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Martina Bielefeld-Sevigny

PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences announced this week the appointment of Martina Bielefeld-Sevigny as vice president and general manager of drug discovery and research reagents. 
Bielefeld-Sevigny most recently served as director of molecular pharmacology within PerkinElmer Bio-discovery's reagents business, and led the company's Center of Excellence in Montreal, Canada.
Prior to joining PerkinElmer in 2004, Bielefeld-Sevigny was the director of process development at DSM Biologics of Montreal. Before DSM Biologics, Bielefeld-Sevigny held a series of jobs at Pharmacia Biotech in Freiburg, Germany; Uppsala, Sweden; and Montreal.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.