Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

HGS Promotes Head of Protein Development and Bioinformatics Director


ROCKVILLE, Md.--Human Genome Sciences promoted its bioinformatics and gene discovery director, Michael Fannon, to the newly created position of vice president, chief information officer, and promoted Reiner Gentz, head of protein development, to vice president of protein development.

Fannon joined HGS in 1994 as bioinformatics manager to manage data collection, genetic analysis, and information retrieval systems underlying HGS's high-throughput gene sequencing efforts. Since 1997 he has also worked to streamline efforts of internal projects including the identification of novel secreted human proteins.

Gentz has been HGS director of protein expression and purification since 1993. In 1997 he took on responsibilities related to a new HGS process development and production facility that will produce novel human proteins for use in phase one, two and three clinical trials. In his new capacity, Gentz is responsible for design and staffing the facility, which is expected to be completed in 1999.

Filed under

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.