Helicos BioSciences director Noubar Afeyan has received the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition. He is recognized for his achievements as a technologist and entrepreneur, and for his impact on his local community and in Armenia, his country of origin. Afeyan is managing partner and CEO of Flagship Ventures.
Craig Venter, Joel Malek, Noubar Afeyan
May 13, 2008
Craig Venter will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences award at the VVA’s biennial National Leadership Conference on July 19 in Greenville, SC. He is the founder and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute.
Joel Malek has become manager of the genomics laboratory of Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar. Most recently, he was a senior manager scientist at Applied Biosystems in Beverly, Mass.