Michael Cohen, Ren Bernards, Claire Fraser | GenomeWeb

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.

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