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People Transfer: May 20, 2009


Southeast Bio, a public-private partnership formed in 1999 to promote the growth of the life sciences economy in the southeastern US, has named Jennifer Moore as its new executive director.

Moore, who replaces Stephanie Adams, has a BS in biochemistry from Lehigh University and a PhD in molecular physiology and biological physics from the University of Virginia.

She has worked for Emory University for the last four and a half years as a licensing associate, where she worked with venture capital firms, emerging companies, and research institutions.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.