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Alex van Belkum, Carlo Croce, Herbert Fritsche, Joe Gray, Patrick Murray, Franklyn Prendergast, David Relman, Michael Sarosdy, Matt Ruby, Dino DiCamillo, Ian Taylor

Cepheid has appointed eight members to its scientific advisory board. The new members include Alex van Belkum, professor of molecular microbiology at the department of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, Erasmus Medical Center, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Carlo Croce, chairman of the department of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University; Herbert Fritsche, chief of clinical chemistry at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Joe Gray, director of the life sciences division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Patrick Murray, chief of the microbiology service, department of laboratory medicine, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center; Franklyn Prendergast, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine; David Relman, chief of infectious diseases at Palo Alto Veterans’ Administration Hospital; and Michael Sarosdy, a urologic surgeon at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Matt Ruby has joined Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment as vice president and legal and general counsel, the China-based semiconductor processing company said last week. He joins AMEC from Sanmina-SCI, where he served as corporate counsel. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Applied Biosystems, where he served as senior counsel and manager of the legal department international group, leading the company's overseas legal affairs. Ruby received his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law and a certificate in international and comparative law from MagdalenCollegeat the University of Oxford.

Dino DiCamillo has joined ART Advanced Research Technologies as vice president for global sales and marketing of preclinical imaging, the Montreal-based medical device company said last week. Prior to joining ART, DiCamillo was president of the proteomic technology division of Alfa Wassermann. Previously, he was a senior field manager at Applied Biosystems. DiCamillo holds an EMBA from TempleUniversity and a BS in biology from Lake Superior State University.
ART also appointed Mark Sutherland to its business advisory council. Sutherland is chief business officer at FlashPoint Technology and has held senior positions at GE Healthcare, Amersham Biosciences, Molecular Dynamics, and Applied Biosystems.

Cellexus Biosystems this week announced the appointment of Ian Taylor as commercial director.

Taylor previously held senior management positions at Genetix, PerkinElmer Life & Analytical Sciences, Genomic Solutions, PerSeptive Biosystems, and EG&G Wallac.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

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Arizona Bill Before Judge

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Additional Genes

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Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.