Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro has joined the scientific advisory committee of AnVil Informatics, based in Lowell, Mass. Piatesky-Shapiro co-founded the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal and is currently the editor of KDnuggets News. He served as vice president and chief scientist at Xchange, a customer relationship management company.
Molecular Mining of Raleigh, NC, has appointed Mary Jane Cunningham as director of discoveries and Jim Sullivan as director of North American sales. Cunningham was previously director of pharmacogenomics at Genometrix. Sullivan joins MMC from Lion Bioscience where he headed up sales and business development in the Northeastern US.
Norman Pace, a biology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has won a 2001 MacArthur Fellowship. Among other achievements, Pace developed techniques to analyze the phylogenetic relationship between microorganisms based on their rRNA genes.