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Paired Ends: Terry Pizzie, Norton Zinder, Dan Brazeau


Pacific Biosciences has appointed Terry Pizzie to vice president of global sales. He joined PacBio in 2010 as vice president of Europe. Previously, he was director of global commercial operations for Genetix (now part of Molecular Devices), senior vice president of commercial operations for Biacore (now part of GE Healthcare), and also held various positions at Applied Biosystems (now part of Life Technologies).

He holds a degree in physiology and biochemistry from the University of Reading.

Norton Zinder, a molecular biologist who played an important role in the Human Genome Project, has passed away. Zinder was an emeritus professor of genetics at Rockefeller University. He was also the university's dean of graduate and post-graduate studies. From 1988 through 1991 he was chair of the National Institutes of Health's program advisory committee for the Human Genome Project.

The University of New England has appointed Dan Brazeau to be founding director of the UNE Genomics, Analytics, and Proteomics core. The core facility was funded in part by the Maine Technology Asset Fund and UNE's College of Pharmacy. Brazeau has 13 years of experience directing academic multiuser core facilities at the University of Buffalo's Pharmaceutical Genetics Laboratory and the University of Florida's Genetic Analysis Laboratory.

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