Richard Myers, chair of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and director of the Stanford Human Genome Center, will be leaving Stanford next year to serve as scientific director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala., Alabama Governor Bob Riley said last week.
Myers, an Alabama native, will move slowly from a consulting role over the coming year before he takes on the full-time position next fall. Meantime, he will continue his work running the Stanford HGC and as a professor at the university.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has tapped Human Genome Sciences’ CEO Thomas Watkins to chair the state’s Life Sciences Advisory Board. The state has also selected more than a dozen other individuals from the life sciences, technology, real estate, regulatory, and academic spheres to serve on the board.
Among the other members are Janet Woodcock, deputy commissioner and chief medical officer of the US Food and Drug Administration; and David Ramsay, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Agendia has named Hessel Lindenbergh chairman of its supervisory board. Lindenbergh is chairman of NIB Capital’s supervisory board and is a board member at Royal Numico, Petroplus International, Gamma Holding, and the University of Amsterdam.