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Daniel Masys, Denise Gilbert, Alberto de la Fuente


Daniel Masys, director of biomedical informatics at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed to the National Board on Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine, a component of the National Academy of Sciences that advises the federal government on issues of medical care, research, and education.

Masys was a former chief of the International Cancer Research Data Bank of the NIH National Cancer Institute, and also served as an advisor to the Presidentís Office of Science and Technology Policy in the area of advanced computing and national information structure.


Denise Gilbert, formerly executive vice president and chief financial officer of Incyte Genomics, has been appointed CEO of Entigen of Sunnyvale, Calif.

Entigen said Gilbert would help the company refine its market expansion strategy as it plans to extend its Adaapt data aggregation, access, and analysis platform technology beyond its traditional bioinformatics customer base.


Genset, based in Paris, France, has appointed Robert Abarbanel CIO and CTO.

Prior to joining Genset, Abarbanel served as manager and principal scientist in mathematics and computing technology at Boeing, where he helped develop the companyís visualization and product data management system used to create fully digital airplanes.

Abarbanel has also held industry positions at IntelliGenetics and Apple Computer.


Alberto de la Fuente, a PhD student at the Free University of Amsterdam, was invited to participate in the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates, which took place in Lindau, Germany, June 24-29. De la Fuente is conducting his research at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech under the supervision of research assistant professor Pedro Mendes. The program was sponsored in part by LabBook.

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