OpGen has hired Noel Doheny to take over as CEO and as a member of the company’s board of directors. Doheny recently was senior vice president of molecular diagnostics at Affymetrix, and he has been in leadership roles at Biostar, Qiagen, and Ciba-Corning.
Genetix Group has appointed Jerry Williamson to the post of president of US operations, a new position. Williamson formerly served as president of Biacore, was president of the genomics company Pyrosequencing, and was in commercial management at Genzyme and at Roche Laboratories.
Vivian Cheung has been named an investigator by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Cheung, who is a pediatric neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, studies the links between gene expression and individual susceptibility to disease and treatment responses.
ImaGenes has appointed Ivan Baines, Peter Lichter, and Klaus Schmidt-Meschner to its advisory board. Baines is director of services and facilities at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology in Dresden. Lichter is an array technology expert at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. Schmidt-Menschner formerly was an executive at Bayer AG.