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Philippe Bogard, Jim Clark, J. Robert Hurley, Andrew Kaslow, Michael Catelani, Paul Berg, Walter Gilbert, Frederick Sanger

Philippe Bogard last week was named strategic marketing manager for Nonlinear Dynamics, a bioinformatics firm. Bogard previously was at GE Healthcare, where he was product manager for the company's DeCyder product, and for Amersham Biosciences, where he worked in product management.

Jim Clark has been named vice president of global sales and marketing for General Electric's security business, the company said this week. Previously Clark was vice president of global marketing for target markets for GE's industrial systems business segment. Previously, he was director of business development for vertical markets.

J. Robert Hurley has been named vice president for human resources and corporate communications at Beckman Coulter, effective May 23, the company said this week. Hurley is presently corporate vice president for restructuring at Baxter International, where he has worked since 1980.

Andrew Kaslow last week was named to the board of directors of New York-based, an Internet jobs database. Kaslow is currently managing partner of QuanStar Group and previously was senior executive vice president for human resources at Vivendi Universal. Previously, Kaslow was employed as a human-resources executive at Becton Dickinson.

Michael Catelani last week was named CFO of RNAi shop Benitec. Catelani previously was vice president and CFO at Axon Instruments, where he helped manage the merger with Molecular Devices.

Nobel laureate Paul Berg, professor emeritus of cancer research at Stanford University and director emeritus for the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, will receive the Biotechnology Heritage award to be presented by the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Biotechnology Industry Organization at BIO 2005 in Philadelphia, the organizations said last week. Berg, along with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger received the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing methods that make it possible to map the structure and function of DNA.


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