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People In The News: Aug 28, 2009

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Earl Collier has resigned from his post as a director of Decode Genetics, the company said this week in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In the filing, Decode said that the resignation was not due to any disagreements he had with the company about operations or policies.

Keygene has appointed Anne Desalettes Mays to be a senior bioinformatics scientist and group leader for the company. Mays formerly was involved in systems biology data analysis at Georgetown University, and she later worked as director and VP of the Software Systems at Celera Genomics.

Strand Life Sciences has tapped Francois Mandeville to the post of executive VP of marketing, technology, and strategy. Mandeville previously served at Hewlett-Packard and at Agilent Technologies, where he developed software enabled solutions for chemical analysis, life sciences, and telecommunications.

Mark Boguski will join GenomeQuest's panel of science advisors. Boguski is on the faculty of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and of the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Genetic Alliance has appointed Gene Early to serve on the group's council, which formerly was the board of directors, after he served as a consultant to the council for six years. Early is a co-founder of Genomic Health, and he is founder and senior consultant at Early Leadership Solutions.

Aureon Laboratories has promoted Robert Shovlin to serve as CEO, and he will retain his title of company president. He will take over the CEO job from Vijay Aggarwal, who will remain a member of the company's board of directors and will "remain actively involved" in shaping company strategy, Aureon said. Before he began working with Aureon, in 2005, Shovlin was executive director of anatomic pathology for Quest Diagnostics. He also held several positions at Dianon Systems.

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