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Gabor Bethlendy, Peter Lassota

BioForce Nanosciences has named Gabor Bethlendy sales manager for Europe. He will be based in Boston, Mass.
Bethlendy joins BioForce from Combimatrix, where he was regional sales manager for the company’s custom microarray and array synthesizer product lines. Prior to that, Bethlendy was senior application scientist for Agilent Technologies.

Caliper Life Sciences last week said that it has appointed Peter Lassota as divisional vice president of oncology.
At Caliper, Lassota will lead the R&D activities involved in oncology applications and the utilization of biophotonic imaging for developing biomarker research technologies. Lassota joins Caliper from the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, where he led Novartis’ US oncology pharmacology unit. Lassota has also worked at Wyeth-Ayerst Research and the American Cyanamid Company. He has an MS in chemistry from the University of Warsaw and a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.