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Liebman Leaves Wyeth to Head Roche's Global Computational Genetics


PALO ALTO, Calif.--Michael Liebman last week left his position as director of biomedical informatics and pharmaco-genomics at Wyeth-Ayerst Research in Radnor, Pa., to become director of computational biology and global head of computational genetics for Roche Bioscience here. Liebman spent two years at Wyeth, and previously directed bioinformatics and genomics for Vysis. Liebman continues to hold professorships at Northwestern University in chemical engineering and at the university's Center for Biotechnology, and is a professor of biochemistry at Loyola University in Chicago.

Liebman told BioInform he expects his new position at Roche to "provide unique opportunities to start looking at the relationship between diagnostics and therapeutics, which is going to be managed through the integration of genetics and genomics, and which will play a major role in the future of medicine."

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