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Gilbert Omenn, Peter Roepstorff, Brian Chait, Guenther Thesseling

Gilbert Omenn was awarded the HUPO Distinguished Service Award at HUPO’s 6th Annual World Congress this week. Omenn is a professor of internal medicine, human genetics, public health, and computational biology at the University of Michigan.
Also Peter Roepstorff was awarded the HUPO Distinguished Achievement Award in Proteomics. He is a professor of protein chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark. A pioneer in protein and peptide mass spectrometry, he founded the Protein Research Group at the university.
In addition, Brian Chait was awarded the HUPO Distinguished Discovery Award in Proteomic Sciences. Chait is the head of the Laboratory for Mass Spectrometry and Gaseous Ion Chemistry at Rockefeller University.

Fluorotechnics appointed Guenther Thesseling head of its global sales and marketing team, the company said this week. Thesseling was previously at GE Healthcare where he was responsible for marketing proteomics products to the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries and research centers.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.