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Axys Appoints Hillyard as VP Information Systems

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--Allan Hillyard, former vice-president and chief technical officer for Base4 Bioinformatics, has joined Axys Pharmaceuticals as vice-president of information systems. At Axys, Hillyard will oversee integration of all components of the company's information infrastructure, including bioinformatics, cheminformatics, structural biology, pharmacology, and clinical development. John Walker, Axys's CEO, said Hillyard will "integrate the publicly available data we use in our target identification and validation efforts with that which we devise internally from gene sequencing, cloning, screening, combinatorial chemistry, structural biology, and development." Previous to his post at Base4, Hillyard was manager of research computing at the Jackson Laboratory, where he created the first genomic database of the mouse, GBase.

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