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Michael Cinkosky, Michael Rosenberg, Charles DeLisi, Robert Dunoskovic


Genomica has appointed Michael Cinkosky as director of software alliances, responsible for developing commercial activities, excluding sales. Cinkosky had most recently been director of IT for the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Genomica CEO Teresa Ayers said that the company intends to add 10 new employees this month to give it a total of 100 by year-end.

Michael Rosenberg has been named associate director of bioinformatics at Biogen where he reports to Rainer Fuchs, director of research informatics. Fuchs was also his supervisor at Aventis, where Rosenberg was program manager, genome analysis.

Physiome Sciences has appointed Charles DeLisi to its scientific advisory board.

DeLisi, currently director of the All University Program in Bioinformatics at Boston University, is also a member of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s theory advisory committee and on the Santa Fe Institute’s science advisory board. He is also chairman of the board of scientific counselors to the director for the National Center for Biotechnology Information. DeLisi helped in establishing the Human Genome Project and the Department of Energy’s participation.

Linux Networx of Salt Lake City, a provider of large-scale computer clusters for biotech, Internet, and scientific research fields, appointed Robert Dunoskovic vice president of manufacturing. Dunoskovic will be responsible for the quality and efficiency of all processes during the production and integration of Linux Networx Evolocity cluster systems. He was formerly manager of production procurement for IBM’s Burlington Microelectronics Division, where he oversaw e-procurement for the Northeast region.

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