Marc Hodosh has stepped down as senior director of the X Prize Foundation and leader of the Archon X Prize for Genomics, In Sequence has learned.
He was replaced by Andrew Wooten last month, who joined the X Prize Foundation from Arizona Technology Enterprises, the technology commercialization company for Arizona State University, where he was vice president of health science ventures. Previously, Wooten held business development positions at Applied Biosystems and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Hodosh, who joined the X Prize Foundation last year, has become president of TED MED, a conference he plans to re-launch next year. He remains a senior advisor to the X-Prize Foundation, according to its website.
Nava Whiteford has joined Oxford Nanopore Technologies as a senior computational scientist. He comes to the nanopore sequencing company from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where he was a bioinformatician.