EMBL has established a Bioinformatics Advisory Committee. Members of the committee include Søren Brunak (Chairman) of the Technical University of Denmark, John Sulston of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Anna Tramontano of the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Martin Vingron of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, and Gunnar von Heijne of Stockholm University.
The National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health last week named Franziska Grieder as associate director of comparative medicine, replacing John Strandberg, who retired last December.
David Ichikawa has become senior vice president for business development at Sangamo BioSciences, the Point Richmond, Calif.-based company said this week. Most recently, he was chief business officer of Sagres Discovery. Prior to that, he held several positions with Chiron. Ichikawaholds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a BS from the University of California at Davis.