William Emhiser has been appointed as new chief executive of Whatman, the company said on Monday. He replaces Timothy Haines, who was named chief executive in May. Emhiser will take up his appointment on Nov. 1. He is currently president of North American operations for Proteome Systems. Prior to that, he held a number of senior management positions at Millipore. Emhiser holds a degree in biomedical engineering from
Stephen Zaniboni, CFO of Sequenom, will step down from his post during the fourth quarter, the company said in an SEC filing last week. Sequenom plans to consolidate the CFO position with that of the vice president of finance, which is currently held by John Sharp.
Murray Wigmore has joined GE Healthcare Canada as general manager for the clinical systems group, GenomeWeb News has learned. Previously, he was senior vice president at MDS Sciex.
Richard Moran has been appointed as senior vice president and CFO of Genta, the company said last week. He succeeds William Keane, who will resign Sept. 23 and will remain a company consultant. From 2002 until his retirement in 2004, Moran was director for special projects at Johnson and Johnson.
Christopher Yoo has joined the InnovationXchange Network, an Australia-based non-profit business development organization, to lead business operations in the
Virginia Dadey has become vice president for investor relations at Arrowhead, the company said last week. She previously worked for the Maxim Group as senior vice president for institutional sales. Dadey holds a BS from
Anthony Altig has been appointed to the board of directors of MultiCell Technologies, the Lincoln, RI-based company said on Monday. He is currently senior vice president and CFO of Diversa.
Geoffrey Burnstock has joined the scientific advisory board of CytRx, the company said yesterday. He is a professor and director of the Autonomic Neuroscience Institute at the Royal Free & University College Medical School in
Arpita Das has become senior scientists for the protein bioanalytical department of Midwest BioResearch, the
Ed Southern and Alec Jeffreys have won the 2005 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said on Sunday. Southern, of the
Jon Kleinberg and Pehr Harbury are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2005 named yesterday by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Each will receive $500,000 over the next five years with "no strings attached."
Kleinberg, 33, is a professor of computer science at
Pehr Harbury, 40, is an associate professor of biochemistry at
Burkhard Rost has been elected as the next president of the International Society for Computational Biology. Rost currently serves as ISCB vice president. He will begin a one-year term as president-elect on Jan. 21, 2006, followed immediately by a two-year term as president. Rost, an associate professor at Columbia University's
Thomas Tuschl has won the 2005 Ernst Schering Prize, according to the Ernst Schering Foundation. He is honored "for his groundbreaking work in the field of RNA interference." Tuschl will receive the award, which comes with €50,000 in prize money, at a ceremony in
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