Michael Cohen has become the new chief scientific officer of Toronto-based MetriGenix, following the company's acquisition of GeneXP Biosciences , the company said last week. He is the former president of GeneXP.
René Bernards, chief scientific officer of Agendia, has won the Spinoza prize from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, Agendia said last week. He also heads the division of molecular carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Claire Fraser has won the 2005 Promega Biotechnology Research Award, the Institute for Genomic Research said last week. She is the president and director, as well as a co-founder, of Rockville, Md.-based TIGR. Fraser, who received the award at the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Atlanta, is honored for her "outstanding contributions and research to the application of biotechnology through fundamental microbiological research and development." She holds a PhD in pharmacology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BS in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.