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Roche Diagnostics has appointed Robert Yates to be the new Head of Roche Applied Science, a position he will take over from Manfred Baier, who will be retiring from the company at the end of the year. Yates formerly was global head of business development and licensing at Roche Diagnostics.


The Critical Path Institute is searching for a new CEO. Recently, C-Path Institute Founder Raymond Woosley said he would step down as president/CEO of the institute in January 2012 or as soon as the position had been filled.

A search committee formed by the Board of Directors announced this week that they are actively looking for Woosley's replacement. The new leader will be tasked with working collaboratively with regulatory and industry leaders to advance research and speed the introduction of innovative treatments to market.

C-Path is asking its collaborators and consortia members to recommend candidates for the position. People interested in applying for this position should send a letter of interest, CV, and three references to searchcommittee [at] c-path [.] org.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more