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Bernd Brust, Susan Lambert, and Heiner Dreismann

Bernd Brust has been promoted by Invitrogen to the newly established position of senior vice president of sales for Europe and the Americas. Brust has been serving as general manager and vice president of European operations, a post that will now be assumed by Susan Lambert.
 
Brust joined Invitrogen in 2004 from GE, where he served as general manager, sales and marketing, for GE Medical Systems Information Technologies.
 

 
Heiner Dreismann has been named to the board of directors at Nanogen, the company said last week.
 
Dreismann is the current CEO of FasTraQ and previously served as president and CEO of Roche Molecular Systems
 

Dreismann became a director of Iconix Biosciences last week and last month became a director of GeneNews, formerly ChondroGene.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.