* Aurora Biosciences Corp., of La Jolla, Calif., appointed to its board of directors Roy Whitfield, CEO of Incyte Pharmaceuticals, of Palo Alto, Calif.

* Aviron, of Mountain View, Calif., named C. Jo White vice president of medical affairs.

* BioChem Pharma, of Quebec, made the following appointments: Francois Legault, vice president of investments and subsidiaries; Fred Andrew, chief financial officer; and Greg Arnsdorff, president of BioChem Immunosystems, a diagnostics subsidiary.

* Biogen Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., appointed John Conley treasurer and director of investor relations.

* Biotechnology Industry Organization, of Washington, named as vice president for food and agriculture Val Giddings, branch chief for science and policy coordination for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

* Chiron Corp., of Emeryville, Calif., appointed Margaret Liu vice president of vaccines research.

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