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People in the News: Jul 6, 2010


Nicholas Naclerio has been named vice president of corporate development at Illumina. Naclerio formerly was co-founder and executive chairman of Quanterix. In the new role, he will be responsible for licensing, strategic planning, and acquisitions. He also previously raised money for Boreal Genomics, O-Link Bioscience, and Fluxion Bioscience, and he served as president and CEO of ParAllele BioScience.

WaferGen has appointed Andre Marion, co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Applied Biosystems, and Muneesh Tewari, a faculty member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to serve on its scientific advisory board.

Cindy WalkerPeach has joined the Austin Technology Incubator as director of the Bioscience incubator. WalkerPeach formerly was director of corporate business development at Asuragen, and worked at Ambion before it spun off Asuragen. Prior to that, she worked at Cenetron Diagnostics. WalkerPeach is taking over the position from Jessica Hanover, who left the job in March to join Rules-Based Medicine.

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.