The National Center for Genome Resources has appointed Scott Wolff as director of software engineering. Wolff will manage NCGR’s software development teams and technical project portfolio, including web-based information resources, software applications for high throughput sequencing projects, web applications for population genetics and molecular diagnostics research, and semantic web technology projects.
Wolff most recently served as senior engineer and manager at Sun Microsystems, where he led work in several areas, including educational services, stochastic modeling of distributed systems, and the analysis of multivariate telemetry streams.
Craig Venter became president and CEO of a newly expanded J. Craig Venter Institute after it absorbed the Institute for Genomic Research and the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation, BioInform’s sister publication GenomeWeb News reported this week.
Claire Fraser-Liggett will remain president of TIGR and Robert Strausberg, group leader of human genome medicine at the Venter Institute, will become president of the Center for the Advancement of Genomics, which was renamed from JCVI. TIGR and TCAG will be divisions of the Venter Institute.
Eric Eisenstadt and Marvin Frazier will remain vice presidents for research of TIGR and TCAG, respectively, while Yu-Hui Rogers will continue to direct the Joint Technology Center with support from a senior management team.