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J.A.M. (Hans) van Beek, Nadia Danhash, Gary Thomas


PamGene, of Den Bosch, Netherlands, has appointed J.A.M. (Hans) van Beek, 40, as vice president of business development and Nadia Danhash as business manager.

Van Beek comes to the Dutch maker of porous chips from Crystallics, a biotechnology company that serves the pharmaceutical industry.

Danhash, who before joining PamGene worked at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (now Amersham Biosciences), was hired to further the partnership between PamGene and Olympus Optical of Japan, to make instruments to read the company’s PamChip.


Motorola Life Sciences has appointed Gary Thomas as its first-ever customer support director. Thomas comes to Motorola from Beckman Coulter, where he spent 19 yers and was responsible for Central US and Canada customer service and administrative operations.

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.