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People In The News: Nov 20, 2009

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clinical Data has established a scientific advisory board for its PGxHealth division.

The company said that the SAB members include Michael Ackerman, a pediatric cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic and Director of Mayo's Long QT Syndrome Clinic; Martin Maron, director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Tufts Medical Center; Silvia Priori, a professor and medicine director of Cardiovascular Genetics at Langone Medical Center, New York University, and director of Molecular Cardiology at the University of Pavia, Italy; Jeffrey Towbin, director of cardiology and co-director of Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital; and Arthur Wilde, of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

German firm Caprotec Bioanalytics has named Christian Jurinke president of its new US subsidiary, Caprotec Inc. Jurinke most recently served in senior management positions at Sequenom.

The University of California's Board of Regents this week named Paul Alivisatos as director of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is managed by the university. He had been serving as interim director since January 2009. Alivisatos is a leader of Berkeley Lab's Helios solar research initiative. He also is a scientific founder of Quantum Dot Corp. and Nanosys, and a board member of Solexant.

Delara Karkan has been named senior industry scientific advisor at Bioasis Technologies. Karkan currently is senior science advisor to the Office of Science and Risk Management, Health Products and Food branch, Canada.

IO Informatics has hired Kashef Qaadri to be the company's director of sales. Qaadri recently was at Ingenuity Systems and before that he worked at ICON Clinical Research.

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