People in the News: Olivier Danos, Frank Witney, John Radak | GenomeWeb

Biogen Idec has hired Olivier Danos as senior VP of gene therapy. Danos will report to Douglas Williams, executive VP of R&D at Biogen Idec. At Biogen Idec, he will be in charge of the gene therapy research group, which develops new technologies for gene transfer and genome engineering.

Before joining the firm, Danos was senior VP of molecular medicine, synthetic biology, and gene regulation at Kadmon Pharmaceuticals; directed the Gene Therapy Consortium at the University of London; and led a gene therapy research effort at the Necker Hospital, Enfants Malades in Paris.

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