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People in the News: Mark Dronsfield, Gregory Lucier


Personalis, provider of genetic sequencing and data interpretation to researchers and clinicians, this week formed a UK subsidiary and appointed Mark Dronsfield as the director of European sales.

In a statement, Personalis said it plans to build services infrastructure and a European commercial team that will address the exome and genome analysis needs of researchers in overseas markets. Dronsfield was previously the head of commercial operations in Europe for RainDance Technologies and has worked in commercial operations for Illumina, Affymetrix, and Life Technologies.

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute's board of trustees has elected Gregory Lucier as its chairman. Lucier is chairman and CEO of Life Technologies and will take up his post as Sanford-Burnham's board chairman starting September 18.