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Rosanne Coppola, Bruce Koepfgen, Jerry Walker, Jonathan Glenn, Christopher McLeod

Rosanne Coppola and Bruce Koepfgen have joined the board of directors of Fisher Scientific, the company said last week. Coppola is a director of M&F Worldwide, and Koepfgen is chief executive officer of Oppenheimer Capital.

Akubio has appointed Jerry Walker as its new chief executive officer, the acoustic biosensor technology company said today. Walker recently served as European president of GE Healthcare, and previously held various senior administrative positions at Amersham Biosciences before it was acquired by GE. He holds a PhD in biochemistry.

Akubio has also named Jonathan Glenn as chief financial officer. Glenn previously served as global head of finance at Celltech and CFO of Oxford GlycoSciences .

Christopher McLeod has been named president and CEO of 454 Life Sciences. He used to be CuraGen's executive vice president.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.