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Jim Hopkins, Claire Fraser-Liggett, Christian Reich, Richard Lingard

Tripos Discovery Informatics has appointed Jim Hopkins as CEO, following the sale of the firm last week to Vector Capital (see feature story, this issue). The company also appointed Richard Cramer as chief scientific officer and Robert Clark as vice president of research.
Hopkins was most recently chairman and CEO of Micrografx, a graphics software company that was sold to Corel.
Cramer has served as the vice president for science at Tripos for the past 24 years and Clark was most recently vice president of scientific research and director of Tripos Informatics Research Center.

Claire Fraser-Liggett has resigned as president of the Institute for Genomic Research and will leave TIGR on April 20, BioInform’s sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News reported this week.
It was not immediately clear who will take her place at TIGR, which is a division of the J. Craig Venter Institute. Fraser-Liggett has been president and director of TIGR since September 1998.

Genstruct has appointed Christian Reich as vice president of scientific research. Reich has worked at the European Bioinformatics Institute and served as global head of clinical informatics for Millennium Pharmaceuticals before joining the company.

Richard Lingard has joined DeltaDot as vice president of sales. Lingard was previously director of strategic alliances at Invitrogen, vice president of business development at Argenta Discovery, director of business development at Inpharmatica (now part of Galapagos), and director of sales for Genomica (now part of Exelixis). Lingard has also held business development positions at Accelrys and Merck.

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The Scan

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.