The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has named Toumy Guettouche a senior scientist and director of sequencing within CHOP's Center for Applied Genomics. He reports to Hakon Hakonarson, who heads the center.
Bioinformatics firm Golden Helix has hired Andreas Scherer to be its new president and CEO.
Scherer has managed large global software services businesses, and he started his executive career at AOL/Netscape.
Golden Helix, a bioinformatics software and services vendor, is expanding its life science research-centric business to include focused solutions for customers in the clinical genomics, pharmacogenomics, and diagnostics markets.
Increasing activity from sequencing vendors and other new players, as well as a flurry of activity around clinical data analysis software and the commercialization of a number of open source tools were the key trends in the bioinformatics community in 2012.