Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Bill Summers, Justin Stephenson, Joel Bellenson, Susan Lowther


Thermo Electron has hired Bill Summers as global sales director of informatics, a newly created position. Summers comes to Thermo from Aspen Technology, where he was most recently vice president of sales for chemicals/pharmaceuticals.

Kinexus Bioinformatics has appointed Justin Stephenson and Joel Bellenson to its board of directors. Stephenson is the founder and president of Galiano Ventures, a Vancouver-based venture capital firm specializing in the life sciences industries. Bellenson is currently the president and CEO of Upstream Biosciences, a Vancouver-based company developing software for modeling cell systems, protein signaling, and gene regulatory pathways. Bellenson was the co-founder and CEO of DigiScents and the co-founder, CEO, chief strategist, and director of DoubleTwist.

BioWisdom has appointed Susan Lowther as its chief financial officer. Lowther most recently worked as a consultant to early-stage venture capital-backed companies. She previously served as finance director of RiboTargets until its merger with British Biotech in 2003. Lowther has also held senior financial management positions at Lonza Biologics, Celltech Group, and GD Searle (a division of Monsanto).

Filed under

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.