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Reg Jones to Hand Over Stratagene CFO Post to Steven Martin; Cristopher McReynolds Goes to Galapagos from Cepheid; Ferdinand Verdonck and Harrold van Barlingen Join Galapagos Board; Russell Bradly New VP Business Development at Luminex; and Others

Reg Jones will retire as chief financial officer of Stratagene, effective June 30, the company said last week. Jones, who will remain a company consultant, will be replaced by Steve Martin, the company's director of finance. Prior to joining Stratagene a year ago, he was the controller of GenProbe.

Cristopher McReynolds joined Galapagos of Belgium last month as director of business development for Galapagos and its subsidiary Galadeno in the US, GenomeWeb News has learned. Most recently, he was vice president of business development at Cepheid. McReynolds holds and MBA and a BSc in biology and zoology.


In addition, Ferdinand Verdonck has become an independent director, and Harrold van Barlingen a dependent director of Galapagos, the company said on Monday. Four other directors, Ronald Brus, Stephen Bunting, Steven Burrill, and Dirk Pollet, stepped down from the board.


Verdonck was most recently managing director of Almanij. He holds a law degree and an economics degree from the Universityof Leuven in Belgiumand a degree in economics from the Universityof Chicago. Barlingen heads life science investments at AlpInvest Partners. He holds a PhD in cardiovascular diseases and an MSc in medical biology from the Universityof Utrecht in the Netherlands.


The board changes result from Galapagos' listing on the Euronext stock exchange, according to the company.


Russell Bradley has become vice president of business development and strategic planning of Luminex, the Austin, Texas-based company said on Monday. In addition, Gregory Gosch has become vice president of marketing and sales, and Randel Marfin vice president of the Luminex Bioscience Group, a new position.


Most recently, Bradley was director of Beckman Coulter's Cares initiative. He holds a bachelor of science degree in immunology and biochemistry from MonashUniversity in Australia.


Bang Nguyen has become chief executive officer and director of Oraxion Diagnostics, the Fremont, Calif.-based company said on Monday. He joins Oraxion, which provides semiconductor metrology solutions, from GenoRx, a DNA chip startup company, where he was COO.


Douglas Freedman has become a director, and Steve Slilaty head of an advisory board of Pacific Sunset Investments, the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based company said last week. Pacific Sunset recently acquired Gen-ID Lab Services, a company specializing in SNP analysis data. Slilaty, who is the chief scientific officer and president of Advanomics, will help the company review new SNP technologies.


Paul Stinson, director general of the Human Proteome Organization, has made four hires for the new HUPO secretariat in Montreal, ProteoMonitor, a GenomeWeb newsletter, reported last week. Wehbeh Barghachie will serve as congress director and project manager; Elizabeth Cooper has become communications and industry liaison manager; Sandrine Palcy will be training coordinator; and Sylvie Ouellette will serve as the membership and administration coordinator.


Roger Wiegand has become director of the infectious disease initiative at the Broad Institute, GenomeWeb News has learned. Prior to joining the Broad, he was chief scientific officer of Cantata Laboratories in Cambridge, Mass.


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