Stanley Rose, a former vice president of Affymetrix and an Affymetrix fellow, joins Madison, Wisc.-based NimbleGen Systems as president and chief executive officer. He replaces Michael Treble who resigned this summer. Rose, currently chairman of OpGen and a director of GenTel BioSurfaces, both based in Madison, will join NimbleGen’s board of directors. Previously, Rose founded Genetic MicroSystems, which was acquired by Affymetrix in 2000. Rose has held executive positions with PerkinElmer and Applied Biosystems and holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
John Rossi joins RNAi company Benitec of Queensland, Australia, as chairman of its scientific advisory board. Rossi is currently director of the Department of Molecular Biology and dean of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope Cancer Center. He received his PhD and conducted his post-doctoral studies at Brown University Medical School.
Eric Dobmeier has been promoted to vice president of corporate affairs, and will retain his position as general counsel, at Seattle Genetics. Dobmeier holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
Steven Powell has been named director and partner of the Gilde Biotechnology & Nutrition Fund, a Utrecht, Netherlands-based venture capital firm. Powell was chief executive officer of Biomedix Holdings, a London biopharmaceutical firm.
Robert Sacoff, a partner in the law firm of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson, was elected as chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law. He holds a JD from Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.