Robert Koska has joined Cepheid as senior vice president of sales and marketing, the company said yesterday. He will replace Ira Marks, who previously held this position. In the past, Koska worked for Vysis
John Burcham has joined Applied Biosystems as senior marketing manager for TaqMan SNP genotyping assays, GenomeWeb News has learned. He came to ABI from GE Healthcare, formerly Amersham, where he was strategic marketing manager for proteomics. Prior to that, he held technical specialist and marketing positions at Bio-Rad. Burcham holds a BA in the
Terrie Pizzie will become senior vice president of commercial operations at Biacore International starting March 1, the company said on Monday. Prior to joining the company, he was vice president
John Petrovich will be the CEO of Calando Pharmaceuticals, a new subsidiary of Arrowhead Research that will focus on commercializing therapeutic RNAi delivery technologies, the company said yesterday.
Other co-founders of Calando include Mark Davis, a professor of chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology; John Rossi, a molecular geneticist at the City of Hope's Beckman Research Institute; and Matt Vincent, a partner at the law firm Ropes & Gray.
Stephen Chang has become president of MultiCell Technologies, the company said earlier this month. He is the CEO of Astral Therapeutics. Chang holds a PhD in biological chemistry, molecular biology, and biochemistry from the
Also, Anthony Cataldo has become non-executive co-chairman of the board of MultiCell. He is currently the chairman of BrandPartners Group.
William Haseltine, the founder and former CEO of Human Genome Sciences, was named chairman of the scientific advisory board of Matrix Laboratories of Hyderabad, India, earlier this month.
Gary Taylor has resigned as director of Benitec, the Sydney, Australia-based RNAi company said last week. He will remain a company secretary.
Karen Hahnenberger will leave her position as senior product marketing manager of Eksigent Technologies to join Genentech as publication planning manager. She holds a PhD in molecular biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in
Eric Lander will receive this year's Public Understanding of Science and Technology award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS said last week. He is the founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a professor of biology at MIT, a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, and a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Lander holds a PhD in mathematics from
Mathias Uhlén will receive this year's Akzo Nobel science award on March 15, the Netherlands-based company said yesterday. He is a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in