John Quackenbush has been appointed professor of computational biology and bioinformatics jointly at the Harvard School of Public Health and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Quackenbush was previously an investigator at the Institute for Genomic Research, where he led development of the TM4 suite of microarray analysis tools.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has tapped Eric Lander as the recipient of the Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award. AAAS selected Lander for his ability to “tell the stories of genomics research to a broad cross-section of the general public in a consistently compelling and meaningful way,” according to Shirley Malcom, director of Education and Human Resources at AAAS. Lander is founding director of the Broad Institute, a professor of biology at MIT, a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, and a member of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.