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Steven Paul, Robert Speziale, Ruedi Aebersold, Jan Ellenberg, Lee Hood, Ulf Landegren

Steven Paul has been elected to Sigma-Aldrich’s board of directors, the company said this week.
Paul is the executive vice president for science and technology and president of the Lilly Research Laboratories of Eli Lilly. Prior to this, Paul was scientific director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

Robert Speziale, the vice president of business development for Invetech, has been appointed as chair of the Society for Biomolecular Sciences’ Partners in Commerce committee, the company said this week.

The European Molecular Biology Organization has announced new members including Ruedi Aebersold of the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology in Zurich, Switzerland; Jan Ellenberg of the European Microbiology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany; Lee Hood of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle; and Ulf Landegren of the Department of Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University, Sweden.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.