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.