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Loralyn Mears, Darrell Ricke, Vincent Schchter

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Loralyn Mears has taken on an expanded role as the segment manager for life sciences market development at Sun Microsystems. Previously, Mears was a partner manager with Sun’s market development organization, where she helped develop and maintain Sun’s alliances with independent life science software vendors. In her new position, Mears will help define Sun’s strategy and strategic relationships in the life sciences market, the company said.

TimeLogic has appointed Darrell Ricke to its scientific advisory board. Ricke was a member of the Center for Human Genome Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is currently bioinformatics director of Paragon Bioinformatics.

Vincent Schächter has left Hybrigenics, where he served as director of bioinformatics research, to take the position of director of bioinformatics at Genoscope (formerly known as the French National Sequencing Center). At Genoscope, Schächter will be responsible for managing current bioinformatics activities as well as initiating new bioinformatics R&D efforts. He will continue his activities as organizer of the BioPathways Consortium.

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