• David Anderson has been named chief technology officer of United Devices, an Austin-based technology company that develops computational and data-delivery tools for the internet.
“By combining unused process cycles and storage across the internet, we can accomplish tasks of unprecedented scope,” Anderson said.
United Devices’ technology is designed for such computing projects as analyzing the human genome.
• Israel’s Weizmann Institute gave the thumbs up to Protein Explorer, a RasMol-like interface implemented in Chime that can be found at http://www.umass.edu/microbio/chime/. The Protein Explorer offers greater assistance and automation, making visual exploration of a protein’s structure more accessible to novices and occasional users, the institute said.
The institute also said that it was more convenient than RasMol, even for experts.
• Kenneth Griffiths and Richard Resnick, the cofounders of Mosaic Bioinformatics of Boston, Mass., have joined NetGenics of Cleveland, Ohio, to form a Database Development Group, located in Boston.
Griffiths, principal database architect, and Resnick, director of database development, will lead NetGenics’ efforts in managing and integrating scientific data using data warehousing technologies.
Michael Dickson, senior vice president of product development and CTO for NetGenics, said, “By adding database development capabilities, NetGenics is responding to a growing industry need to solve a crucial piece of the discovery equation--namely, how best to manage and integrate data as it is acquired.”