Clive Brown has joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as a group leader in next-generation sequencing informatics R&D. Previously, he was director of computational biology and IT at Solexa in Little Chesterford, UK, which he joined in late 2002. He left the company in January prior to its merger with Illumina.
"When I joined I had a mental target of what I wanted to achieve, and by January 2007, most of that was in place," he told BioInform’s sister publication In Sequence by e-mail this week.
Francis Ouellette has been appointed associate director of informatics and biocomputing and senior scientist at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, BioInform has learned. Ouellette was most recently director of the University of British Columbia Bioinformatics Center, which closed earlier this year [BioInform 03-16-07].
Before joining the UBiC in 2002, Ouellette was director of the Bioinformatics Core Facility at the Center for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics in Vancouver, BC. Prior to that, he worked at the National Center for Biotechnology Information.