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Gregory McGuinness, Christophe Jean, Bernd Brust, Susan Lambert

Gregory McGuinness has joined NimbleGen Systems as vice president of international business. 
Prior to joining NimbleGen, McGuinness was director of European business development for Gene Logic. He spent several years as director of channel management at Affymetrix and as director of sales and distributor relations at Genetic MicroSystems. Prior to GMS, McGuinness also worked for Stratagene and PerkinElmer.  
McGuinness holds a BS in pharmacology, toxicology, and molecular biology from University College Dublin. He also has a diploma in management studies from Oxford Brookes University and a master’s degree in international business from Trinity College Dublin.

ExonHit Therapeutics has appointed Christophe Jean to its supervisory board.
Jean is currently executive vice president in charge of strategic planning at Ipsen. Jean has previously served in operations for nearly two decades at Ciba Geigy, and then at Novartis Pharma and as president at Pierre Fabre Medicament

Invitrogen has promoted Bernd Brust to senior vice president of sales for Europe and the Americas, a newly created position at the company. He had been general manager and vice president of European operations.
Brust has been with Invitrogen since 2004 and served as sales and marketing manager at GE Medical Systems Information Technologies. The company said Brust’s direct marketing and web marketing work, along with persistent growth in his region, spurred it to create the new position. 
Invitrogen said Susan Lambert, vice president of European sales, will take over Brust’s previous role.

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.