Axxam Appoints Tod Flak as Head of Laboratory Informatics and Automation
Dr. Tod Flak has been appointed as Head of Laboratory Informatics and Automation.
Dr. Flak was previously with Genesoft, Inc., a small biopharmaceutical company based in San Francisco, CA, USA. There he functioned in a similar role, with responsibilities that included development of robotic automation for chemical synthesis and biological assays; development of application software to support the laboratory research; and development and administration of databases for laboratory information management and chemical registration. Prior to that position, Dr. Flak worked at several other biotechnology companies as well as at the genome sequencing facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The educational background of Dr. Flak includes a B.S. degree in the field of Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; and a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, both in the USA.
At Axxam, he will be focusing on information systems to support the company’s research and development activities, as well as the continued development of automation for laboratory processes and chemical screening.