InforSense has hired Joseph Donahue as chief business officer and president of InforSense North America. Donahue will lead the UK-based company's worldwide sales operations, and will manage its North American operations. Donahue most recently served as co-CEO of Lion Bioscience. Prior to joining Lion, he served as vice president of global life sciences and chemicals markets for Spotfire and as vice president of North American sales at MDL Information Systems.
Steven Henikoff, a biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Henikoff was recognized for inventing computational methods for analyzing DNA sequence data for the Human Genome Project.
Elsevier MDL has appointed Trevor Heritage as senior vice president of its newly created workflow business group (see story, this issue). Heritage was previously senior vice president of discovery informatics at Tripos. His position there has been filled by Bryan Koontz, the company said last month [BioInform 04-18-05].