NEW YORK, July 12-The National Center for Genome Resources, the independent, nonprofit bioinformatics institute in Albuquerque, NM, announced Thursday that it had appointed Miguel Rios to the position of interim president and CEO.
Rios, who founded and currently serves as CEO of Orion International Technologies, will act as interim president while the center conducts a search for a permanent replacement for Stephen Joseph, who recently resigned from the post. Rios, a trained nuclear astrophysicist with professional experience in defense, solar energy, and nuclear energy technologies, spent 10 years on the technical staff of Sandia National Laboratories and has been a member of NCGR's board of directors since 1995.
Rios said he intends to build on the center's growth in the field of bioinformatics. NCGR's software technologies include PathDB, a biochemical pathways database; ISYS, a tool that integrates independent genomics tools, databases, and websites; and XGI, a system for storing, analyzing, and visualizing DNA sequences.