Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Loralyn Mears, Darrell Ricke, Vincent Schchter


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.

Filed under

The Scan

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.

Analysis of Endogenous Parvoviral Elements Found Within Animal Genomes

Researchers at PLOS Biology have examined the coevolution of endogenous parvoviral elements and animal genomes to gain insight into using the viruses as gene therapy vectors.

Saliva Testing Can Reveal Mosaic CNVs Important in Intellectual Disability

An Australian team has compared the yield of chromosomal microarray testing of both blood and saliva samples for syndromic intellectual disability in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.