Alza also co-founded Affymetrix, Perlegen Sciences, Dnax, Affymax, Symyx Technologies, Maxygen, SurroMed, and, most recently, Alexza MDC. Zaffaroni received holds a PhD in biochemistry from the
The Pincus award, established in 1969, is given annually by the Worcester Foundation at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center to recognize individuals who are pioneers in the fields of endocrine and reproductive biology.
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