Roche Announces Thomas Schinecker as New President of 454 Life Sciences
454 Life Sciences, a center of excellence of Roche’s business unit Applied Science, announced that effective August 1, 2011, Dr. Thomas Schinecker is appointed Lifecycle Leader for Sequencing and President of 454 Life Sciences, Inc., in Branford, Connecticut, USA, reporting to Robert Yates, Head of Applied Science.
Dr. Schinecker is currently the Diagnostics General Manager of Sweden, located in Bromma, a suburb of Stockholm. Dr. Schinecker’s extensive background and experience of over eight years at Roche will be instrumental in guiding 454 Life Sciences into the next generation of pyrosequencing. Dr. Schinecker holds a PhD in oncology, studying at the New York University. He then excelled in several leadership positions in the Sales & Marketing organization of Roche Diagnostics Austria, starting his career at Roche in the Perspectives Program in 2003. With his success in several key management positions within Roche Diagnostics, Dr. Schinecker brings the required organizational and operating skills to 454 Life Sciences’ highly innovative and accurate long sequence read technology. 454 Sequencing Systems are used productively by large numbers of life science researchers in cancer, infectious disease, immunogenetics, drug discovery, agriculture and other disciplines, resulting in more than 1,000 peer-reviewed publications.
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