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Brent Kreider, Elizabeth Holbrook


Brent Kreider has been tapped as the new senior vice president of Akceli, a cellular systems biology company headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. Kreider most recently served as vice president of biological research at Lexington, Mass.-based Phylos, where he oversaw bioinformatics, cell biology, core technology, proteomics, and selections.

Tripos has hired Elizabeth Holbrook as vice president of US sales. She was previously vice president of international sales at Affymetrix. The company also hired three US sales directors, seven senior sales executives, and six sales support scientists. In Europe, Tripos added four directors of strategic accounts, four senior sales executives, and six application scientists.

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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.