On to Management

Ewan Birney, who will become an associate director at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute in April, tells Nature that his love of science "has helped me to get through some difficult times, when I've pushed myself and others perhaps too hard." Birney, whose career trajectory the journal profiles this week, says that for his new managerial post, "hiring excellent people, setting up situations for them to succeed in and coaching and mentorin

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