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Peter Wolstenholme, Klaus Sprockamp, Peter Willinger, Laura Robinson


Peter Wolstenholme has been appointed managing director of Stratagene Europe. Prior to joining Stratagene, Wolstenholme was vice president of sales and marketing at MWG Biotech. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Manchester in the UK, and has worked in management at Whatman, Biometra UK, and Orme Scientific.

Klaus Sprockamp, CFO of Lion Biosciences, has been reported missing since the World Trade Center attack September 11. Sprockamp was in a high floor of the World Trade Center South Tower, meeting with an investor, during the attack. Lion’s corporate controller, Peter Willinger, will perform CFO’s duties for now. Lion, based in Heidelberg, Germany, is the maker of ArrayScout and other bioinformatics software.

Laura Robinson, formerly product manager for Motorola Biochips, has been hired by Lion Biosciences to work out of the company’s San Diego office as product marketing manager for the iDea ADME prediction software tool.

This shift from microarrays to ADME software was a natural one, Robinson said, because both products are drug discovery tools. Robinson''s exit from Motorola follows the company''s consolidation of its Clinical Microsensors unit in Pasadena, Calif., with its Biochips division in Northbrook, Ill., into Motorola Life Sciences.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.