George Church has been elected to serve on Sigma-Aldrich's board of directors, the firm said. Church is professor of genetics at the Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Computational Genetics in Cambridge, Mass. He played a key role in the Human Genome Project and is a co-founder of the start-up consumer genomics firm Knome and synthetic biology firm Codon Devices. He also has been co-developing the Polonator, a second-generation sequencing system, with Danaher.
Sigma-Aldrich also announced that it has appointed George Miller to the post of SVP, general counsel and secretary. Miller most recently served as general counsel in the New York office of Novartis.