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John Reynders, Andrew Lambert, Oliver Bayliss, Greg Brandau, Stephen Lombardi, Robert Jones, Carolyn Martin.


John Reynders has joined Celera Genomics as vice president, information systems.

Reynders previously worked in the high performance computing area of Sun Microsystems and at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he managed multiple high performance computing projects, among other tasks.

At Celera, Reynders will be responsible for the development and implementation of information systems strategies.

Viaken Systems of Gaithersburg, Md., has hired Andrew Lambert as vice president of sales and Oliver Bayliss as European sales director.

Lambert will be based in Gaithersburg while Bayliss will work out of Viaken’s European headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

Prior to Viaken, Lambert was group vice president at Cerner Corporation. Bayliss was formerly director of bioinformatics sales for Pharmacopeia.

The two said they are working together to increase the company’s worldwide sales, with a particular focus on Europe and the Pacific rim.

Affymetrix subsidiary Perlegen Sciences has hired Greg Brandau, formerly the vice president of computer operations for Pixar Animation Studios, as its new chief information officer.

At Pixar, Brandau oversaw the company’s information technology infrastructure.

Brandau will oversee Perlegen’s team of computer programmers and bioinformaticists.

Applied Biosystems has named Stephen Lombardi to the position of vice president for its new applications and products division and Robert Jones as vice president for its platform products research and development division. Jones, who was vice president and general manager of the company’s informatics division, will oversee all instrument and software development projects.

ABI, based in Foster City, Calif., also promoted Carolyn Martin, formerly the senior director of North American sales, to succeed Lombardi as vice president of field operations for the Americas.

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