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Mary Jane Cunningham, Jim Kent, David Sankoff


Mary Jane Cunningham has joined Houston Advanced Research Center, a non-profit research organization, as associate director of life sciences and health. Cunningham most recently served as director of discoveries at Molecular Mining. Prior to that, she was director of pharmacogenomics at Genometrix.

The International Society for Computational Biology is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Overton Prize and the second annual Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award, to be presented at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, July 31-August 4, 2004. The Overton Prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early- to mid-stage of his or her career, while the Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes scientists who are more than 12 to 15 years post-degree. Jim Kent of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and David Sankoff of the University of Ottawa and the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques at the Université de Montréal received the 2003 Overton and Senior Scientist awards, respectively. Confidential nominations will be accepted at until Oct. 10, 2003.


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UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.