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Leroy Hood, Bernd Brust, Susan Lambert

Cellumen this week said that Leroy Hood has joined the company’s scientific advisory board.
Hood is the founder and president of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, Wash.

Invitrogen said this week that Bernd Brust has been promoted to the newly created post of senior vice president of sales for Europe and the Americas. Brust will be responsible for leading the company’s sales strategy in those areas, and will assume the responsibilities previously held by John Delli Santi, who resigned as general manager of Invitrogen’s North American operations to pursue other interests, Invitrogen said.
Brust joined Invitrogen in 2004 as general manager and vice president of European operations. Before joining Invitrogen, he was general manager of sales and marketing for GE Medical Systems Information Technologies.
Susan Lambert, currently VP of European sales, will succeed Brust as GM and VP of European operations. Lambert joined Invitrogen in 1975.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.