• Incyte Genomics’ Randy Scott is giving up his post as president to become chairman of the company. He will also lead a new e-health company that will use Incyte’s technology and databases to provide genomic information to help individuals understand disease and participate in the search for cures.
• Kenneth Jacobsen, who as manager of supercomputer applications in 1993 helped SGI of Mountain View, Calif., make its first push into bioinformatics, has been promoted to vice president of independent software vendor programs at the company. Reporting to executive vice president Kenneth Coleman, Jacobsen will handle all ISV partner programs, technical support, and horizontal applications marketing.
• Genomics Collaborative of Cambridge, Mass., has hired Brent Richter as director of bioinformatics, responsible for linking genotypic, expression, and proteomic data with the company’s database of medical information, DNA, and tissue samples.
Richter most recently served as director of pathoinformatics in the department of molecular biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. There he designed and developed a pathogen-host interactions database and coordinated this project with Aventis Research and Technologies.