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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

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.