The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has appointed Karin Remington as director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Remington will oversee more than 1,300 research and training grants totaling about $89 million to support bioinformatics and computational biology projects, including the National Centers for Biomedical Computing initiative.
CBCB also oversees NIH's Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative and partners with the National Science Foundation to support research and training in mathematical biology.
Remington most recently served as the project manager for the National Ecological Observatory Network. Prior to that, she was vice president of bioinformatics research at the J. Craig Venter Institute from 2002 to 2006. She worked at Celera Genomics from 1999 to 2002, where she developed mathematical methods for analyzing the fruit fly, human, and mouse genomes.
Definiens has appointed Greg Calaman as vice president of its North American operations. Calaman joined the company from Pfizer, where he was part of the company’s worldwide IT leadership team. Prior to Pfizer, Calaman led the professional services organization at BEA Systems, and founded iArmor, a technology company that specialized in the cardiovascular outpatient market.
Genstruct has hired Christopher Thomajan as chief financial officer. Thomajan previously served as CFO at Impress Software, Delphi Internet Services, Asurion, Celadon Science, and American’s Growth Capital. Prior to joining Genstruct.