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People In The News: Jan 7, 2011

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioMarker Strategies has named Samuel Broder, Mark Velleca, and Paul Beresford to its board of directors. Broder was VP and CMO at Celera for a dozen years, and he is a former director of the National Cancer Institute. Velleca founded and was VP of CGI Pharmaceuticals. Beresford currently is VP of business development at Biodesix, and he formerly was VP of translational diagnostics at Ventana Medical Systems.

Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering have awarded the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize to Leroy Hood, who will receive the $500,000 award for his genome sequencing efforts. Hood is president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology and was a co-founder of Applied Biosystems. He has won several scientific awards throughout his career, including the 1987 Lasker Award and the 2002 Kyoto Prize.

Food safety testing products company Neogen has tapped Steven Quinlan to take over the CFO spot from the retiring CFO Richard Current. Quinlan spent two decades at Detrex, where he served as CFO for the past eight years.

Genome British Columbia has appointed Brad Popovich to take over the CSO position. In the role, he will manage genomics, bioinformatics, and proteomics, as well as scientists and partnerships. Popovich recently was president and CEO of Sirius Genomics, and before that he was VP of operations at Xenon Pharmaceuticals. He also has headed the molecular diagnostics lab at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Genomics and biotechnology entrepreneur Dale Pfost has joined Advent Venture Partners as a Venture Partner. Pfost was founding CEO and chairman of Orchid Biosciences, co-founder and CEO of Oxford GlycoSciences, and CEO of Receptor BioLogix.

Accelr8 Technology has elected company CEO Thomas Geimer, Charles Gerretson, and John Kucera to serve on its board of directors.

Sartorius has appointed Dominique Baly to be president of Sartorius Group Laboratory, where he will be responsible for cross-divisional management of marketing, sales, and service. Baly formerly was president of Millipore's Bioscience division.

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