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George Church, Leroy Hood, Eugene Myers, Bernhard Palsson, Arnold Levine, Jeffrey Friedman, David Jackson, Jan van der Greef, Victor Dzau, Marc Kirschner, Douglas Lauffenburger, Christopher Sander


George Church, Leroy Hood, Eugene Myers, and Bernhard Palsson have joined Genomatica’s newly formed scientific advisory board. Palsson, a professor of bioengineering and an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, co-founded Genomatica and will serve as chairman of the board. Church is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Lipper Center for Computational Genetics; Hood is co-founder and president of the Institute for Systems Biology; and Myers is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Beyond Genomics has tapped Arnold Levine and Jeffrey Friedman as co-chairs for its newly formed R&D advisory board. Levine is a professor at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies’ Center for Systems Biology. Friedman is a professor of human genetics at Rockefeller University. Other members of the advisory board are: David Jackson, formerly of the DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical company; Jan van der Greef, scientific director of systems biology research at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research; Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs at Duke University; Marc Kirschner, founding chair of the department of systems biology at Harvard Medical School; Douglas Lauffenburger, professor of bioengineering at MIT; and Christopher Sander, head of the Computational Biology Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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