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People in the News: Jun 16, 2009

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Joe DeRisi has received the 2009 American Society for Microbiology Eli Lilly and Company Research Award.

DeRisi, a professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, was honored for his work in advancing the basic technology and informatics for DNA microarrays and using these tools to investigate basic biological regulatory mechanisms. Currently, he works on the application of advanced genomic technologies to the study of human infectious diseases. DeRisi holds a PhD from Stanford University.


Anagnostics Bioanalysis has hired Markus Jaquemar to its marketing and sales team. Jaquemar previously worked in global marketing in the life science portfolio at Agilent Technologies and he has spent nearly two decades working in the life sciences in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.