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Kirk Malloy, Tony Lima, Susan Vogt, Martin Madaus, Rosanne Coppola, Bruce Koepfgen, Jerry Walker


Illumina has promoted Kirk Malloy to vice president of customer solutions, the San Diego-based company said last week.

Malloy joined Illumina in 2002 as senior director of customer solutions. Prior to Illumina, he was director of technical service and implementation at Biosite. He has also worked at Qiagen, and held various teaching positions at Northeastern University and Boston University. Malloy received an MS and PhD in marine biology/biochemistry from the University of Delaware.

Tony Lima has joined Velocity11 as vice president of sales, the company said last week.

Lima was most recently chief operating officer at DiscoverX. Prior to that, he was vice president of worldwide sales and service for Molecular Devices. He also spent 15 years in management roles at Syva, Velocity11 said.

Millipore said last week that Susan Vogt, president of Millipore's biopharmaceutical division, will be leaving the company on May 27, 2005, to pursue other interests. Martin Madaus, Millipore's chairman and CEO, will lead the division until a successor is named, the company said.

Rosanne Coppola and Bruce Koepfgen have joined the board of directors of Fisher Scientific, the company said last week. Coppola is a director of M&F Worldwide, and Koepfgen is chief executive officer of Oppenheimer Capital.

Akubio, has appointed Jerry Walker as its new chief executive officer, the acoustic biosensor technology company said today. Walker recently served as European president of GE Healthcare, and previously held various senior administrative positions at Amersham Biosciences before it was acquired by GE. He holds a PhD in biochemistry.

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.