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Howard Goldstein, Martin Vingron, Eugene Myers

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Howard Goldstein has joined cellular image analysis firm Amnis as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Goldstein was most recently senior vice president of sales, service, and marketing at Argonaut Technologies. Prior to that, he was founder, president, and CEO of the eBioinformatics unit of Entigen. He also held senior-level positions at Incyte Genomics, Synteni, Molecular Devices, Molecular Dynamics, and Applied Biosystems.


Martin Vingron, director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, and Eugene Myers of the University of California, Berkeley, are the two winners of the 2004 Max Planck Research Prize, worth €750,000 ($913,000) each. The annual prize, awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society, promotes “collaboration on cutting-edge research between scientists from Germany and abroad.”

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