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People in the News: Aug 10, 2010

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Pacific Biosciences has appointed Terry Pizzie to be vice president of its Europe operations. Pizzie has worked at Genetix, now part of the Leica division at Danaher, as director of global commercial operations, and before that he was senior VP of commercial operations at Biacore, now part of GE Healthcare. Before those posts, Pizzie was VP, Europe, and VP of sales and marketing for Europe at Applied Biosystems.


Immucor has named Mason Morfit to its board of directors. Morfit is a partner with ValueAct Capital, an investment management firm. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital in 2001, he worked in equity research for Credit Suisse First Boston. Morfit is a director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and a former director of Advanced Medical Optics, Solexa, and MSD Performance.

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.