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John Quackenbush, Christopher Southan, and Samraat Raha

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John Quackenbush has been appointed professor of computational biology and bioinformatics jointly at the Harvard School of Public Health and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard said earlier this month. He comes to Harvard from the Institute for Genomic Research, where he was an investigator. While at TIGR, he held appointments as professor of biochemistry at George Washington University and as adjunct professor of biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University.


Christopher Southan will join the University of Nottingham as visiting professor of proteomics in the department of biosciences. The honorary appointment is initially for three years. Southan is currently bioinformatics group leader in the molecular pharmacology department of AstraZeneca R&D in Möndal, Sweden. In the past, he held bioinformatics positions at Oxford GlycoSciences and Gemini Genomics.


Samraat Raha, former vice president of GE Healthcare’s CodeLink microarray product line, has joined Agilent Technologies’ life science and chemical analysis business unit as vice president of field operations for the Americas. Raha joined Amersham before the company’s acquisition by General Electric and worked there for almost two years before joining Agilent. Previously, he was chief business officer for EraGen of Madison, Wis. And prior to that position, he was vice president of discovery services and bioreagents for Incyte Genomics.

 

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