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Chris Spivey & Tony Hunter

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Former Cambridge Healthtech Insitute proteomics conference director Chris Spivey is now moonlighting as a conference coordinator for HUPO, ProteoMonitor learned last week. HUPO is planning its first independently organized meeting for November in Versailles, France, and Spivey said he is “helping HUPO get a really world class event going.” Spivey served as CHI’s conference director when it organized the first HUPO meeting in April 2001, and helped organize its most recent conference in San Diego this past January.

 

Newtown, Penn.-based AxCell Biosciences has appointed Tony Hunter to the company’s scientific advisory board, AxCell said last week. Hunter, a specialist in the field of protein kinases and signal transduction, currently serves as a professor at The Salk Institute and as an adjunct professor of biology at the University of California, San Diego.

 

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