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Cathy Burzik, Paul Hawran, Harry Hixson, Matt Watson, Mansoor Mohammed, Eric Lander, Mike Hunkapiller, Lee Hood

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Former Applied Biosystems President Cathy Burzik has been named to the board of directors at Bausch & Lomb.
 
Burzik left ABI in October 2006 to become CEO at the medical company Kinetic.  
 

 
Sequenom has named Paul Hawran its new CFO, the company said last week.
 
Hawran has resigned his position on the company’s board but will serve as a consultant to the company until April 1.
 
Chairman Harry Hixson will replace Hawran on the audit committee.
 
Hawran formerly was CFO of Neurocrine Biosciences and served as finance director at Warner Communications, and was vice president and treasurer at SmithKline Beecham.
 

 
CombiMatrix’s Molecular Diagnostics subsidiary last week said CEO Matt Watson will step down and will be replaced by Mansoor Mohammed, who is currently president and COO. Watson will stay on with the company for three months as a consultant.
 

  
Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, has received the 2007 Society for Biomolecular Sciences Achievement Award for Innovation in HTS, the group said last week. Lander will receive his award during a presentation at the Society for Biomolecular Science’s 13th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Montreal, Canada, which will be held on April 15-19.
 
The Award recognizes “outstanding achievements in research, innovation, groundbreaking foundation or seminal contributions that have proven to be broadly applicable to biomolecular sciences or pharmaceutical/agricultural lead discovery.”
 
Lander will receive a $5,000 honorarium.
 
Past recipients of the SBS Award include Applied Biosystems’ Mike Hunkapiller and Lee Hood from the Institute for Systems Biology.

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