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People in the News: New Board Member, VP at Biomatrica


Biomatrica said this week that Nicolas Barthelemy has been added to the company's board of directors while Jeff Whitmore has joined the company as vice president of commercial development.

Barthelemy most recently served at Life Technologies, including as chief commercial officer (president, global commercial operations), president of the cell systems division, senior VP of the cell culture systems division, and senior VP of global operations. Prior to his time at Life Technologies, he held several senior management positions at Biogen Idec. He holds an MS in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an engineering degree from École Supérieure de Physiques et Chimie Industrielles in Paris.

Whitmore joins Biomatrica from Singulex, where he was vice president of life science sales. He also served as vice president of imaging sales at ProteinSimple; executive vice president of global sales at Alpha Innotech; and director of European life science sales at Molecular Devices.

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.