SAN DIEGO, Calif.--Xyris, the Axys Pharmaceuticals affiliate established earlier this year to apply the pharmaceutical company's proprietary bioinformatics and research technologies to the agriculture industry, has named Leo Kim as chief technical officer. Kim joined Xyris from Mycogen, where he had been responsible for worldwide research since 1986. In his new position he will oversee Xyris's research efforts. Prior to joining Mycogen, Kim was the highest ranking biotechnology scientist at Shell Development.
John Walker, Axys's CEO, commented, "Dr. Kim's knowledge and experience will have an immediate impact on the growth of Xyris and the implementation of Axys's technology platform."