Helicos BioSciences has tapped Stan Letovsky as vice president for scientific informatics. He will oversee efforts to develop the computational and data analysis platform of the Helicos Genetic Analysis System, build Helicos’ scientific computing infrastructure, and help drive the company’s open source initiative. Letovsky has held informatics management roles at Codon Devices, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and Monsanto. He was also an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Cancer detection company Boveran Diagnostics has appointed Kary Mullis to its board of advisors. Mullis won a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1993 for the invention of polymerase chain reaction technology. Mullis currently is a researcher at Children’s Hospital and Research Institute in Oakland, Calif.