Trevor Hawkins will leave his post as director of the DOE’s Joint Genome Institute on March 1 to become senior vice president of genomics at Amersham Biosciences. Hawkins said he would split his time between the two appointments while the DOE searches for a new director. He plans to continue to function as director of the JGI until at least Sept. 1, if a new director has not yet been named.

 

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