New York-based ProteoMetrics has made a number of changes to its senior management team as it prepares for future growth. The company has hired Doug Lockyer, formerly CEO of Internet startup Riptide Communications, as co-CEO. Lockyer, who has been a consultant to ProteoMetrics since 2000, will lead the company’s efforts to increase its staff from 34 to over 100 over the next 18 months.
Ron Beavis, formerly chief scientific officer and one of the founders of ProteoMetrics, has been named the CEO of the company’s scientific operations.
David Fenyo, also a company founder and previously president and CEO, will take on the roles of president and chief scientific officer.
Jennifer Krone, formerly vice president of business development and lead solutions architect, has been named vice president of scientific services at ProteoMetrics.
Miguel Rios Jr. has been appointed the interim president and CEO of the National Center for Genome Resources of Sante Fe, NM. Rios, founder and CEO of Albuquerque-based Orion International Technologies, has been a member of NCGR’s board of directors since 1995.
Rios replaces Stephen Joseph, who resigned his position as president and CEO.
Janet Thornton, a professor of structural biology at the University of London, has been appointed research director of the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, UK. Thornton will replace Michael Ashburner, who will return to working full-time at the University of Cambridge.
Ashburner, who has served as co-head of the institute along with Graham Cameron since EBI’s launch five years ago, is expected to continue to support the growth of the Gene Ontology Consortium.
University of California San Diego bioinformatics expert Shankar Subramaniam will work with San Diego-based MitoKor to develop computational tools to identify and determine the function of mitochondrial proteins.
The collaboration has been backed by a $450,000 Life Sciences Informatics Program grant from the University of California’s Industry University Cooperative Research Program. This is the fifth California state-funded grant MitoKor has received for work with University of California collaborators to study the mitochondrial proteome.