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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

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.