Samraat Raha, former vice president of GE Healthcare's CodeLink microarray product line, has joined Agilent Technologies' Life Science and Chemical Analysis business unit as vice president of field operations for the Americas. He reports to Lon Justice, VP and general manager of worldwide sales, marketing and services. Raha manages sales and marketing for the Americas, including all LSCA markets (integrated biology, pharmaceutical analysis, chemical analysis, consumables & services). Raha joined Amersham before the company's acquisition by General Electric and worked there for almost two years before joining Agilent. Previously, he was chief business officer for EraGen of Madison, Wis., and prior to that, he was vice president of discovery services and bioreagents for Incyte Genomics.
Christopher Southan recently accepted an honorary appointment at the University of Nottingham as Special Visiting Professor of Proteomics in the Department of Biosciences. He currently works for AstraZeneca in Myndal, Sweden as the bioinformatics group leader in the company's target development and bioinformatics section. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Southan worked at Oxford Glycosciences (now Oxford Genome Sciences) as the Proteome Discovery Bioinformatician.