Promega will introduce the Spectrum CE System for forensic and paternity analysis. Building this system requires the efforts of many people from many disciplines–from our customers who have told us their needs to the engineers and scientists building the instrument and ensuring its performance. Periodically we will introduce our Promega Connections readers to a team member so that you can have a sneak peak and behind-the-scenes look at Spectrum CE System and the people who are creating it (of course if you truly want to be the first to know, sign up at www.promega.com/spectrum to receive regular, exclusive updates about Spectrum CE).
Today we introduce Yaron Kidron, Principal Software Engineer.
Tell us a little bit about what your role is on the Spectrum project.
I have been involved with Spectrum almost since its inception, my responsibilities span the entire Spectrum software stack: from low level “Promega Common Platform” framework, through instrument control and data acquisition, to user experience. I often negotiate software resources and solutions among client wish-lists, service tech requests and project management schedules.
What are you most excited about working on for Spectrum?
Spectrum is a fascinating project—it is Promega’s first venture into genetic identity instrumentation; and we have built it from scratch. Our team has proven itself above and beyond in learning, designing, refining, and making Spectrum a reality. We believe we have a product that is not only a tremendous win for Promega, but for the entire GI world.
If you could be anything else, what career would you have?
I’d be probably be involved with photography, most likely in the environmental field. I like capturing the essence of a place or a moment in a photograph, if only to replay and enjoy it later.
When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
I’m an avid motorcyclist and have traveled across most of America on my trusty super-sports. Luckily, California offers a 12 month riding season for us to enjoy. Ride on!
If you could have any one skill or talent you don’t already have, what would it be and why?
Skiing. I know, you might think that’s easy to accomplish, but growing up in a desert country, snow wasn’t much of a frequent treat. Add to that an overly protecting Jewish mother, and you might understand why downhill slalom wasn’t a big part of my childhood.
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